How to Easily Convert Black and White Presets

Adobe Lightroom makes the process of black and white conversion easy. However, you need to be skillful in manipulating colors since the entire conversion process is not just about decreasing and removing colors on the image.


In this article, we will give you five essential tips on how to convert black and white lightroom presets the easy way. You need to consider these tips to have a good outcome later on.

Choose an appropriate image

Before anything else, you need to be careful in choosing an image to convert. You should look for an image with strong textures, colors and tone adjustments. Again, black and white conversions is not about decreasing the tones to zero. You need to balance everything to make it more elegant and classy.

Explore Lightroom adjustment sliders

Creating black and white lightroom presets is easy yet challenging. Before converting, make sure to explore the adjustments, have a trial and error to a sample image and master the entire process.

Apply a vignette tone

Black and white lightroom presets are modifiable and reusable. If you think that it needs vignette application, you can use the post-crop vignette tool in Adobe Lightroom. It has the capacity to make black and white images more attractive.

Using the split tone tool

If you’re not still satisfied with your black and white Lightroom presets, you can apply split toning effects via the “split toning panel” in Lightroom. You can either adjust the hue, contrast and highlights of the image or balance the shadows, saturation to control the whole color of the image.

Preview image using “smart preview”

Once you’re done with the whole black and white conversion process, make sure to preview the image using smart preview to know if the image is well-edited or if it needs more adjustments. After double checking the file, you can now safely save and export  the image.