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How to make a Black & White photo

My favourite photo editing is the transformation of colour photos to black and white, however only when it’s done properly. In this tutorial, I will be demonstrating how to create a black and white photograph.


First, you need a photograph, then you need to open the photograph in Photoshop. This can be done by clicking – File > Open then select your image.

Once you have the image open you then need to select Image > Adjustments > Black & White. Your image will then become black and white and an adjustments box will appear, click Auto > Okay.


Image > Adjustments > Black & White


Auto > Ok

I find I’m not happy enough with the result at first so I continue to further edit the photo as follows. I use the tool ‘Levels’. This tool decides how much white and/or black you want in your photo. It does this by changing the brightness, contrast and tone of the photo.

To do this Image > Adjustment > Levels. An adjustments box will pop up; there you can use the sliders to freely edit the input of the photo to what you want and are happy with.


Image > Adjustments > Levels

Once you’re happy with the edit, then File > Save.


Here, you can see the difference between the original image and the black & white edited version.