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Photoshop: Classic Black and White photo techniques.

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An alternative way to make a black and white photo in Photoshop, NOT just by clicking Mode -> Grayscale. Check inside for more detail.
 
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Step 1: The original photo

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The original color photo was taken at Wat Sam Kor Temple, Chacheongsao, Thailand during my friend's ordination.

Step 2: Simple B/W method

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Normally if you only choose Mode -> Grayscale, you can only get a Black and White image like this, the resulting color is too flat.

Step 3: Alternative way to make a B/W photo.

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By using the alternative way, you can make a photo like this.

Step 4: First: Change the Hue/Saturation Setting.

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First: Choose Image -> Adjustment -> Hue/Saturation Setting, set it to -100%.

Step 5: Set Black and White Points

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Second: Choose Image -> Adjustment -> Levels, choose the "Set black point" and choose a dark area on your photo, see how the overall color changes. In this photo I choose the right-side of the forehead.

Step 6: Set White Point

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Same as previous step, Set the White Point. This time I choose the left arm of the other monk (right hand side of the photo).

Step 7: Add noise.

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Add some noise from the Filter menu, I use about 25 in this image, and choose also "monochromatic" at the Add Noise dialog box.

Step 8: Make a border selection.

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Under the menu Select -> All, then Select -> Modify -> Border, this time I choose 50, but it depends on the size of your photo.

Then choose Select -> Feather, and this time I use 30, but it also depends on your image size.

Step 9: Darken the border

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Choose Image -> Adjustment -> Curve, darken the border area.

Step 10: Done.

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The finished image is like a developed B/W using old film.