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Creatively Converting Photos to Black and White With Lightroom

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This post is part of a series called Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for Beginners.
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This post is part of a series called Black and White Photography.
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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom makes it really easy to create strong black and white images. With control, however, comes complexity. In this screencast I show how to convert your photos using Lightroom’s powerful Black and White panel.

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My updated, creatively converted black and white image. Image by the author.

In this tutorial, I cover how to: 

  • access Lightroom’s black and white controls
  • disable Lightroom’s black and white automatic conversion
  • individually control how the colours in your image are converted to black and white
  • make creative decisions about what you are trying to achieve in a black and white conversion

This tutorial will show you everything you need to know to start using Lightroom to create awesome black and white conversions. If you've any questions about the process, please ask me in the comments below.



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