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Chapter 7. Black & White: Photoshop in B... > Using the Lightness Channel - Pg. 189

The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers Step Seven: This is where you get to "dial in" your ideal tone (and fix that "too-light" look from the Screen layer). Just lower the Opacity of your layer in the Layers pal- ette until you have the tonal balance you've been looking for. Using the Lab Color method gives you much more control and depth than just choosing the Grayscale mode from the Image menu's Mode submenu.