Converting image to monochrome

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Craig Schiller, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. I have a multicolor logo that I need to convert to one color for
    printing on a promotional item. Is there an easy way to do this in


    Craig Schiller, Mar 26, 2011
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    Voivod Guest

    Voivod, Mar 26, 2011
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  3. You're a real fuckin treasure.

    Craig Schiller, Mar 26, 2011
  4. Craig Schiller

    Voivod Guest

    I am, aren't I?

    And you're a real top posting fuckwit.
    Voivod, Mar 26, 2011
  5. Of course. Image - adjust - then either take Black & White or Desaturate.
    John J Stafford, Mar 26, 2011
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    Rainer Latka Guest

    or use the channel mixer. It will offer you more control over the
    mapping of tones
    Rainer Latka, Mar 26, 2011
  7. Vice versa. Black & White is Channel Mixer on steroids. People used the
    Channel Mixer when Black & White was not available yet (if I remember
    correctly, it was introduced in CS3 or CS4).
    Johan W. Elzenga, Mar 26, 2011
  8. Craig Schiller

    tony cooper Guest

    You'll get a lot of smart-ass answer to this, but you deserve them.
    If you own a legitimate copy of Photoshop and don't know how to
    convert a color image to black-and-white, it boggles the mind.

    However, there are many ways. Here's one simple set of steps:

    Go up to the tool bar at the top and go Image>Mode>Grayscale (enter)

    The image is now black-and-white, but it might be a weak version of
    black-and-white. To correct this:

    Image>Adjustments>Brightness/Contrast. Play with the contrast slider
    until the image is improved to your satisfaction. >OK.

    There other ways to make the conversion, but all include a degree of
    experience or expertise that it would seem you don't have if you have
    to ask the question.

    By the way, you don't need Photoshop to do this. The free program
    Irfanview has the same ability with basically the same instructions.
    tony cooper, Mar 27, 2011
  9. Craig Schiller

    Voivod Guest

    ALL he asked was if it there was an easy way.
    Voivod, Mar 27, 2011
  10. He also said ONE COLOR, not specifically B&W. Surely the printed can take a
    B/W and select the ink he wants, but perhaps he has to make a presentation
    with the 'approved' colour - so it becomes more than simple B/W process.

    [damn, for once I agree with you V.!]
    Sir F. A. Rien, Mar 27, 2011
  11. Thanks to you and to the others who responded in an effort to help.
    Obviously I was not clear enough. I don't want to convert the image to
    black and white. That I know how to do. I want to convert it so that all
    the colors convert to, say, green. How would I do that?

    Craig Schiller, Mar 27, 2011
  12. Craig Schiller

    Voivod Guest

    But if you've got a monochrome image you can easily change the color.

    Is there an easy way to do this? Yes.

    Asked and answered :)
    Voivod, Mar 27, 2011
  13. Craig Schiller

    Voivod Guest

    You'd learn to stop top posting, ya fuckwit. Go from there.
    Voivod, Mar 27, 2011
  14. **** off.

    Craig Schiller, Mar 27, 2011
  15. Craig Schiller

    Voivod Guest

    You ever feel left out, like everyone else in the room knows what's
    going on and you're just standing there worrying if your fly is open?

    Yeah, you know that feeling.
    Voivod, Mar 27, 2011
  16. There are a few ways. First, change the image by using Image - adjust -
    desaturate. Then duplicate the layer, and change the mode of the layer
    to Color. Change your color chooser to deep green. Fill it with Green
    (using shift-f5, or fill) or paint it with a brush.

    That's one way.

    Another is to use adjust - hue and saturation. Click in the []colorize
    box and slide to green.

    There are other ways, too, for example turning off all channels but
    green but that doesn't work well at all.
    John J Stafford, Mar 27, 2011
  17. It must be a terribly lonely life for you, living in your parents' dark,
    damp basement, dining on Jolt and Cheetos, trolling 20 hours a day
    because you have nothing in the world better to do.
    Craig Schiller, Mar 27, 2011
  18. Thanks, John. I'll fool around with that.

    Craig Schiller, Mar 27, 2011
  19. Craig Schiller

    Voivod Guest

    And what's your excuse, fuckwit? BTW, the whole projection things, it
    died in the early 90's.

    Oh, hey, if you know where to cop some Jolt, expecially in the glass
    bottles, let me know, M'kay?

    Did you really think you were going to make me mad and hurt my poor
    widdle feelings?
    Voivod, Mar 27, 2011
  20. Denial ain't just a river in Egypt, Bubba. Hope you haven't got rats
    down there.
    Craig Schiller, Mar 27, 2011
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