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Convert an image to black and white with a color tint

Use the Color Monochrome adjustment to convert an image to a basic black and white while adding a color tint.


Convert a color image to black and white with a color tint

  1. You can convert a single layer to black and white or, using a color adjustments layer, multiple layers in a composition.

    To convert a currently selected layer to black and white wiith a color tint, do one of the following:

    • Choose Format > Color Adjustments > Color Monochrome (from the Format menu at the top of your screen).
    • In the Tools sidebar, click and turn on the Color Monochrome adjustment.
    • Press A on your keyboard and turn on the Color Monochrome adjustment.

To edit multiple layers using a color adjustments layer (all layers below this layer will be affected):

  • Choose Insert > Color Adjustments (from the Insert menu at the top of your screen) and turn on the Color Monochrome adjustment in the Tool Options pane.
  • Click at the top of the Layers sidebar, choose Color Adjustments, and turn on the Color Monochrome adjustment.
  • Press Shift ⇧ + Command ⌘ + A on your keyboard, and turn on the Color Monochrome adjustment.

Note: If the adjustment isn't visible, you can turn it on from the Customize menu at the bottom of the Color Adjustments pane.

2. To select the tint color, click the color well, or pick a color directly from the image using the color picker.

Show Original: Click the Show Original button or press Control ⌃ + M on your keyboard to see what the image looks like without any color adjustments.

Show Split Comparison: Option ⌥-click the Show Original button, press Control ⌃ + C on your keyboard, or force click the canvas.

To reset all Color Adjustments, click Reset at the bottom of the Color Adjustments pane.


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