Black & White

Black and White / BW / RGB-readouts / Color balance

The Black & White tool enables users to convert images into razor sharp monotone photos.

Introduction

The Black & White tool can be used to give portraits a classic dramatic look or help create deep contrasts in nature and landscape imagery. It can be found in the Color Tool Tab. If it has been removed or you would prefer it to be located in another tool tab, simply right click on the Tool Tabs tool bar and select Add Tool>Black & White. Alternatively, you can add a dedicated Black and White Tool Tab that features all the essential tools together to make producing black and white images even easier.

Adjust the color slice

Video tutorial: Black and White

Learn about Black and White conversion in this video tutorial. (Click on the image to the right). Capture One Pro enables you to easily convert your images to black & white with powerful sliders that let you precisely adjust the color channels and create split toning effects when you convert to grayscale.

Adjust black and white tones in a color image file

  1. Select the intended image for black and white conversion from the Browser.
  2. Go to the Black & White tool in the Color Tool Tab.  
  3. Check mark the Enable Black & White box.
  4. Adjust the color sliders. Use the Red slider to alter all tones mapped to red in the original image and so on.

Adjust black and white tones in a color image file

Create a split tone image

  1. Select the intended split tone image from the Browser.
  2. Go to the Black & White tool in the Color Tool Tab.
  3. Select the Split Tones tab
  4. Check mark the Enable Black & White box.
  5. Adjust the Hue/Saturation slider color values for the Highlights and Shadows as desired.

Create a split tone image with this tool

Learn more

  • Add a specific Black and White Tool Tab. Right click on the Tool Tabs bar and select Add Tool>Black & White. (See image left). This Tool Tab puts all the essential tools in one place to make monotone conversions and image adjustments quick and easy.
  • When a desirable look is achieved, save it as a User Preset, in the manage presets menu.

Adjust the color slice