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Mobile Photography: Creating Black & White Images Using Lightroom Mobile

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Processing Black and White Part 2 - Color Filter Profiles

Lisa Carney

Mobile Photography: Creating Black & White Images Using Lightroom Mobile

Lisa Carney

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5. Processing Black and White Part 2 - Color Filter Profiles
Using color filter profiles on your images.

Lesson Info

Processing Black and White Part 2 - Color Filter Profiles

we're going to look at profiles for black and white, but now we want to look at the color filters. And what do I mean by that? So inside the profiles for light room, you can use the blue filter, green filter, yellow filter and red filter to convert your black and white. Which is pretty amazing because what happens is it's like the old days when you used to screw on those colored filters over your black and white over your lands while you were shooting black and white. And look what happens to the skin on the girl in the red filter versus the blue filter. Look what comes out and how things become more dramatic and how you know, or how you can figure out. What they do is this chart here. If you look at this chart where it says no filter, that is the direct conversion of those colors on the left hand side. And then if you use the red filter, you'll see that the reds become lighter and the cool tones become darker. And then let's slide all the way over here to the blues. If you're using a ...

blue filter, you'll notice that the warm colors go very dark and the cool colors become light. It's kind of cool, isn't it? All right, so let's just look at this for a minute. I want to remind you a couple things that on the sliders that is the only way to change a profile. You cannot change a profile by changing the recipe. The only thing you can change is the amount that is applied. So take a look here and you'll see that I've got the red filter here on the left, and I can change the intensity if I want to. Whatever, and then the orange filter and the yellow filter so this might inform a little bit of where you're going to go. Let's say you're shooting a portrait and you want to have the skin tones be lighter. Your chances are you're going to want to use a red or orange or yellow filter and then perhaps change the intensity

Class Description


  • Take black & white photos using the Lightroom mobile app and presets.
  • Use profiles and presets to start your creative editing, save custom presets for black and white.
  • Use the Color and Light modules to create mood and lighting effects that mimic black and white film.
  • Selectively edit only parts of photos to create mood and lighting effects.
  • Practice and experiment by creating multiple versions of your black and white photos.


Open your eyes to the stunning effects you can create when you master the process of thinking in black and white. There’s an art to composing and exposing shots for optimum black and white conversion, an art that will elevate your work. Creating fantastic black and white conversions using Lightroom Mobile is about way more than pushing a button.

Go beyond applying black and white filters or presents and learn how to create fantastic black and white images by using professional techniques in Lightroom, even while working on your phone. Learn techniques guaranteed to infuse your black and white images with more drama. More emotion. More SOUL. You’ll never see a black and white photo the same way again.


  • Intermediate users who already have a basic understanding of Lightroom, Lightroom Mobile
  • Portrait, Editorial, Landscape, and travel photographers taking advantage of the expediency of mobile editing.
  • Anyone who wants to create branding, editorial, fine art series or social campaigns looks quick and easily. All on mobile.


Lightroom Mobile v6 (premium version)
*Class taught on an iPhone, but information is valid for all devices that can use Lightroom Mobile/Lightroom CC


Lisa Carney is a high end retoucher who has spent over two decades working with the most dynamic players in the print, motion picture, and television industries.

Besides being a regular presenter at the Adobe MAX conference, her teaching roster runs the gamut from beginners to professional retouchers, and includes universities, design studios, movie studios, corporations, and private students.

Lisa has worked with all major movie studios and many television networks including Disney, Buena Vista, Paramount, 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight, Sony, Universal, Newline, Columbia, MGM, ABC Television, ESPN, TNT, CNN, CBS, CW, Warner Brothers and Sony.

Advertising credits include Burger King, Baskin-Robbins, Lowes, Jordana Cosmetics, Strategic Perceptions, Mattel, Chrysler, Mercedes, Mazda and Best Buy.

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Gretchen Shepherd

This is one of the BEST classes on Creative Live, and I have a Creators Pass and have taken tons! As a retired teacher I really appreciated Lisa's teaching style and the clear use of tech aides (circle, highlights etc) to lead me through the steps used on LR mobile. Her clear descriptions make the class easy to follow. I have also used LR mobile for several years and learned at least 3 new things in the first few minutes! In addition Lisa's in-depth knowledge of BNW and how to apply the principles of BNW to color conversions was wonderful. I have shot BNW for years in film and digital and also taught darkroom at the college level (ages ago) and Lisa's teaching and skills rank up there with the best. I learned even more the second time through and will come back to this class frequently and grab any others that Lisa Carney teaches. Highly recommend!

nancy brindisi

I have always loved black and white photography and so many of the other courses I have taken on Creative Live touch on black and white but it is never as in-depth as I would like it so I was very excited to see this course offered in Lisa's mobile series. I love how explains the black and white presets you can shoot pictures through in the LR camera, the profiles and then the presets in post. Her knowledge of light and how color adjustments even on a B&W photo affect how that light is shown is very informative. This course finally gave me more detailed knowledge and inspiration to do so much more with my B&W pictures. Thank you for another great class!

Deanna Gordon

I loved the information, the tips and tricks and the delivery. I cant wait to do some more of her classes.