Black & White Photoshop Actions

  • Difficulty
  • Length
    15 mins
  • Software
  • Compatibility
    Photoshop CS6 & Newer


Add style, contrast, and that vintage film look in just a few clicks! Transform your photos into instant classics with 15 black & white Photoshop Actions–perfect for portraits, landscapes, lifestyle photos, and more.


  • 5 Sample Images
  • 1 Photoshop Action
  • 1 Photoshop Install Video
  • 1 PDF Quick Install Guide


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That Classic Film Look

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Add Contrast & Style

Black and white photography is an art form all its own. Create your own monochrome masterpiece with our custom Black & White Photoshop Action pack.

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How to add Black & White

Converting photos to black and white has never been easier. With our exclusive black and white Action Pack, you can add contrast, emphasize shapes and textures, add stylistic vignettes, and more.

Classic Film Look

If you’re a fan of that classic film look, you’re going to love these Actions! Removing color can simplify a photo and help composition, shapes, and mood shine through.

Monochrome Magic

Each Action has been designed to work on any photo. Better yet, you can mix-and-match each Action and effect for a style that’s unique to you. Go high-contrast for an abstract image that emphasizes shape and texture, or low-contrast for a softer, vintage film look.

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Classic Vignettes

Draw more attention to the subject of a photo with subtle vignettes! Perfect for reducing distractions or for recreating old-school film effects. Easily customize the size and intensity and dial in the look you want.

Landscapes & Portraits

Whether you want to bring out the complex details in a landscape or protect the soft features of a person’s face, our Black & White Photoshop Actions can be fine-tuned to fit almost any photograph.

Style & Contrast

Without color, images need to rely more on fundamentals, like composition, shapes, and textures. These Photoshop Actions are built to automatically recognize those elements, enhancing them in just a few clicks.

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Install & Get Started

Follow along with the included video tutorial, where Aaron guides you through the process of installing the Actions in Photoshop and applying black and white looks to your photos.

Actions, Presets & LUTs

This is just a small part of our extensive library of Photoshop Actions, Lightroom Presets, and custom LUTs. Best of all, everything is included in your PHLEARN PRO subscription.

Master Black & White

Learn to create your own custom monochrome looks in How to Master Black & White in Photoshop! Get a professional look at how to get the most out of composition, texture, and shapes while recreating classic film looks.

Photoshop Actions

Photoshop Actions

Your download includes 15 exclusive Black & White Actions for adding different looks & styles.

Photoshop Action Includes:

  • Black & White Low Contrast V1
  • Black & White Low Contrast V2
  • Black & White Low Contrast V3
  • Black & White High Contrast V1
  • Black & White High Contrast V2
  • Black & White High Contrast V3
  • Black & White Portrait V1
  • Black & White Portrait V2
  • Black & White Portrait V3
  • Black & White Gradient V1
  • Black & White Gradient V2
  • Black & White Gradient V3
  • Black & White Classic Vignette V1
  • Black & White Classic Vignette V2
  • Black & White Classic Vignette V3


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The actions included in this set are compatible with Adobe Photoshop CS5, CS6, CC, & CC 2019. All the included actions will work with JPG as well as RAW images.

Installation takes just a couple of minutes. Check out our Photoshop Actions Quick Installation Guide.

Photoshop Actions are a series of steps that have been recorded by their creator. This sequence of steps can then be reapplied at any time, which allows you to recreate the end result without having to go through each individual step every time. Think of them as short cuts.

A basic understanding of Photoshop is suggested. We designed the Photoshop Actions to be as simple as possible. After loading the Actions into Photoshop, simply double-click on the action to apply it to your photo.

PHLEARN Photoshop Actions are created by PHLEARN founder Aaron Nace.

Yes! Each of our Photoshop Actions creates a new group in your layers panel. Feel free to stack as many actions together as you please.

Due to the downloadable nature of this product, there are no refunds. All sales are final.

You may only use these products for personal or professional use. This license extends to the single, individual purchaser. This license does not extend to companies or partner- ships and may not be resold, loaned, and/or gifted to another individual and/or party. You may not share, loan or redistribute/sell or copy any of these files in any way. All Actions by PHLEARN are copyright protected.

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