I have done several Black and White Tutorials. Several years ago I wrote a Black and White tutorial, I then recreated that in a video, and then there are the 3 hours and 40 minutes of Black and White and tone control in Black, White & Beyond: The Digital Zone System. After all of that you would think I covered every way to make an effective black and white image. I am happy to report that there is yet another way. Without using the Digital Zone System (reigns superior) to create a Black and White photo, this may be the best way over all the others.
This method is pretty simple in nature, but so powerful in practice:
- Make Gradient map set to black and white
- Place Hue/Sat layer underneath
- Adjust HSL of colors to make effective Black and White Image
- You can also add another gradient for the Sepia Tone Effect. Take a look at the Tonal Grading System for access to all of my gradients (it’s Free)!
Watch the video Tutorial: