Black & White Conversion Control in Photoshop

On this video photographer Nino Batista takes a look at his method at advanced conversion a color image into black and white.

There are many different ways of making an image black and white. In this video Batista shows his method which he uses with a specific preset which you can download for free (from here if you never installed an action/preset – it is really simple just watch this short video).

Batista explains each of the steps this preset makes inducing curves and levels and of course the converter for b&w. The nice thing is that it is very easy to play with the preset to adapt it for your specific image including playing with specific colors which in a b&w image gives you better tonal control.

If you are looking for more videos on black and white photography we have you covered with many tutorials on the subject.

You can find many more Photoshop video tutorials on LensVid’s Photoshop section. You can check out all of Batista’s videos here on LensVid on this link.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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