How can I make a photo black and white in Adobe Photoshop?
I have made the changes in the layers but when I save the image, it saves it in color, not black.
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There are many ways to turn a photo into black & white, depending on the type of effect you're looking for. The simplest and most natural way is to desaturate the photo, which you can do in Photoshop CS5 by going to:
and turning the Saturation slider down to zero.
But artistically, you may want the brightness of certain colors to be emphasized and the brightness of other colors to be de-emphasized. To accomplish this, you do:
and you can determine how much each hue contributes to the black & white photo, which gives you much more control.
(This is all assuming you're using Photoshop CS5, but the method is very similar in any editor.)