Lab color b&W from color

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  1. wil

    wil TPF Noob!

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    since a lot of people are converting color to B&W I thought this would help.

    * open your image and do all corrections
    * go to the menu at the top of the screen and go to "image" - "mode" - "lab color"
    *in layers palette click on the channels
    * in the channels folder click on the "lightness channel"
    * now go to the "image"-- "adjustments"-- "levels" and slide your pointer on the left and right of the histogram untill they meet the black in the histogram. Which is the begining of the detail.
    * now go to "image" - "mode" -- "grayscale" and click on it
    *last go to "image" - "mode" - "RGB"

    I like this method better than the mode>grayscale>image>desaturate
     
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    I like this method also, you can also try the channel Mixer. Ernie
     
  3. wil

    wil TPF Noob!

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    Ernie,

    When you do b&W do you convert each image or batch. I convert alot and doing a batch conversion would save a lot of time. If you know how to do this it would be great.
    Thx..
     
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    That has an interesting effect. Definately a lot different than what you get from desaturating, and and from what I normally get when I use the channel mixer. I like this method.
     

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