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12/23/2004 12:30:53 AM · #1
Okay, I am new to PhotoshopCS and I am wondering how you make the overall picture to look like it's in a sepia mode. Do you just have to play around with the coloring until you get it right or is there a direct way to do it?
12/23/2004 12:33:27 AM · #2
You can use a "photo filter" that's built in to CS. Go to Image...Adjustments...Photo Filter and the chose sepia. You can then change the effect by adjusting the density.
12/23/2004 12:38:02 AM · #3
Originally posted by BADDBOYY21:

You can use a "photo filter" that's built in to CS. Go to Image...Adjustments...Photo Filter and the chose sepia. You can then change the effect by adjusting the density.


actually if the image is in color, this will just add a warmtone to the overall tonality of the image...

the image must be desaturated, but not in grayscale mode...

there is also an action that creates an adjustment layer for you...

an adjustment layer is the best option as you can preserve the original color if you want to go back
12/23/2004 12:44:18 AM · #4
thank you very much for the info! Much appreciated.
12/24/2004 10:06:13 AM · #5
Ok, little recipe to get real sepia photo:

Add a gradient map layer and change the gradient to
100%: 231E0F - almost black
50%: 735F46 - brown middle-tones (You need to add another dot in the middle of the bar, just click where you want it)
0%: E1CDA5 - beige

You can play with the colors a little if you want.
Next create a lever or curves layer UNDER the gradient map, and play with it until you find settings you like, preferably not to much contrast.

Finally, add a new layer and fill it with white. Go to Filter -> Noise -> Add noise: Gaussian noise, monochrome between, amount between 10 and 15%(the bigger your image, the more you want noise, otherwise it wont show). Change the blending mode of the layer to multiply. Now you probably have to much noise, but that's ok. Just drop the opacity to maybe 50% and you're all done! :)

Yes, this is the long way, but good effects take time.

I should make a little tutorial out of this maybe...
12/24/2004 10:16:10 AM · #6
And yet another method...

First convert to grayscale (I won't get into the various methods available)
Second, choose mode/duotone and now you can really customize the sepia effect. You can choose the dark and light tones to be used (or up to four tones in quadtone) and also adjust the curves for how they are appplied.
12/24/2004 10:16:30 AM · #7
yes you should with a few screenshots as well
12/25/2004 06:24:59 PM · #8
Another method, you can also go to "adjust hue and saturation, and desaturate the photo completely to black and white. Then hit the "colorize" button and make ajustments so it is the "sepia" tone you want.

Jennifer
12/25/2004 10:11:21 PM · #9
Originally posted by Juniper366:

Another method, you can also go to "adjust hue and saturation, and desaturate the photo completely to black and white. Then hit the "colorize" button and make ajustments so it is the "sepia" tone you want.

Jennifer


A small variation on this is to preload the foreground color with something close to the sepia tone you want, then add an adjustment layer for hue/saturation and hit the colorize checkbox. You can then tweak the hue, saturation, and lightness to get what you want, but since its an adjustment layer the original colors/layer is there if you every need to go back or tweak it further later.
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