3. Try Presets: Next, try filters and presets. Use the pull-down menu in the Black & White tool to experiment with wildly different looks for your image. If you go for the High Contrast Blue Filter, you’ll get a very gritty, dirty effect. A sure way to bring out any imperfections if you have a portrait subject, this may be best left to still lifes and urban scenes (unless, of course, you really don’t want to flatter your subject). Try a Red Filter for soft skin tones, but if the effect is too much, move the Reds slider left to mellow it out.