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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.



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