32 Black and White Photoshop Actions

Transform your color photos into dramatic black and white images that stand out from the crowd. Rich, deep and elegant black and white actions to help you fulfill your creative vision.

This set of black and white Photoshop actions are perfect for any type of photography; portraits, landscape, weddings, product, commercial, newborns and more.

32 Black and White Photoshop Actions   //   Quick Install Guide

Black and White Photoshop Actions!

Black and white photos, when done right, are beautiful. Unlike color photos, black and white photography can express the raw emotion and timeless elegance of your photos better.

Black and white photography can also tell the story of your photos better. Again, unlike color photos, your viewers’ eyes are not distracted by all the different colors available to “see”.

Instead, your viewers are able to focus on the details, the rich subtle visual elements like the light, shadows, lines and more.

Peppermint Patty Preset
Slide for Before/After

Timeless Beauty of Black and White Photos


Coastal Rain


Cocoa Butter



Black and White Photoshop Actions

Black and white photos are a lost art form. No more black and white film.

Everything is digital. And everything is shot in color.

Sure, you could easily convert your images to black and white simply by adjusting the saturation to zero.

Bland. Boring. Yuck!

But, you’re an artist. You want more than a plain, boring, black and white conversion.

Excellent black and white edits should convey an emotion or mood to tell the story of your image. 

This can be achieved with this set of black and white Photoshop actions.

In fact, you won’t have to spend hours and hours to figure out how to create something to tell your story.

With over 30 black and white actions to choose from your bound to find “the one”.

Plus, you can easily adjust the settings for a perfect black and white edit… for your story.

I’ve taken my 30 years of photography experience and editing (via a darkroom and Photoshop/Lightroom) to develop 30 premium black and white Photoshop actions to help you be more artistic.

Now, you can take your black and white images to a whole new artistic level and achieve your creative vision.

Quick Start Guide

Easy to install. Even easier to use.

Our Quick Start Guide will have you using our black and white Photoshop actions in 60 seconds or less!


Smokey Brown


Mystic Zen

Precise Control

All of our Photoshop actions apply edits that are non-destructive.  In other words, they don’t damage the original file!

You can easily remove (delete or turn-off) or adjust the edits for your personal preference.


Well, any edits applied are done on individual layers. This gives you the freedom to adjust for best results… for YOUR photos.

Any Photoshop actions you apply are just that… “edits”. Edits that were saved as an action (for later use) were done based on the creative vision of the person doing the edits AND the photo they were applying them too.

Photos (and their histograms) are like snowflakes. No two are alike!

So, it makes sense that an action made for one photo may not be perfect for another.

Sometimes you need to make adjustments until you’re happy with the results. Which is super-duper easy to do!

If you’re new to Photoshop I’ll show you how to adjust any edits to get the results you want.

If you have some experience in Photoshop then you can use any of these black and white Photoshop actions as a starting point for your creative vision.


Pebble Grey


Happy Sunny Days

Classic B&W Edits

Want just a classic black and white edit? No problem. This set of black and white Photoshop actions comes with a lot of “classic” type edits.

As well as more creative type of black and white conversions.

Just like with any of our actions you can easily adjust them to your liking.

And you could even save your adjustments as your own personal B&W Photoshop action.

Perfect when you’re shooting under the same conditions and want consistent edits.

Vintage Edits

Another popular type of black and white edit is one that has an old-school or vintage look.  

Varying techniques are used to create this type of look.

I’ve included a few black and white actions that provide that retro look; grain, faded matte effect, and more.




Old School

Portraits + Landscapes

What type of photos should you use these summer Photoshop actions on?

Well, since these actions were designed for telling a story… you can use them on any type of photo!

It doesn’t matter if it’s just a photo of a landscape or an outdoor portrait, a wedding photo or any other type of photography.

Actions + Presets

This is just the beginning! Although this set includes a large amount of Photoshop actions we have many more. Over 400 in fact. Become a Pro member and get instant access to ALL Photoshop actions.

Plus, as a Pro member, you also have access to 600+ Lightroom presets, Lightroom overlays, Photoshop overlays, Photoshop + Lightroom templates, and over 100 hours of Pro video tutorials.

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Photoshop CC

New to Photoshop? No worries. With a Pro subscription we have Pro tutorials for everyone; Beginners – Advanced users.

What's included with these Photoshop black and white actions?

Includes 32 pre-made, custom Photoshop black and white actions designed for all your photos.

Plus, a Quick Start Guide for installing and pro tips for using. 

If you get a monthly or yearly Pro subscription you’ll have full access to ALL Photoshop actions, Photoshop templates + overlays, Lightroom presets + overlays, Pro tutorials and more!

Do I need any Photoshop experience?

Short answer; No.

Our Photoshop black and white actions are easy to install and use.  In fact, the Quick Start Guide will have them installed and ready to use in less than 60 seconds!

Supporting material is also included to help you get the most out of the Photoshop black and white actions.

Is this included in the Pro subscription?

Yes!  This is one of many of our Photoshop acitons collections available to subscribers.  Click here to sign-up and start downloading today!

How long can I keep these Photoshop black and white actions?

The Photoshop black and white actions you download are yours to keep… forever!

Make sure to make a back-up of your a la carte purchase.  There may be an additional fee to re-download.

No worries if you’re a Pro subscriber.  If your actions become damaged or you need to transfer to a new hard drive you can re-download.  However, please keep in mind that sharing is illegal!

How many computers can I install these Photoshop black and white actions?

You may install our Photoshop black and white actions on up to 2 computers.  Anything more will require an additional purchase.  Sharing is not allowed!

What version of Photoshop is required to install these Photoshop black and white actions?

We recommend Photoshop CC (any version) to use these Photoshop black and white actions.

How long do I have access to the Quick Start Guide tutorial.

If you sign up as a Pro member you’ll have access as long as your a subscriber.

If I have questions where can I ask them?

You can join our private Facebook group to ask questions.