Bright and strong colors in photography attract attention and the right use of colors even may influence our feelings in certain ways.
Colors are therefore used heavily in advertising and sometimes by putting high focus a certain color i.e. using Monochromatic Color Dominance as a technique.
Completely removing colors however can also have a very strong impact and it is a technique often used in documentary photography and to give photos a more gloomy atmosphere. Photos in this category are referred to as grey-scale or black and white photography and while originally captured using special films it is not possible to create the effect in modern cameras or in applications like Photoshop.
While Photoshop can remove all colors in a snap it is possible to create different and sometimes better effects e.g. by adjusting the tones and light balance.
A Photoshop action is a series of tasks that you play back on a single file or a batch of files. Actions can make nearly any change to an image and examples could be changing the image size, adding new layers, applying filters, saving files in a specific format etc. With the click of a button an action can help us achieve time consuming effects in no time you just need to have access to the right actions.
If you like Photoshop, make sure to also check out the hundreds of fully-licensed premium Photoshop resources found over at Envato Market.
Here in this post, I have collected some black and white Photoshop actions to help you create awesome black and white photos in seconds. Please share your thoughts and let us know if we missed some great black and white actions.
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