Desaturation is the process of making your images black and white. In another way it is a process of taking one layer of detail away from your photo. There are many ways to desaturate images in photoshop and today in this article we will talk about 5 steps. These are the 5 simple steps you can follow in photoshop for the desaturation of you images images.
#1. Using Desaturate command
Click on the Image menu on the top of the screen
Click on Adjustment and then select desaturate
You can also use keyboard shortcuts for quick desaturating.
Windows Press ctrl + shift +U
Mac press Shift + command + U
#2. Using Grayscale mode
Click on Image menu on the top of the screen
Click on Mode and select Grayscale
A message box will appear in your screen. Click on Discard
#3. Using Black and White Adjustment Layer
In the bottom of the layers palette, click on New Adjustment Layer
Click on black and white
After clicking on layer adjustments, there will appear color properties. You can adjust the colors from there
#4. Using Gradient Map
Click on New Adjustment Layer
Choose Gradient Map
There will appear a color adjustment box. You can choose on the amount of blackness that you want in your photo from there
#5. Using Hue/Saturation layer
Click on New Adjustment Layer in the bottom of the layers palette
Click on Hue/Saturation from the list
An image adjustment box will appear on your screen. All you have to do is decrease the saturation until all the color goes away
These were the five ways of desarturation an image. Try them yourself and choose the one that works perfectly for your photos.