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I'm not sure if this is where I post this question but I was wondering if someone could help me out with the following:

I want to be able to get this black and white style used by punk band, Rancid, in almost all their work. Is there a specific name for this style in design? I always just called it xerox DIY style. I've tried tweaking levels and black and white settings but can't seem to get it to come out looking like the image I am inserting as an example of what I am trying to achieve.


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Just saying that you want to recreate a specific style isn’t really enough for people to know what you want.
Adding a Black & White Adjustment and a Levels Adjustment (as you have done), maybe with a little Gaussian Blur, will probably get you close (see attached crude image) but we can’t see the image you are trying to apply the effect to and we don’t know how it should look like in your imagination.
If you can share the original and describe more precisely which characteristics of the example you want to have in your image then people might be able to advise better.
Otherwise we are just guessing.

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Use a Threshold Adjustment layer or do as GarryP has suggested with the B&W and Levels for more subtle control.

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I have never mastered color management, period, so I cannot help with that.

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