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Photography 101 - Tips and Editing Techniques

Black and White with a touch of Sepia

Taking a colored picture and turning it black and white with a touch of sepia. This tutorial is for Photo shop CS!


Layer — New adjustment layer — channel mixer

When you first open the channel mixer there will be a pop up window that says new layer, go ahead and  hit o.k. On the next window you will want to check the box for monochrome, and then move the sliders around until you are happy with the results. You can always go back and re-tweak your choices when  you are done.

Change the opacity to around 50% according to what you like.

Layer — New adjustment layer — Hue/Saturation

When you first open Hue/Saturation there will be a pop up window that says new layer, go ahead and  hit o.k. Next go ahead and check the box to colorize Once again play with the settings until you are happy with the results.

Change the opacity to around 50% according to what you like.

Layer — Duplicate Layer

Set the blending mode to Soft Light (for tone and contrast)

Opacity and fill to 50% or adjust to your preference

Next you will want to….

Layer — New adjustment layer — curves

When you first open the curves there will be a pop up window that says new layer, go ahead and  hit o.k. Now curves I can mess with all day, hard to get exactly the right amount. Have fun playing with them!

You can mess with the colors to either give you picture a lot of color or just a touch of color. The options are limitless, have fun with it!




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