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How to invert black and white in Photoshop 2021 | step by step

In this short tutorial article We photo retouching house team show how to Photoshop invert black and white only. We have learned above how we can invert colors of an image. What about inverting black & white? This is also possible. Not only is it possible, it is easy as well. Now we will know how Photoshop invert black & white.

Note : You can found little bit different option on if you use Photoshop cc or Photoshop cs6, If you don’t know about Photoshop cc vs Photoshop c6 different then you can check other article too.

How to invert black and white in Photoshop 5 Steps

Step 1: Open your image

To open an image, go to the “File” menu and then click the “Open” option. Alternatively you can open by pressing “CTRL+O” from the keyboard. After that, go to your image location, select your image and then click the “Open” button.

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Step 2: Duplicate the layer

To do that, right click on the original background with the mouse and then select the “Duplicate Layer” option. After that a dialog box will appear. Now you can rename the layer. After that, click the “Ok” button. You will see a new layer has been created above the original layer.

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Step 3: Convert the image into black and white

In this step we will make the image black & white. We can do it many ways. Let’s see the ways of converting the image into black & white image.

Black and White tool: First Go to the “Image” menu option and then you need to go to the “Adjustments” option. From the adjustments option, select the “Black & White” option. From the pop up box, click “Ok”.

Or, Hue/Saturation tool: Go to the “Image” menu and then go to the “Adjustment” option. From the Adjustments option, select the “Hue/Saturation” option. From the pop up box, set saturation to (-100) or slide the slider all the way to the left. Then, click the “ok” button.

Or, Gradient map tool: First press “D” from the keyboard and it will automatically reset the background and foreground colors to white and black. Then, Go to the “Image” menu and then go to the “Adjustments” option. From the adjustments option, select the “Gradient map” option. From the pop up box, click “Ok”.

Or, Desaturate tool: Go to the “Image” menu and then go to the “Adjustment” option. From the Adjustments option, select the “Desaturate” option.

Or, Hue/Saturation adjustment layer: Go to the “Layer” menu and then go to the “New Adjustment Layer” option. From the New Adjustment Layer option, select the “Hue/Saturation” option. From the pop up box, click the “ok” button. After that, set saturation to (-100) or slide the slider all the way to the left. Now press “CTRL+SHIFT+ALT+E” from the keyboard to create a separate merged layer.

Or, Gradient Map adjustment layer: First press “D” from the keyboard and it will automatically reset the background and foreground colors to white and black. Now, Go to the “Layer” menu and then go to the “New Adjustment Layer” option. From the New Adjustment Layer option, select the “Gradient Map” option. From the pop up box, click the “ok” button. Now press “CTRL+SHIFT+ALT+E” from the keyboard to create a separate merged layer.

Or, Black and White adjustment layer: Go to the “Layer” menu and then go to the “New Adjustment Layer” option. From the New Adjustment Layer option, select the “Black & White” option. From the pop up box, click the “ok” button. Now press “CTRL+SHIFT+ALT+E” from the keyboard to create a separate merged layer.

Or, Grayscale mode: Go to the “Image” menu and then go to the “Mode” option. From the mode option, select the “Grayscale” option. From the pop up box, click “Discard”. Before using the gray scale mood method, you have to be very careful. Because, once you select the grayscale mode, you will not be able to reverse the colors again even if you select the RGB mode again.

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Step 4: Invert the black and white

Now we will invert the black & white image.

To do that, go to the “Image” menu and then go to the “Adjustments” option. From the “Adjustments” option, You need to select the “Invert” option. Alternatively, just press “CTRL+I” from the keyboard. The black & white color of the image will be inverted.

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Step 5: Save your image

To save the image, go to the “File” menu and select the “Save as” option. A save box will appear. From the box, rename your image and you can select either “JPEG” or “PNG” image format from the “Save as type” option. Then click the “Save” button.

Conclusion

We see how easily we can invert the color in photoshop. Whoever thinks that it is very tough to do, we hope their misconception is cleared. It is super easy to do.

In this article we tried to focus on color inversion and it is our hope that we are able to aid you. Regardless of beginner or professional, this article will certainly help to do your work in photoshop very effectively.

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