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B&W Conversions in Photoshop | Tuesdays With Lauri

By Lauri L. on July 2nd 2013

In this week’s instalment of Tuesdays With Lauri, we will take a look at three different techniques for converting an image into black and white in Photoshop CS6. If you have any questions, or requests for future episodes, make sure to leave a comment below, and I’ll do my best to help you out.

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Lauri Laukkanen is one of the youngest established advertising photographers in Finland. At the ripe age of 21 he has already been working with some of the biggest commercial clients and his photos have been featured in the media, all around the world. Check out his portfolio here.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Joseph Prusa

    Great video.

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  2. Lion

    I’m so interested in how you did the colors and the contrast in the original photo. I’ve been searching a tutoria/help to get that kind of image for so long.

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  3. Joe Gunawan

    Have you guys tried the Greg Gorman-Holbert B&W Conversion method? It uses LAB and luminosity method to increase the midtone contrast in black and white photographs.

    http://www.gormanphotography.com/Duotone.pdf

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  4. joe

    Are you familiar to the method using:
    LAB color,
    delete the A & B channels,
    lightness,
    image mode grey scale,
    adjust levels,
    convert back to rgb color

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  5. John Shaver

    The Black and White adjustment layer is so simple, and the most powerful, it should be the go-to tool for black and white conversion.

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  6. Marion

    I didn’t realize you could do so much to convert a black & white photo

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  7. Bobo

    Saturation—> Levels

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