How to create a black and white film look from digital files using Lightroom

One-size-fits-all filters don’t always cut it. Learn how to create your own black and white film look.

Everyone loves to play around with filters. They can turn an average photo into a masterpiece, particularly black and white filters.

Filters, presets and actions are great, but the problem with these is that they are generic and this ‘one size fits all’ approach doesn’t always suit our shooting style or images.

In this tutorial, Gina will show you:

  • What the main difference is in ‘look’ between film and digital files
  • How to use the curves adjustment tool in Lightroom (it’s easy!)
  • How to achieve a matte look to images using Lightroom
  • How to selectively adjust black and white images using the colour sliders
  • How to simulate film grain in digital images.


Gina’s Gold Members have exclusive access to the Bringing Sexy Back Film Pack. Gina has created 13 black & white presets especially for members to download and use right away.

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