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High Quality Black & White

Written By: Sandra
Last Updated: July 24th, 2017
Program: Photoshop
Difficulty: ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

This tutorial is going to teach you how to make your photo black and white without desaturating the photo itself. This method preserves the most quality.

Final Product

Step One

Open up your photo.

Step Two

Go to Window > Layers and make a new Color Fill layer by pressing the quick layer button.


Make the color fill either black or white. Either will produce the same result.

Step Three

Change the layer type from “Normal” to “Hue.”


Your photo will then look like this.

And that’s it!

This method preserves quality over the traditional methods and it doesn’t take up too much extra time. If you have any questions or want to see a side-by-side comparison, let us know here or on Facebook!

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