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Creating a High-Contrast Black-and-White Picture

Back in the ancient days of film, high-contrast (hi-con) transparencies were called Kodaliths, the name of a Kodak product for mastering printing plates. You can create some dramatic artistic effects doing the same thing digitally—by converting a photo to black-and-white, with no shading.


  • 1.jpg With the Editor in Full Edit mode and an image open, choose Image, Mode, Grayscale.
  • 2.jpg Click OK on the warning dialog box.
  • 3.jpg Choose Enhance, Adjust Lighting, Brightness/Contrast.

  • 4.jpg Adjust the Contrast slider to 100.
  • 5.jpg Click OK.


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