There are many ways to make an image Black and White in Photoshop. In most cases you will be best off using the “Black and White” Adjustment Layer. It comes loaded with a few different Presets for you to choose from as well as the ability to add tint.
This is a great place to work with the included sliders, changing the appearance of your image to suit your preferences.
Using Field Blur
In this tutorial we show you how to use Field Blur to add more Depth to your images as well as Draw more attention to your subject’s Face. It is relatively easy to use and can have a huge impact on your images.
You will learn a great technique for adding detail and Sharpness to your images using a combination of High Pass Filter and “Blend If”.