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Creativity in the Photoshop Darkroom by Harold Davis , February 2010 (updated February 2011) Intro | Multi- RAW Processing | Creating HDR Images by Hand [Part I] | Creating HDR Images by Hand [Part II] | Sharpening in LAB Color | Converting to Black and White | Using LAB Color Adjustments | Inverting Backgrounds with LAB | Intro to Compositing | HDR in Adobe Photoshop CS5 | Using Image Apply Image | Aging Photos Roundup | Making Colors Pop in Photoshop Intro Image: This black and white HDR image comes from a composite of three captures. As a photographer, why would you intentionally limit yourself to the values available in one color channel when—with a full color model—you can have a virtually unlimited palette of color values? If this limitation sounds crazy, or unfamiliar, it is neither. Monochromatic photography has a role that is deeply entwined with the history of photography, and there are some very good visual reasons for eschewing color.