Quick Black and White Conversion

When I convert an image to Black and White, I usually use Nik Silver Efex Pro. Here’s a short video that shows how I converted this image. I share some tips for using Silver Efex, too. Enjoy!

About Author Varina Patel

There is nothing more remarkable to me than the power of nature. It is both cataclysmic and subtle. Slow and continuous erosion by water and wind can create landscapes every bit as astonishing as those shaped by catastrophic events – and minuscule details can be as breathtaking as grand vistas that stretch from one horizon to the other. Nature is incredibly diverse. Burning desert sands and mossy riverbanks… Brilliant sunbeams and fading alpenglow… Silent snowfall and raging summer storms… Each offers a unique opportunity. I am irresistibly drawn to the challenge of finding my next photograph, and mastering the skills required to capture it effectively.

  • Thank you for posting this! I just recently installed Silver Efex and have been clicking on presets. I did not realize I could write down settings and apply them to another preset. I’ve also ignored the presets with frames/borders but now I know I can use them and easily delete the border!
    Great tips….thank you very much!


    • You are more than welcome, Dave! Presets are great… but making them your own is even better! 🙂