Adobe Photoshop Tip – How to Change a Color Photo to Black and White

Adobe Photoshop Tip – How to Change a Color Photo to Black and White

Adobe Photoshop Tip – How to Change a Color Photo to Black and White

adobe photoshop tip color photo converted to black and white

In the old days, professional photographers used both color and black and white film. Having your photos printed from colored film to black and white photos meant a special trip to a professional printer.

Now with software advancements, changing a photo from color to black and white can be done in the comfort of your own home.  Photos that are already beautifully taken in color can be changed to black and white to enhance or add an interesting dimension.   Adobe Photoshop Software makes this process simple.

Open your digital photo using the Adobe Photoshop software. With the mouse, just click Image – Mode – Grayscale. 

A box will then pop up, asking you if you want to discard Color Information . . .

Click OK. 

Your color photo will then be transformed to Black and White.

adobe photoshop tip change color photo to black and white


In this case, my nephew’s dog photo had a vintage feel in black and white.  While in the color photo, my nephew captured the sunlight and vibrant beach scene as his dog flies to greet him.

Experiment with Black and White Photos

Play with your own favorite color photos.  You may be surpised to see that those boring color photos are beautifully enhanced in black and white. This can be done for your wedding photos, family gatherings, landscapes or even your favorite pet photos.



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