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Part 6. Creating Snazzy Effects > Creating a High-Contrast Black-and-White Pict...

Creating a High-Contrast Black-and-White Picture

Back in the ancient days of film, high-contrast (hi-con) transparencies were called Kodaliths, the name of a Kodak product for mastering printing plates. You can create some dramatic artistic effects doing the same thing digitally—by converting a photo to black-and-white, with no shading.

With a picture in the active image area, choose Image, Mode, Grayscale.

Click OK.

Choose Enhance, Adjust Lighting, Brightness/Contrast.

NOTE

Don't Do This to Your Boss

Hi-con doesn't make flattering portraits. Clean-shaven men with five o clock shadow end up with real stubble trouble, and wispy laugh lines become deep trenches.


Adjust the Contrast slider to 100.

Click OK.


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