Photoshop B&W Conversion Tools
Russell Brown is Adobe’s Creative Director – and a real genius at Photoshop in his own right. His website www.russellbrown.com has all sorts of Photoshop actions, tools, and tutorial videos for free. You could get lost in all of the information but it is certainly worth a look.
One particularly cool action is a black and white conversion action. This single action converts your color file to B&W using about a dozen techniques and allows you to choose which you like best.
From Russell’s site:
“Run this simple Adobe Photoshop Action and see a variety of ways to convert color images in to fine black and white images. This Action includes techniques from Nikos Kantarakias and Tom Neiman.”
If you are not familiar with Photoshop actions then you need to be as they truly unlock much of the program’s potential. Use the included help files that came with Photoshop to see how to load and use them – its not hard!
Download the action here
Download the tutorial movie here (recommended) 6 megabyte file