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Grayscale Essentials Workflow

A brief overview of what you will get in the Grayscale Essentials:

  • 75 presets and 17 Brushes for Black and white Photography
  • Presets and Brushes that are compatible with Lightroom 4, 5, 6 and Adobe Lightroom CC
  • Presets and Brushes that work with both JPEG and RAW images
  • B&W Presets and Brushes that work on both Mac and PCs
  • A guide on how to layer/Stack the Presets.
  • How to install the black and white Presets and Brushes
  • Recipe lists for the effects applied on the preview photos
  • Presets that are easy to adjust to fit your own style.
  • Exclusive access to our private Lightroom Help and Tutorial Facebook Group

Recipe lists are based on RAW images – We recommend always using RAW images

Watch how to use a “Sleeklens Workflow” to its full potential here

Watch our entire series of tutorials on how to work with “Grayscale Essentials Workflow” here

An overview of how we edit our images with this Workflow

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Get to know these tips and tricks on working with tone and tint in monochromatic images

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Why do you need this black and white essential bundle? Because it was designed to save you time on editing and improve your overall workflow. The collection includes everything you need to create images with amazing grayscale effects, with film inspiration. There are 75 presets and 17 brushes in the collection, and you can have them in your Lightroom 4 to 6 and Creative Cloud minutes after you make a purchase.

They will work on Mac and PCs and on your RAW and JPEG images equally well. If you don’t know how to install them on your Lightroom, there are videos with step by step instructions that will lead you through the process. A written file with instructions will also be in your download, and there’s a guide on how to stack or layer the presets as well. That way you can get your hands and eyes on the new workflow without much fuss.

Once you make a download of these black and white presets for Lightroom, you will be given exclusive access to the private Lightroom group on Facebook, for help and new tutorials. You will learn how to combine and use the new presets watching these informative videos, but there are all in one resets as well, so you can edit your photos perfectly with just one click. Once you get a handle on your excitement, you will see there are many bases, exposure, tint and tone presets you can stack on top of each other, so you can edit your photos in depth. Film and vignette effects will also be in your toolbox, as well as brushes for face and light corrections, and countless altering possibilities.

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  1. oleoleal1943 Verified buyer
    5 out of 5

    I worked a little time with this presents and brushes and I am very happy with them. They are very easy to use and the result is very nice. I recommend this pack.

  2. Arthur Verified buyer
    5 out of 5

    The BEST value possible. Presets are professional level. The included brushes when combined with the presets give even the beginners all they need to turn out beautiful images. Look no further!!

  3. Martin Verified buyer
    5 out of 5

    Really nice results & easy going workflow!

  4. reverephotos Verified buyer
    5 out of 5

    I love the BW presets. They make creating a monochromatic photo very easy. I reprocessed a few of my photos and was much happier with the results.

  5. Peter Verified buyer
    4 out of 5

    So easy to work with and nice results.

  6. Denise Verified buyer
    5 out of 5

    These presets are awesome and have opened new bw visions for me. I’ve reprocessed some of my older files and been very pleased with the results. I would recommend them to anyone who wants to explore bw digital photography. Having the brushes is an bonus.

  7. Turo Verified buyer
    4 out of 5

    The presets save a lot of time and they give a great starting point for more detailed editing.

  8. Øyvind Verified buyer
    5 out of 5

    Great presets and brushes, many work great in colour as well.

  9. ernesto Verified buyer
    5 out of 5

    love my presets and brushes makes my editing much easier, more time to shoot more photos, i will be buying more presets from Sleeklens soon. thanks for the quick response .

  10. Steven Verified buyer
    4 out of 5

    All of the presents save a ton of time and give good results in the end.

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Overview of “Grayscale Essentials Workflow”

74 Presets

1. 13 All in One Presets

  • Dark Secrets
  • Extremes
  • Fade In
  • Gentle Breezes
  • Grit
  • Matted
  • Memoir
  • On The Fence
  • Soft Waves
  • Syrup
  • Velvet Crush
  • White Castle
  • Yogi Bear

2. 6 Base Presets

  • Classic
  • Clean
  • High Contrast
  • Serene
  • Turn It Up
  • Wipe the Slate

3. 7 Exposure Presets

  • Brighten Shadows
  • Brighten
  • Darken Shadows
  • Darken
  • Less Highlights
  • Matte Finish
  • More Highlights

4. 4 Color Correct Presets

  • Lessen Blues
  • Lessen Greens
  • Lessen Reds
  • Lessen Yellows

5. 17 Tone/Tint Presets

  • Blue
  • Bright Violet
  • Cream
  • Green-Red
  • Lilac
  • Platinum
  • Radiance
  • Rose
  • Sepia
  • Sepia 2
  • Sepia 3
  • Sepia 4
  • Soft Rose
  • Sunny Red
  • Violet
  • Warm Sepia
  • Warm

6. 5 Polish Presets

  • Contrast Much
  • Fuzz
  • Let’s Clarify
  • Level It Out
  • Sharp as a Tack

7. 2 Vignette Presets

  • Black
  • White

8. 10 Film Presets

  • B&W Contrast
  • B&W Contrast 2
  • B&W Contrast 3
  • B&W Contrast 4
  • B&W Contrast 5
  • B&W Contrast 6
  • B&W Soft Contrast
  • B&W Soft Contrast 2
  • B&W Soft Contrast 3
  • B&W Standard

9. 10 Effect Presets

  • Film Grain
  • Film Grain 2
  • Film Grain 3
  • Film Grain 4
  • Film Grain 5
  • Film Grain Vignette
  • Film Grain Vignette 2
  • Film Grain Vignette 3
  • Film Grain Vignette 4
  • Film Grain Vignette 5

17 Brushes

1. 8 Face Brushes

  • Brighten Eyes
  • Define Hair
  • Enhance Eyes
  • Neutral Haze
  • Remove Shadows Under the Eyes
  • Sharpen Face
  • Soften Skin
  • Whiten Teeth

2. 1 Increase Subject Brush

3. 8 Light Brushes

  • Brighten
  • Brighten Highlights
  • Brighten Shadows
  • Bright Shade Light
  • Darken on Top
  • Darken
  • Darken Shadows
  • Reduce Highlights

Installing the presets and brushes included in this bundle is very easy. Learn how to do it below with our very easy to understand instructional tutorials.

1. How to install Lightroom Presets

If you prefer reading, see our detailed tutorial on how to install Lightroom presets here.

2. How to Install Lightroom Brushes

You can also read our written tutorial on how to install Lightroom brushes.

We have included images in all the tutorials too so as to make it as intuitive and easy to follow as possible.

3. How to Stack Lightroom Presets

Don’t miss our written tutorial on how to stack Lightroom presets.