Desaturation: 5  ways to do in photoshop

Desaturation: 5 ways to do in photoshop

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

Desaturation

Step-1

Click on the Image menu on the top of the screen

Step-2

Click on Adjustment and then  select desaturate

You can also use keyboard shortcuts for quick desaturating.

For

Windows    Press ctrl + shift +U

Mac press  Shift + command + U

 

#2.   Using Grayscale mode

grayscale

Step-1

Click on Image menu on the top of the screen

Step-2

Click on Mode and select Grayscale

Step-3

A message box will appear in your screen. Click on Discard

Discard

 

#3.  Using Black and White Adjustment Layer

black-and-white

Step-1

In the bottom of the layers palette, click on New Adjustment Layer

Step-2

Click on black and white

Step-3

After clicking on layer adjustments, there will appear color properties. You can adjust the colors from there

black-and-white-!

#4.  Using Gradient Map

Gradient-map

Step-1

Click on New Adjustment Layer

Step-2

Choose Gradient Map

Step-3

There will appear a color adjustment box. You can choose on the amount of blackness that you want in your photo from there

gradient-map!

#5.  Using Hue/Saturation layer

hue

Step-1

Click on New Adjustment Layer in the bottom of the layers palette

Step-2

Click on Hue/Saturation from the list

Step-3

An image adjustment box will appear on your screen. All you have to do is decrease the saturation until all the color goes away

hue!

These were the five ways of desarturation an image. Try them yourself and choose the one that works perfectly for your photos.

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