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The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers Better Black and Whites Using Channel Mixer This has become the favorite of many professionals (and some will argue this is the absolute best way to create grayscale photos from color photos) because it lets you blend all three RGB channels to create a custom grayscale image. It's easier to use (and more intuitive) than applying the Calculations feature (that I'll show you later in this chapter). Here's how it works: Step One: Open the color photo you want to convert to grayscale. Choose Channel Mixer from the Create New Adjustment Layer pop-up menu at the bottom of the Layers palette (it's the half black/half ©SCOTT KELBY