This unexpected Lightroom slider helps making perfect black and white conversions

Feb 19, 2019

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Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

This unexpected Lightroom slider helps making perfect black and white conversions

Feb 19, 2019

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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There are several ways to convert your images to black and white in Photoshop and Lightroom, and to edit their final look. But Colin Smith of photoshopCAFE suggests a method that you may not have tried before. In this quick tutorial, he’ll show you how to use the Color Temperature slider to edit your black and white photos.

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When you open Lightroom you can convert the photo to black and white by clicking on “Black & White” icon under the Basic panel. Now, you can drag the Color Temperature slider and change the tones of the photo. Similarly, drag the Tint slider under the same panel to achieve the final look. If you’re satisfied, you can stop here. But you can also go to the B/W section to lighten and darken particular tones further.

I do this from time to time, but I still prefer using Gradient Map in Photoshop when I want to convert photo to black and white. What about you? Have you used the Color Temperature slider to adjust black and white images?

[UNEXPECTED SLIDER for Perfect Black & White in LIGHTROOM – 2 Min. Tip | photoshopCAFE]

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4 responses to “This unexpected Lightroom slider helps making perfect black and white conversions”

  1. Matt Freeman Avatar
    Matt Freeman

    lazy man technology

  2. user2013 Avatar
    user2013

    Essentially colour filtering

  3. Regina Melo Avatar
    Regina Melo

    Great tip :)

  4. Emend Studios Avatar
    Emend Studios

    Great lighroom tip :)