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Tinting With the Photoshop Gradient Map Adjustment

November 9, 2015

There are many ways of tinting an image, and many of those ways I employ regularly, sometimes trying multiple methods on a Tint-Scary-Gradphotograph to get the best result because, as you regular users know and you newer to Photoshop will soon learn, every image is different and no one method will work – or work the same – 100% of the time, and different methods, of course make for different results. For the purposes of this article, however, I’m focusing on the Gradient Map adjustment layer for tinting, and using one custom gradient with the crazy hex value combination [More]

Photographic Toning Maps in Photoshop

March 8, 2013

Gradient maps have been around for a long time in Photoshop and many photographers have come to rely on them as a quick and powerful way of converting colour images into mono, toned and even split toned photos. There’s really only one problem with Gradient Maps and that’s the limited range of effects that can be achieved with the default settings. That means you’ll need to spend time and energy creating a variety of maps and whist that’s not too hard to do (see the video for details) users of Photoshop CS6 have a great alternative. One of the hidden gems of Photoshop CS6 is the all new Photographic Toning Gradients. These have been designed by the engineers at Adobe to recreate the toning of tradition photographic effects. Things like sepia, selenium and even spit toning is now one click away. [More]

Image Variations with Photoshop Gradient Maps

January 29, 2013

If you look in Photoshop’s Adjustments Panel, right at the very bottom, in the last position, is the really technical sounding “Gradient Map.” If you haven’t seen this adjustment in action, or known what it can do, you’d be entirely likely to pass right over it – it sounds complicated. But, it isn’t. Gradient Maps are one of the simplest ways of toning or tinting an image. In fact, if you like to tinker with your image, searching for a certain “look,” the Gradient Map can provide a seemingly endless train of color variations, all with a few clicks. Let’s see how it works. [More]

Color Grading with Gradient Maps

October 8, 2009

by Richard Harrington – RHED Pixel – @rhedpixel Like many folks, I like to experiment with color. Duotones, like ‘em. Romantic color effects, check. Crunchy color, I’m game. There are times [More]