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There are many ways to make a black and white photo.  But the Black and White adjustment layer and On Image tool make the process fast and easy.

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  1. One other thing you can do with the B&W adjustment layer is to adjust the opacity of the layer thus making muted images.

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  2. I also like to change their blending modes….. open up a lot of cool things.

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  3. [...] Better Black and White Photos with Photoshop –> read it here [...]

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  4. How Nice anything close the the black and white adjustment layer in Elements?

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About Richard Harrington

Richard Harrington is the founder of RHED Pixel, a visual communications company based in Washington, D.C. He is the Publisher of Photofocus and Creative Cloud User as well as an author on Lynda.com. Rich has authored several books including From Still to Motion, Understanding Photoshop, Professional Web Video, and Creating DSLR Video.

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