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Free Black and White Action for Photoshop

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5 Black and White Actions for Photoshop

Use these free black and white Photoshop actions to turn a picture to black and white in just a few seconds.

Black and white is often abbreviated B/W or B&W. Throughout the 19th century, most photography was monochrome photography. Images were either black-and-white or they had shades of sepia. Sometimes photographs were hand tinted.

Even though color photography became more used from the mid-20th century, black and white photography has continued to be popular among photographers.

In photography, black and white is considered an art form, as shown in the pictures of the well-known photographer Ansel Adams.

How To Create Black and White Photographs?

To make a black and white photo you can use a black-and-white film. If you have a color photograph you can use a digital conversion to grayscale; often a digital image editing manipulation to enhance the results is used.

Transform your photos into elegant black and white images with our free black and white Photoshop actions. They are so easy to use.

Also, the Photoshop action has all the layers intact so you can fully customize it. Create intense dramatic black and white or matte black and white images.

All the effects are in separate layers, so you can edit the end result.

Create black and white photography portraits using our free set of actions. This effect works great in graphic design for making posters, banners and flyers.

How to convert your images to black and white in Photoshop?

It’s quite easy. There are a couple of methods to create dramatic black and white Photoshop images. Here are some:

  1. Use the Desaturate adjustment layer
  2. Use a Gradient Map with a black and white gradient
  3. Use the Black&White adjustment layer
  4. Use the Hue Saturation adjustment layer

About Photoshop Actions

If you’ve never used Photoshop actions before and you are unsure how to use them, please take a couple of minutes and check out these great resources:

Because they save a lot of money and time, Photoshop actions are really popular among graphic designers.

Item Details

This freebie contains 5 Photoshop actions to create black and white photo effects with endless results.

Vector Photoshop Action


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  1. Tammy JacksonSeptember 26, 2018

    Thanks for the free actions unfortunately these black and white actions won’t work with the 2018 update of photoshop.
    Will you please update the actions for us?

    Thanks again,
    Tammy Jackson

    1. adminSeptember 27, 2018

      Can you please tell me if you get an error message?

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