LAB mode black-and-white conversion

A very simple action. Not available for Elements users, sorry. LAB mode conversion If you like the look of black-and-white conversions via LAB mode, it’s best to do it using a duplicate image, to avoid unnecessary conversion of your master file. Here’s a...

Black-and-white conversion method

An action to use when you don’t want to use actions! Taking control There are a wealth of black-and-white conversion actions out there, producing great results. I, however, am a control freak, so I like to do my black-and-whites from scratch – starting...

Clipping warnings: Info and an action

Recently I’ve seen many people asking how to avoid channel clipping during editing in Photoshop. After some playing around, I’ve created an action for warning of impending blowouts. You can download it a little further down this page. First, let’s...

Make your very first action!

Welcome to actions There’s a great deal of art and science to making actions, and the more you make, the better you’ll get. I can’t possibly teach you all the tricks in one article. I’m here to help you make your very first action. If...