Adobe Lightroom is an amazing piece of software that can style your images in countless ways; with options to adjust contrast, the tone curve, colors, grain, and so much more! This article has a showcase of 40+ of the best free Lightroom presets and some top premium Lightroom black and white presets for converting photos to black and white, and you’ll also learn how to make your own presets.
With all of these options, it can be overwhelming to decide how to style an image. This is one of the many reasons to use Adobe Lightroom presets. Presets are saved settings from talented photographers that you can apply to your images with just one click. If you want to experiment with a monochromatic look, it’s easy to try out Adobe Lightroom presets with your photos to see how you feel about them.
- 1 One-Click Black and White Conversions With Premium Presets
- 2 1 Month Free on Envato Elements
- 3 1. Vintage Black and White Lightroom Film Presets
- 4 2. Black and White Lightroom Develop Presets
- 5 3. Lightroom Black and White Presets Bundle
- 6 4. Blacktone Lightroom Black and White Presets
- 7 5. Monochromatic Lightroom Black and White Presets
- 8 6. Creative Lightroom Black and White Presets
- 9 How to Create Your Own Presets in Lightroom
- 10 Free Black and White Lightroom Presets
- 11 1. Elegant B&W Free Lightroom Presets
- 12 2. Dark Contrast
- 13 3. Free High Contrast Preset
- 14 4. B&W Romance Free Lightroom Presets
- 15 5. Sharp B&W Preset
- 16 6. Instant B&W
- 17 7. Old Soul Free Lightroom Presets
- 18 8. Ksouth’s BnW
- 19 9. B and W
- 20 10. Black and White HDR
- 21 11. Aged Matte B&W
- 22 12. Sparkling Free Lightroom Presets
- 23 13. Grunge B&W
- 24 14. Aged B&W Print
- 25 15. Grit Free Lightroom Presets
- 26 16. B&W Infrared
- 27 17. Silhouette
- 28 18. Fuji Acros 100
- 29 19. B&W Nights Free Lightroom Presets
- 30 20. Contrast Preset
- 31 21. Cool B&W
- 32 22. Grey Gray
- 33 23. Naturally B&W
- 34 24. Little Rascals B&W
- 35 25. Faux Film X
- 36 26. Mono Fade Free Lightroom Presets
- 37 27. Bold and Black
- 38 28. Eric Kim Monochrome 1600
- 39 29. Legacy Pro 1600
- 40 30. Phottix B&W Portrait
- 41 31. Faded Film Look
- 42 32. Aesthetic Artz
- 43 33. B&W Landscape
- 44 34. B&W – You Did What? Preset
- 45 35. LSL B&W Matte
- 46 36. Pictorial B&W
- 47 37. Shuttersweets – Monochromatic
- 48 38. Silver Screen Free Lightroom Presets
- 49 39. W – The Quantum Collection
- 50 40. LSL B&W Clean
- 51 41. Ilford Delta Free Lightroom Presets
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One-Click Black and White Conversions With Premium Presets
Creating black-and-white images is far more than a simple conversion; there is plenty of latitude for how we apply the change from color to monochrome.
Envato Elements, has a very strong collection of Lightroom black and white presets, and in the next section I’ll highlight three of my favorite for black and white. All of these projects are included as part of a subscription to Envato Elements.
1 Month Free on Envato Elements
For a limited time, you can download as many Lightroom presets as you want for a whole month, competely free of charge—Envato Elements also offers premium Photoshop actions, stock photos, video footage, motion graphics, and much more. All of it is free to download and use in your free 30-day trial.
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Here’s a small sample of the best premium Lightroom black and white presets on Elements.
If you’re a fan of the film look and black and white photography, you’ll love these Adobe Lightroom presets.
These Lightroom film presets must be in you toolkit. The Lightroom black and white presets pack comes with 42 vintage presets that replicate three iconic film looks: Agfa, Ilford and Kodak.
This Lightroom black and white presets pack is one of our popular items. The Adobe Lightroom presets will look great for landscape and portraits. This Lightroom black and white presets bundle comes with 25 non-destructive presets.
This Lightroom black and white presets pack includes everything you need to turn your pictures into black & white works of art.
The Adobe Lightroom presets pack includes 12 non-destructive presets for Lightroom and 12 Camera Raw presets.
The Blacktone pack has ten unique conversions included. One of the best reasons to grab this and try it out is the variety of looks included in it. You can apply everything from a contrasty conversion to a matte effect thanks to the different preset files.
The second edition of the Monochromatic preset pack has 20 different ways to style your images, ranging from high contrast looks to warm black and white conversions.
Just as the name implies, this set of presets is all about getting creative with your conversions. The 18 different presets in this file aren’t all for black and white adjustments, but don’t miss out on options like the “Luxury” and “Grey Tone” looks included.
How to Create Your Own Presets in Lightroom
Saving your own presets in Lightroom is quick and easy. In the screencast below, I’ll show how you can copy the edit settings from one image and use them on future images.
Free Black and White Lightroom Presets
Here are over 40 of the best free black-and-white conversion presets for Adobe Lightroom that we could find. Note that these presets are hosted by their authors. Enjoy!
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This article showcases 40+ of the best black and white presets, but there’s no reason to stop here! If you want to learn more about Adobe Lightroom or Lightroom presets, check out the links below. Envato Elements has an entire section dedicated to Lightroom presets, including colorful presets not included in this tutorial. We also recently updated our 100 Free Lightroom Presets article with a huge listing of presets of all types. The Tuts+ Photo & Video section has an extensive library of Lightroom tutorials to level up your Lightroom skills.
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