The July SIG only had time to show one or two ways of converting colour images to Black and White. The website below is what we will be using for the discussion in August: http://.tutsplus.com/tutorials/7-black-and-white-photoshop-conversion-techniques–photo-488 Thanks to Pat Tasker for showing me this great resource.
Method 1 -Black and White Layer Adjustment (Non-destructive)
(1) Click on Layer/Mode/Greyscale as shown below.
Method 2 – Convert to Greyscale (Really Destructive)
(1) Click on Image/Mode/Greyscale as shown below.
Method 3 – Saturation/Hue Layer Adjustment (Non-destructive)
Method 4- LAB Colour Method (Another really destructive way)
(1) Similar to Method 2 using Grey scale, This time click on Image/Mode/Lab Colour as shown below.