Converting to Black and White With Gradient Map
Photoshop CS6 Tutorial
How to Convert an Image to Black and White with a Gradient Map Adjustment Layer in Photoshop
In Photoshop you can convert an image to black and white using several methods. In this topic you'll learn how to convert your image with a Gradient Map Adjustment Layer.
For information on other ways to convert your image to black and white, see topics, Converting to Black &White With Black & White Adj Layer and Converting to Black & White in RAW.
Open an image in Photoshop (File > Open).
Open the Layers panel (Window > Layers (F7)) and click the Create New Fill or Adjustment Layer icon. Choose Gradient Map from the pull-down menu.
In the Properties panel (Window > Properties), notice that the image was re-colored based on the current selected gradient.
By clicking the gradient, you can choose another gradient from the dialog box.
Another option is to open the panel's pull-down menu and choose one of the presets such as Photographic Toning.
The Photographic Toning gradients offer several artistic choices. Click one of the swatches to color the image.