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The Art of Digital B/W #002

 

How To Create A Tone

note by Thomas Niemann

 

 
 
November 2004 "Digital Fine Art Photographer's Summit" in Phoenix, AZ
 

In the darkroom toning is done after development. Typically it's a smelly process (rotten eggs come to mind), and involves the use of hazardous chemicals. In Photoshop it's ever so easy! The following picture of Flatford Mill was a favorite subject for painter John Constable.

To convert a color image to a toned black & white image, add a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer. Enable the Colorize checkbox and drag the Hue and Saturation sliders. The Sepia Toning action that comes with Photoshop sets Hue to 30 and Saturation to 25.

Original
Colorize
Sepia
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Purple
Red

 
 
 
 
   

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