Converting to grayscale

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I got back from Photoshop World in Las Vegas last weekend with my head full of great instruction on Photoshop and Lightroom. It was a great show even though I don’t like Las Vegas (too much smoke, mirrors, noise, and glitz.) There are so many beautiful places to have that show on the west coast, I don’t understand why they keep picking Vegas—ick! Anyway, there were some wonderful speakers and presentations despite the location. My favorite teachers in the Lightroom track were Matt Kloskowski and Chris Orwig. I really missed Julieanne Kost and Katrin Eismann. (They are usually at that show but couldn’t make it this time.)

New from my close friend, Russell Brown—some new Photoshop video tutorials that you can see on XTrain’s learning site. Click on the “Go to Free Classes” button and check out the free videos. (You’ll have to register to view the free classes.) Look at Russell’s Black and White Experiments lesson. It’s fun, it’s wacky, and you’ll learn all sorts of ways to convert your photo to grayscale. For those of you who are wanting to learn how to convert to grayscale in Lightroom, look at Matt Kloskowski’s video, “Convert color photos to black-and-white.” Before you convert, read this tip on using the Before and After screens.

4 thoughts on “Converting to grayscale

  1. Thanks Luanne for the post. Although I learnt Photosop extensively -but due to other occupations I almost forgot every fascinating feature of it due to lack of practice.
    After reading your post I am now not only inspired but also with lots of time at my hand I can now relive my knowledge and learn many more things.
    Thanks a lot.

  2. Yes Yes — I second your comment on Las Vegas. Please no more PhotoshopWorld’s in LV. It is just gross! So many desperate, greedy, and stupid (gambling is a divine joke on people who are bad at math) souls – it is just pathetic. Everything is overpriced, gaudy, and PHONY. Is this what we want to show to the many people who come to the conference from overseas — a caricature of the WORST of America?

  3. […]I got back from Photoshop World in Las Vegas last weekend with my head full of great instruction on Photoshop and Lightroom. It was a great show even though I don’t like Las Vegas (too much smoke, mirrors, noise, and glitz.) There are so many beautiful places to have that show on the west coast, I don’t understand why they keep picking Vegas—ick! Anyway, there were some wonderful speakers and presentations despite the location. My favorite teachers in the Lightroom track were Matt Kloskowski and Chris Orwig. I really missed Julieanne Kost and Katrin Eismann.[…]

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