Use Grayscale Mix to sep­a­rate tones and pro­duce more punchy mono land­scapes

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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.

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