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The Photoshop® CS Book for Digital Photographers by Scott Kelby

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“Ansel Adams-Style” Extreme Grayscale Conversion

Got a great shot of a mountainous landscape and want to convert it to grayscale with an Ansel Adams-style conversion (one with intense contrast and depth)? Try Jim DiVitale’s great trick for an instant Ansel-like effect using the Channel Mixer.

Step One.
Open the color photo you want to convert into a high-contrast Ansel Adams-style black-and-white image.

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Step Two.
Go to the Layers palette, and from the Adjustment Layer pop-up menu at the bottom of the Layers palette, choose Channel Mixer. When the Channel Mixer appears, first, click on the Monochrome check box in the bottom ...

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