Create punchy black & white the easy way

Easy black & white in Photoshop using the Gradient Map

There are many ways of converting colour images to black & white using Photoshop, and each method has advantages and disadvantages. This approach is one of the easiest to apply and produces a great result in less than 30 seconds, so here’s how to create punchy black & white images in Photoshop the easy way…

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Leica M10 Monochrom example images

Leica M10 Monochrom rangefinder camera

The Leica M10 Monochrom is the latest camera from Leica that shoots black & white images exclusively. And while this may seem an extravagance when you consider the cost of the camera, it makes a huge amount of sense based on the incredible image quality achievable with the sensor at all ISO levels. Not to mention the camera is an absolute delight to shoot with.

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Control colour luminosity in Photoshop

Control colour luminosity in Photoshop

Learn how to control colour luminosity/brightness with a Black & White Adjustment Layer in Photoshop. With this simple technique you can lighten or darken almost any colour in the image to achieve the perfect colour luminosity. The result is greater control over your images by increasing the impact of colour.

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