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FILM EMULATION

Channel your inner director with 10 Templates inspired by black & white classics

FILM EMULATION

Make your photos look like stills from groundbreaking black & white films. Inspired by movies of various genres and from different times, this Templates pack is bound to make your photos epic, soulful, inspiring and thought-provoking.

Channel your inner director with 10 Templates inspired by black & white classics

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One of the most culturally influential mediums in the world is cinema. Countless movies have inspired and influenced people (including photographers) throughout the history of cinema. In this pack of 10 Templates inspired by black and white cinema, you’ll find nods to some of the most amazing movies of all time including Sin City, Dead Man’s Shoes, and Some Like It Hot. The Skylum team has taken the liberty of emulating the iconic vision of some of these movies to help you create amazing photos that you’ll love.

What you’ll find in the Film Emulation Templates pack (10 Templates):

City of Sins: Create a black and white image that will impress. This dynamic Template evokes strong emotions thanks to its distinct sharpness, clarity, and high contrast. Inspired by the film Sin City.

Jazz Up: This is a Template with a light, glowing effect. With soft white light and raised shadows, it leaves a pleasant, tipsy feeling, making you recall classic Hollywood films. Inspired by Some Like It Hot.

Afterglow: Deliver an accent on lines and curves, a glowing effect, and softness with this Template. Try it out on your portraits and family photos to channel the emotions. Inspired by the film All About Eve.

Blood Red:This black and white Template with an effective red accent makes any photo unforgettable. Whether it features lipstick, blood, or a red rose, your photo is bound to captivate viewers. Inspired by the movie Sin City. 

Manhattan Skyline: Ever wanted to add drama to your evening photos? Now it’s possible with this dark, dramatic low key Template. Perfect for your afterdark urban photography and for photos taken when it’s cloudy or in grim settings. Inspired by the film Manhattan.

Gentle Silk: Bring out a calming mood, add a sensual feeling to your photos. This Template uses a soft white accent with an enveloping gray. Inspired by the film 8½.

Night Gleam: Easily add volume and a special mood with this high-contrast Template that amplifies the glow in your photo. Apply it to your atmospheric evening photos, low key photos, or open aperture photos and see the difference. It’s especially striking on photos with luminous elements — street lights, lamps, or candle light — and photos taken at an open aperture. Inspired by the film Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.

Cold West: This satisfying, classic black and white Template is versatile and will enhance any of your photos, providing a neutral and light monochrome feeling. Inspired by the movie Nebraska. 

Shadowplay: Create photos reminiscent of the classic Kodak Vision3 250D 5207 film. This is a calm Template that plays with shadows and light in an uncanny way. The deep shadows and burnt white emphasize the shadowplay in the frame. Inspired by the movie The White Ribbon.

Grotesque: Here’s a Template with a little bit of noise and dirt that will remind you of the epic Super 16 film. Discover a completely different approach to an ordinary black and white shot with this unique, interesting, and risky Template. It’s especially suitable for street style photos. Inspired by the movie Dead Man’s Shoes.

Keep in mind that a Template’s default effect might be too strong for your photo. If it is, simply bring it back a bit with the Amount slider.

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Team Skylum

Photographers, colorists & retouchers

The Skylum team works with hundreds of professional photographers and retouchers to bring you Templates that top photographers use to create their masterpieces. The Skylum AI Lab analyzes the photos and workflows of photographers and creates Templates that are accessible to everyone and that take advantage of the advanced technology under the hood of LuminarAI. Our mission is to cut the time and effort it takes to make a striking photo and allow everyone to enjoy photo editing and photography.

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