A quick glance through any photography or fashion magazine, or at the photos on social websites like Flickr, confirms that black and white photography is as popular as ever. With the coming of digital though, one important thing has changed. In the days of film photography, you shot on black and white film. Now, with digital cameras, you take photos in color and then convert them to black and white.This hindi spoken tutorial will demonstrate you how to convert any photo to full black and white or mixed
Photoshop and Photoshop Elements offer both destructive and non-destructive black and white conversion techniques. Destructive methods are ones that can’t be re-adjusted afterwards. Once you’ve made the conversion, the only way to change it is to undo the conversion and start again.
Non-destructive methods use Photoshop’s adjustment layers. The changes that you make to your photo are stored in a layer, and the original photo remains unchanged underneath. Then, when you’re done, you flatten the image and it’s as this stage that Photoshop makes all the changes to the photo permanent. You can edit the conversion at any time before flattening the image by clicking on the adjustment layer’s icon .
The black and white adjustment layer gives you all the control of the channel mixer and twin hue/saturation techniques via six color sliders. But the most exciting feature is it’s ‘targeted adjustment tool’. With this tool you can stroke tones in your photo to make them lighter or darker. It’s an intuitive and precise conversion technique.
- Layer – New Adjustment Layer – Black and White(shortcut through layer panel demonstrated in video)
- Click ‘OK’. The Black and White toolbox appears:
- Move the six color sliders right or left to brighten or darken the respective tones in the photo. You can also choose from from the presets in the drop down menu at the top.
- Move the cursor over the photo and hold the left mouse button down. The cursor changes, indicating that the targeted adjustment tool is activated. With the mouse button held down, move the mouse to the right to lighten the tones under the cursor, or left to darken them.
- Click ‘OK’ when you’re done.