One of my favorite features in Elements is its black-and-white conversion tool. Well, it’s not really a tool, it’s more like a dialog where you decide how you want your color photo converted into black and white. It’s a very visual way to make the jump from color to black and white, and if you can point-and-click, you can do it. Here’s how it’s done:
Open the color photo you want to convert to black and white (yes, you need to start with a color photo), and then go under the Enhance menu and choose Convert to Black and White (as shown here).
When you choose Convert to Black and White, a dialog ...