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How to create a color tinted black and white effect?


Question

I was wondering how I would go about recreating this look on a photo using Photoshop?

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2013/02/22
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2/22/2013 5:40:00 PM

The easiest way to create an effect like that with precise control is using a Gradient Map.

Start with a normal colour image.

No Gradient Map

If you apply a Gradient Map Adjustment Layer on top, with a pink to black gradient, the effect will be identical to what you're after. It even means you can choose precise colours for anywhere along the tonal range. I'm a big fan of Gradient Maps.

Gradient Map


Pros

  • Precise
  • Quick
  • Editable afterwards
  • Can be saved as a gradient and applied to other documents quickly

Cons

  • None :)
2012/05/26
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5/26/2012 10:17:00 AM