CONVERTING TO BLAC K &WHITE
Use Grayscale Mix to separate tones and produce more punchy mono landscapes
You have far more control over blackand-white images if you capture them in colour, then convert them to black and white. [See pages 42-43, 44-45 and 82-83 for how to do this in different programs.]
Photoshop, Lightroom, and Camera Raw now all have similar controls: In Photoshop, make a Black-and-White Adjustment Layer; in Lightroom or Camera Raw, modify the Grayscale Mix. These tools allow you to adjust the relative brightness of individual colours: to make the reds lighter or the blues darker, for example. It’s like being able to choose which coloured filter to use after the fact, but even more powerful. You can separate colours that would be too similar for any conventional filter.