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Creating a Film-Style B&W Edit in Photoshop

I’ve always felt that the black & white version of a photo can tell a completely different story than the color version. There are many different ways to create a black & white effect, but in this tutorial we’ll walk through creating a film-style b&w edit in Photoshop. Learn how to convert the photo to black & white, then add a soft matte effect, and grain for gorgeous texture. Feel free to tweak any of the steps to make the effect your own!

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