Nifty shades of grey: control your tones in a black and white conversion

Control your tones in black and white conversions: step 19

There are lots of ways to make a black and white conversion, but the number of choices depends on the software you’re using. Here we show you how to take control of the process by learning how to use your tools effectively to control the shade of great of each colour in your original image.

8 ‘alternative’ ways to convert to black and white in Photoshop

8 alternative ways to convert to black and white: Desaturation

There are many ways to skin a cat in Photoshop and converting to mono is no exception. Here are some other popular ways to convert to black and white for those who don’t want to use the Black & White tool.

5 unbeatable ways to convert black and white portraits

Photo Ideas: 5 unbeatable ways to convert black and white portraits

Quick: think of your favourite portrait photography. Tip the scales in your brain for a moment, and you’ll probably find that most of your favourites are black and white portraits, no?

Black and white portraits have an inherent classic quality about them that stands the test of time, and if you want to give your portraits this sort of impact, you’ll want to give them a really punchy black and white conversion.

Create cyanotypes in Photoshop Elements

Tone your black and white images with a wash of colour for a creative way to convert to mono Digital Camera’s 10-part series ‘Teach Yourself Photoshop’ builds into a complete video reference library. These easy-to-follow video guides will take you on a start-to-finish journey through perfecting your photos in the digital darkroom. In this video… Continue reading

Convert to black and white in Photoshop CS5

Using this advanced tutorial, you’ll find out how to convert your images to striking mono using Photoshop CS5 Digital Camera’s 10-part series ‘Teach Yourself Photoshop’ builds into a complete video reference library. These easy-to-follow video guides will take you on a start-to-finish journey through perfecting your photos in the digital darkroom. In this tutorial you’ll… Continue reading

Convert to black and white in Photoshop Elements

Get to grips with mono conversion with this simple guide to black and white in Photoshop Elements Digital Camera’s 10-part series ‘Teach Yourself Photoshop’ builds into a complete video reference library. These easy-to-follow video guides will take you on a start-to-finish journey through perfecting your photos in the digital darkroom. In this video you’ll discover… Continue reading

How to add colour to a black and white photo in Photoshop

How to get the most from mono conversions in Photoshop Elements (Part 1 of 2)

Understanding how colour relates to mono tones is key to getting good black and white conversions, watch this video to find out how to take control of your mono conversions. Converting colour photos to black and white is an art; it’s all too easy to make a quick conversion that looks fine on screen, but… Continue reading

How to get the most from mono conversions in Photoshop Elements (Part 2 of 2)

Understanding how colour relates to mono tones is key to getting good black and white conversions, watch this video to find out how to take control of your mono conversions. Converting colour photos to black and white is an art; it’s all too easy to make a quick conversion that looks fine on screen, but… Continue reading