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How do I make an image look dark in Photoshop?


Question

Can anyone give me an idea of the filter used on this image:

http://demo.themeum.com/html/oxygen/images/features-bg.jpg

What I have tried

1) Add a black layer above my image and set the opacity to 60% - this darkens the image.

2) On the image itself: adjustments > Gradient Map > Foreground to background (reversed) for colours #ffffff to #a3261a.

I have Photoshop CS3 and i'm looking to copy this effect but don't know how. I'm a developer, not a designer, so not realy sure what tutorial to google for :)

Thanks,

2016/04/01
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4/1/2016 3:51:00 PM

Having found the "original" of this image, I placed it below your example...

enter image description here

By adding a black layer over top (as you did) and reducing its opacity to 50% as well as increasing the master saturation of the original image by 10%, I was able to achieve a nearly pixel-perfect duplicate.

enter image description here

2016/05/04
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5/4/2016 3:44:00 PM