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Chapter 14. Men at Work: How to Show You... > Creating Gallery Prints - Pg. 411

The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers Step Three: To convert your color photo to black and white, choose Channel Mixer from the Create New Adjustment Layer pop- up menu at the bottom of the Layers palette. When the dialog appears, click on the Monochrome checkbox and click OK. In the Layers palette, click on the Create a New Layer icon to create a new layer above your Channel Mixer layer. Do not switch layers, but hold the Command (PC: Control) key and click directly on your photo layer's thumbnail (Layer 1) to put a selection around just your photo. Step Four: Go under the Edit menu and choose Stroke. For Width choose 1 pixel, for Location choose Center, for Color choose a light gray, and click OK to put a thin gray stroke around your photo. Press Command-D (PC: Control-D) to deselect. Now, press M to switch to the Rectangular Marquee tool and draw a selection that's slightly larger than your photo. Step Five: Press the letter D to set your Foreground color to black, and then go under the Edit menu and choose Stroke. Enter 2 pixels for Width, leave the Location set to Center, and click OK to add a thin black stroke around your selection. Press Command-D (PC: Control-D) to deselect. To finish off the project, add type using the Type tool (T). The gallery name is set in the font Trajan Pro, the location is set in Minion Pro, and the artist's name and numbering is set in Dear Joe Italic with the Opacity lowered to 50% in the Layers palette. How to Show Your Work Chapter 14 411