Black & White Photo Effect Actions

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A black and white conversion is a pretty simple task, but there’s a range of additional tweaks that can generate beautiful tones and enhance the overall mood of the shot. This set of Black & White Photo Effect Actions for Adobe Photoshop contains 20 presets which apply a range of stylish effects to your photos. It includes actions that mimic analog photography aesthetics from different print techniques and toning methods, along with some creative monochrome effects with various colour casts.

What's included?

- 20 Black & White Photo Effect Actions


.ATN Files are compatible with Adobe Photoshop. in the Actions panel, load the set under the Load Actions menu.

How to use:

Choose a Black & white action from the set, then click the ‘play’ icon at the bottom of the Actions panel to apply the effect.

Film Noir

Inspired by classic cinema, this black & white photo effect produces hard contrast with a mysterious mood.


A go-to photo effect based on the timeless style of black and white photography master Ansel Adams.


Brightens the shot washes out the tones to give a softly exposed appearance.


Mimics the qualities of low ISO film stock with good contrast and subtle grain.

High ISO

Mimics the qualities of high ISO film stock with low contrast and plentiful grain.


Digitally replicates the appearance of selenium toning in analog photography.

Split Tone

Reproduces the creative darkroom process of split toning with sepia and selenium.


Generates a classic sepia toned appearance to achieve the old antique feeling


Applies a warmer black and white photo effect with a hint of red.

Low Key

Darkens the image with a dramatic black and white effect with strong shadows.

High Key

Lightens the image with an intense black and white effect with strong highlights.


Imitates the properties of matte prints with washed out blacks and low contrast.


Imitates the properties of lustre prints with moderate blacks and good contrast.


Imitates the properties of glossy prints with deep blacks and high contrast.


A seductive monochrome effect with all the shades of grey.


A fiery monochrome effect with warm reds in the shadows and bright yellow highlights.

Rose Gold

A delicate monochrome effect with nostalgic pinks and yellow colours.


A cool monochrome effect with silvery blues tones and reduced contrast.


An icy monochrome effect with earthy brown colours in the shadows and bright cyan highlights.


A creative monochrome effect that applies a subtle black & white effect to wash out the colours.

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