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Learn Adobe Photoshop - Image Mode: Grayscale

Check out Bas Rutten's Liver Shot on MMA Surge: In this video, Mahalo expert Gene Shaw explains how to use Grayscale Image mode in Photoshop. Grayscale Image Mode --------------------------------------------------------------------- The Grayscale mode is specifically engineered to handle images that are completely devoid of color.?Grayscale can handle any value of gray from bright white to solid black. Step 1: Changing to Grayscale Mode --------------------------------------------------------------------- If you're working with a color image, you'll want to first change it by clicking Image -- Mode -- Grayscale. Click Discard to get rid of the color information, and you should be left with a black and white image with all sorts of shades of gray. Step 2: Channels --------------------------------------------------------------------- Click on the Channels panel in the bottom right-hand corner, then click on any one of the individual channels. If you click on red, you'll still see a black and white image, but gray in this case represents the color red. The same thing applies to green and blue, and you'll notice a slightly different grayscale image when each of those channels is chosen. This is because Photoshop is displaying the value from using zero red (or green or blue) to one hundred percent red (or green or blue). When you put all of those channels together and add the color to the scaling information, you get a full color image. This is very similar to how a home printer works. Printers typically have four different colors of ink, and they all work together through layers to form different colors. Grayscale: Good for Logo Design --------------------------------------------------------------------- Grayscale mode is really good to use when designing a logo. With the absence of color you won't get distracted and you don't need to worry about what kind of mood you're setting with the color space. You can focus more on shape, positioning and the overall design of your logo or image. Also, grayscale is a good indication of how well a logo stands up on its own. Does it still hold its weight when shown in black and white? Is it still a powerful image with the absence of color? One good thing to keep in mind: if you have a good silhouette or a good black and white image and it's something you can recognize from far away, then you have a good concept to work with. Once you have a good design and layout locked down, then you can concentrate on adding color. Read more by visiting our page at:
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