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Getting a Better Conversion from Color to Black-and-White

If you’ve ever converted a color photo to black-and-white, chances are you were disappointed with the results. That’s because Elements simply throws away the color, leaving a fairly bland black-and-white photo in its wake. In the full version of Adobe Photoshop, there is a feature called Channel Mixer that lets you custom create a better black-and-white image. Unfortunately, that feature isn’t in Elements, but I figured out a way to get similar control using a little workaround. Here’s how::

Step One

Open the color photo you want to convert to black-and-white.


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