Hello all, I am relativly new to the digital photography world. I am having a hard time figuring out what is considered OKAY digital darkroom editting and what is too much. I basically don't want to do anything with photoshop that I wouldn't be able to do if i were developing my pictures with chemicals. So my basic questions are: 1) I take pictures in RAW format, I play a little with the RAW editor in PS and then open it in PS. Once opened in PS, what tools and in what order can I use with out feeling guilty? 2) I love B&W photography, but when you shoot in RAW, the picture is always in color (at least I haven't found a way to change this). So this question is the same as above but with the added step of converting the image to B&W. When do you convert it to make it look the best? which tool is best to use for best quality? Gradiant, channels, desaturate, curves, combination? I currently do a combination. I will desaturate in the RAW editor, use the gradiant tool in PS, and then play with curves. Alrighty, I think that is all for now. If somethign is unclear, feel free to ask me questions. Thanks!