Desaturating in ACR

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  1. jamesino

    jamesino TPF Noob!

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    In Photoshop when trying to convert a JPEG into grayscale, dragging the Saturation sliders in the "Hue/Saturation" console should be avoided as it will destroy some contrast in the image.

    Does the same hold true for the Saturation slider at the bottom of the "Basic" menu in Adobe Camera RAW in PS CS3? Will doing so also destroy some contrast?
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    You could offset that by increasing the contrast...but that's still not the best method for getting B&W or monotone images, IMO.

    I'm sure that a Google search would turn up several methods for converting images to B&W. You could probably find some ready made actions to download.
     

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