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Chapter 7. Black & White: Photoshop in B... > Better Black and Whites Using Channe... - Pg. 191

The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers Step Three: There was an old rule of thumb that your numbers had to equal 100%, but we've pretty much abandoned that (especially for printing to an ink printer). Now we just focus on how the print looks (not the numbers in the dialog), so feel free to push the numbers to create some nice contrast (I usually lower the Red setting, so I have some room to increase the Greens and Blues). When you click OK, the Channel Mixer is applied to your photo to create a black-and-white image. TIP: If you decide you want to edit your settings, just double-click on the Channel Mixer thumbnail (to the left of the layer mask) in the Layers palette. The Channel Mixer dialog will appear with the last set- tings you applied to your photo. Regular grayscale conversion Channel Mixer black-and-white conversion Photoshop in Black and White Chapter 7 191