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01-27-2007, 08:53 PM
I am a newbie on here as well as in general photo finishing and web design. I'm putting together a website with some photos. Does anyone know how to apply a two tone color scheme to a photograph the is originally in color? I would like my end result to look like the photo I have attached. Thanks for your help.
01-28-2007, 01:18 AM
is it black and white in the beginning or coloured? if coloured, then u have to press ctrl-shift-u to desaturate the picture..
then image > adjustments > photofilter
01-28-2007, 02:55 AM
new adjustment layer > hue/ saturation > click the colorize button on the lower right corner, then slide the hue until you get the color you like, then slide the saturation to get the intensity you like
This is a black and white photo the "effects" are done with studio lighting. Probably two soft boxes and two spot lights, one over head and one on the background. Sometimes the tricks aren't done in Photoshop but with the camera and the lighting.
If you want to convert a color image into a black and white don't use desaturate, use the channels pallet. Once that is done you can apply a color cast using the photo filters or a new layer with a transparancy setting that is appropriate for the color cast your looking for.
01-28-2007, 07:31 AM
Originally posted by JimG
If you want to convert a color image into a black and white don't use desaturate, use the channels pallet.
Could you give a mini tut on this plz Jim?
A very short mini....(my favorite kind)
Using the channel mixer make just click on "Monochrome" is checked. Use the sliders adjusting for the best look.
The desaturate on the other hand leaves much to be desired when converting and image to black and white.
The image on the left was done using the channel mixer the one on the right was simply desaturated.
Then ad a layer of color cast just fill a new layer with what ever color you like the adjust the opacity until you get the desired effect.
Short and sweet...hope it helps.
[Edited on 1/28/2007 by JimG]
[Edited on 1/28/2007 by JimG]
02-01-2007, 02:50 AM
:blush whew.. and all this time I use ctrl+shift+U... thanx Jim!!
I suppose desatuate works for you, however it does not give you a black and white (Monochrome) image, it gives you a desaturated image. There is a big difference between the two.
02-01-2007, 05:44 AM
after you desaturated using hue and saturation or using Jim technique you may like to try this one:
1. Convert mode RGB to Gray scale
2. Convert mode from gray scale to DUO tone.
Now You can load different preset of duotone, tritone or quadtone. Or create on your own.
This will give more control on color distribute in shadows and highlights.
But please duplicate you file before trying this cause you have to discard all color by change to Gray Scale Mode.
02-01-2007, 05:58 AM
Duo tone option window
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