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Photoshop Tutorials: Removing Hue from Gandalf Picture

In the last tutorial, we have learned to convert a grayscale picture to colorize. Today we will discuss the reverse process and make a picture Colorize to Grayscale just using Photoshop. Some people want to give the touch of negative to their pictures and they don’t know how they do it. Don’t worry we are removing hue from Gandalf picture as an example.

The tutorial contains a lot of information I will recommend you read out this complete tutorial and do practice along us at every step.

This is Original Colorful picture and will be converted in Grayscale. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

Original Image

The picture after converted colorful picture to Grayscale. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

Image After Removing Hue

Removing Hue from Gandalf Picture Step by Step

Step1: Open Gandalf Colorful Picture

First of all open a good results picture from a computer in Photoshop window. Just go to File -> Open or press command Ctrl + O. Select the image file from desktop or drive and click on Open button. The other way to open a file is just do right-click on the image and go to Open with -> Photoshop from the pop-up list. Here I have selected a Gandalf picture from my computer.

Pick up New image File from Computer in Open Window. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

Step 2: Create Duplicate and Photo Filter

When you will click on open button recently your selected image will appear at the front of your screen. Now hit the command Ctrl + J to make the duplicate layer. You will see a second layer in the layer Panel after pressing the command.

Now go to Image -> Adjustment -> Photo Filter option from the main menu. Adjust Cooling Filter (80) with Density 100% and click on an Ok button to apply. Learn about filters here http://www.peachpit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=1925615.

The adjustment had been changed from Photo Filter Window. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

Step 3: Add Hue / Saturation and Curve

Cooling filter has been added now go to Image -> Adjustment -> Hue / Saturation or hit the command Ctrl + U. Checked the Colorize and fix the values of Hue 179, Saturation 59 and Lightness -7.

The Hue and Saturation have been changed from Properties Window. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

Now visit again Image -> Adjustment -> Curve, fix the Input 220 and Output 240. You will see the image become more lighten and sharpen. The curve is a powerful feature you can manage lightness and darkness through the curve just move a line in a graph with the help of mouse and adjust your require setting. See the below image you will be understood in a better way.

Image Adjustment has been made from Curve Properties Window. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

I think no more amendments are required, it is enough for a grayscale image. So finally go to next step and complete your work.

Step 4: Save The Image in PNG Format

At the last save the final image in PNG format, for this purpose you must go File -> Save or press the command Ctrl + S from a keyboard. A new window will open just give the name of file and extension PNG image format and hit the Save button.

final image after Removing Hue from Gandalf Picture. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

Ultimate Results


I can say it is not difficult to convert the Colorful image to Gray Scale in Photoshop. We have discussed all this process just in 4 steps. First of all we opened an image and make a duplicate layer by hitting the command Ctrl + J. After that went to photo filter and fixed the filter value as cooling filter (80). Now changed hue and saturation of image from the option of image -> Adjustment. Changed the curve properties for the image and gave input 220 and output 240 in the curve window. At the last save the final image in PNG image format.

About Ali Imran

Howdy! I’m + Ali Imran and CEO of Photoshophelps.com. I have passed BS Computer Science degree in the year of 2013. I’ve a great experience in Content Writing, Photoshop, Graphics Designing, SEO, , Web Developing and Web Designing.

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