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    Default Quick Black and White Tutorial

    This is a tutorial for CS5 on how to convert to Black and White.

    Adjust your picture in ACR - fix any blown area, color cast, etc.

    Step 1
    Make sure the background (1) is black. Then chose gradient map (2).




    Step 2
    Chose curves layer


    Step 3
    Add another curves layer to play with contrast, brightness, etc.



    Optional - if you want to make it warm or cool pull down the RGB menu and play with red, green and blue until you get desired color



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    Thanks, El! I'd also like to add that good contrasting lights and darks can help with your b&w not looking flat. Good directional lighting can help out a lot!
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    Thanks El, wanted to add that I love that pic! Great job!

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    I love this tutorial on converting to B&W in Gimp, what I like most is it shows several different methods.

    GIMP - Converting Color Images to B&W


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