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Old 07-27-2007, 10:32 AM
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Need Help With Sepia

I need help with makeing a sepia photo.

Is there a freewear program that I can make a sepia photo? I use PS7 and tried to make one in layers (goldish brown - first layer, high contrast b/w photo - second layer, move the opacity level down in first layer)... But I do not like the outcome of the photo when printed (came out still too orange)! I tried to do the same thing as above with a darker brown first layer and it just does not blend well.

Can anyone help me?

Here is the photo that was eh.
http://www.pbase.com/philsmith/image...223/medium.jpg


THANKS
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Old 07-27-2007, 11:26 AM
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Re: Need Help With Sepia

Here is my try, mostly relying on Hue/Sat adjustments.

1. Set white point to shirts
2. Duplicate layer, set to Soft Light, 30% opacity
3. Hue/Sat layer on top. Used sliders for Master only, Hue -22, Sat +35, Lightness +10
4. Brightness/Contrast layer on top. Contrast +10

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Old 07-27-2007, 11:58 AM
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Re: Need Help With Sepia

Phil, There is a default action cal;led Sepia Toning which I believe was in PS7 as well. If you click on the Action Palette and then click the little triangle beside Default Actions to expose the context menu. Scroll down to the action called Sepia Toning. If it is not in PS7, then another technique is to convert the image to Grayscale (Image > Mode > Grayscale). Then convert to Duotone (Image > Mode . Duotone). Be sure to select Duotone from the pull down menu. You can choose one of a zillion colors.
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Old 07-27-2007, 12:33 PM
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Re: Need Help With Sepia

To my eye, the most pleasing results come from this tutorial
http://retouchpro.com/tutorials/?m=show&id=8

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Old 07-27-2007, 02:56 PM
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Re: Need Help With Sepia

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Phil, There is a default action cal;led Sepia Toning which I believe was in PS7 as well. If you click on the Action Palette and then click the little triangle beside Default Actions to expose the context menu. Scroll down to the action called Sepia Toning. If it is not in PS7, then another technique is to convert the image to Grayscale (Image > Mode > Grayscale). Then convert to Duotone (Image > Mode . Duotone). Be sure to select Duotone from the pull down menu. You can choose one of a zillion colors.
Regards, MUrray
Thanks JurgenD and Lurch!

Murry, Thank you too! This worked great!

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Old 07-27-2007, 03:00 PM
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Re: Need Help With Sepia

Another possibility is to use a gradient map. Here's a link to a podcast by Jan Kabili


http://photoshoponline.tv/index.php?...17&comments=on
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Old 07-28-2007, 12:45 AM
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Re: Need Help With Sepia

Be careful with the tone and saturation of your sepia effect.
Traditional sepia methods give a neutral brown tone. I think people get confused about exactly what a sepia toned print should look like when they use, as a reference, old sepia photos that have gone orange-yellow with age. This is all well and good if you actually want the whole 'aged photo' effect, but the actual sepia tone is not 'orangy' at all,it is comparitively subtle.
Below are the results I got using the tutorial lurch suggested plus I did adjust the levels a bit to improve contrast in the midtones.
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Old 07-30-2007, 10:29 PM
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gave this a shot didnt do any other corrections just added the sepia tone using the hex # 734212. thought that was to bright so reduced the opacity to 71%
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