Convert these grays to black

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hello new to photoshop here, is there a way to convert this very specific shade of gray to black without changing anything else in the image there are more than 300 of these little buildings so masking them individually is a laborious task. adobe help 1.png

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Adobe Community Professional , Jun 06, 2021 Jun 06, 2021
There are four tone levels in the plan other than the buildings. I have numbered them. Duplicate the Background layer Use the Magic Wand set to not Contiguous in the Optios bar and adjust the Tolerance so that only one of the tone levels is selected. Fill it with white. Repeat for each of the other three tone levels (NOT the buildings.) Fig 2. Note  that the white area is not equally white. Increase the highlight contrast with Curves or Levels Fig 3. Select the Buildings and fill them with Blac...

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It might hide some street names...

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I happened to use the Magic Wand (tolerance 2), Allow non-contiguous selections, and clicked once on a building, then on its outline. This seemed to select them all; maybe I got lucky. I feathered that with 0.5 px.  With the selection active, add an adjustment layer that can make it all black, like Solid Color, Hue/Sat, ...

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There are four tone levels in the plan other than the buildings. I have numbered them.

Duplicate the Background layer

Use the Magic Wand set to not Contiguous in the Optios bar and adjust the Tolerance so that only one of the tone levels is selected. Fill it with white. Repeat for each of the other three tone levels (NOT the buildings.) Fig 2.

Note  that the white area is not equally white. Increase the highlight contrast with Curves or Levels Fig 3.

Select the Buildings and fill them with Black. Fig 4 

In the Layers panel change the Blending Mode to Multiply. Fig 5

 

 

 

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thank you this worked wonderfully

 

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That's clever Norman.

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