B&W FORMULAS OVERVIEW

In adjustments, you can now convert your edits to black and white. This opens up a new creative freedom in Mextures. While the type of black and white styles you can come up with is seemingly limitless, we've gone ahead and created 8 black and white formulas to help get your started. You can find these in the Formula tab while you're editing.  

BRUINS

This formula is a slightly grungy b/w to add texture and dimension in images that have negative space. Adds a beautiful texture to a cloudless sky. The contrast punch is great for seperation of highlights and shadows.

 

QUASIMODO

Quasimodo is a very contrasty formula that works great for a brighter b/w edit.  It works particularly well for portraits and indoor pictures that don’t have a lot of natural light or perhaps a landscape shot on a gloomy day.  It will also add just a touch of grit to your b/w edit for a nice film texture.

 

SAVE FERRIS

Save Ferris is a super dark and dense b/w formula.  It will make clouds pop and includes just a slight vignette which really darkens the edges of your photo providing a little centrality in your picture.  At the same time it’s nice and sharp so you won’t lose any depth.

 

SUMMIT

Summit is a really versatile b/w formula great for a real antique-like portrait or grungy and faded landscape edit.  The level of fade really makes the grit in the formula pop out without taking away from the lighting and natural colors of the original picture.

 

MASCARADE

Masquerade is one of the most complex yet most flexible b/w formulas.  The grit, grain and emulsion paired with a light leak and a bright overlay allow you to maintain lighting while adding a bit of a murky and ethereal feel.  The natural textures in your picture will hold up well so regardless of your subject, this formula will work to highlight all of the lighter tones in your shot.

 

TIN TYPE

The Tin Type invokes a nostolgic feeling of old film. Subtle distressing weathers the edges and a soft sepia tones the image nicely. Shadows will be faded and whites will have crisp contrasty pop that will work great with portraits.

 

HP5

This formula has soft, faded, and flat tones that envelope a completely neutral palette. This type of edit is great with a image that is already very contrasty. Skies that need to be tamed will submit to this unique formula.

 

NEOPAN

We've nicknamed this formula "The Crusher." White tones will be tamed and shadows will become slightly muddy. We like using this formula on lighter or slightly overexposed photos. The slight warmth will give your photos an antiqued feeling.