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black and white conversion

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Oct 05, 2022 Oct 05, 2022

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Folks,

Major problem and a sort of emergency!

After working on a project for a while, I went to adjustments to convert to black and white. No luck. Other 

adjustments appear to work but not B+W. I found one answer elsewhere to change to 8 bit that worked for 1 person but not for me. What do I do now?

Photoshop 2022, Windows 10 and Lightroom v10-v11.

Thanks,

Photodoc16

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Oct 05, 2022 Oct 05, 2022

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There are dozens upon dozens of ways to do this, here are a few I'd recommend:

http://www.schewephoto.com/workshop/Art-Black-White-DPP.pdf

Author “Color Management for Photographers" & "Photoshop CC Color Management/pluralsight"

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When things go wonky, it's good to reset your preferences. But as thedigitaldog mentioned, there are lots of ways to do B&W. Might be good to post some screen shots to see if we can find the issue.

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Oct 08, 2022 Oct 08, 2022

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As Chuck wrote you may need to reset preferences:

resetting Photoshop preferences?

(read this entire post before acting please)

Resetting restores Photoshop's internal preferences, which are saved when Photoshop closes.

If they become corrupt then various issues can occur.

 

Here’s some info on how to do that:

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/preferences.html

Manually removing preferences files is the most complete method for restoring Photoshop to its default state: 

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/preferences.html#Manually

 

The user Library folder is hidden by default on macOS.

To access files in the hidden user Library folder, see here for how to access hidden user library files.

https://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/global/access-hidden-user-library-files.html

 

Unexpected behavior may indicate damaged preferences. Restoring preferences to their default settings is a good idea when trying to troubleshoot unexpected behaviors in Photoshop. check out the video

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/preferences.html#reset_preferences

 

Learn how to access and modify Photoshop preferences and customize per your frequent workflows

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/preferences.html

 

And here’s an earlier forum discussion as an aid to understanding

https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop-ecosystem-discussions/quick-tips-how-to-reset-photoshop-pre...

 

I hope this helps
neil barstow, colourmanagement net :: adobe forum volunteer:: co-author: 'getting colour right'
google me "neil barstow colourmanagement" for lots of free articles on colour management

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