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Old 12-11-2009, 05:23 AM
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Color Toning Effect

Guys I need a bit of help on this color thecnique anyone knows the best way to approach this ???

You can see more at the photographer's website

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Old 12-11-2009, 07:59 AM
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Re: Color Toning Effect

Use levels to cut off the lower range of tonality* in the blue channel and the higher range in the red and green channels, that should bring you near to that look.
As you can see, the image has no real blacks (no point where all the RGB-values are 0), the darkest points have a high amount of blue in them, the lightest points have some red and green in them.

Edit: *I guess that'd be the "Output" in English PS versions.
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Old 12-11-2009, 10:33 AM
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Re: Color Toning Effect

I have read a number of posts about this technique, or something like it. The closest I have come to duplicating it is by merging two versions of the image. One as a duotone in the colors you want, say black-green-white or dark green-light green using a gradient map and the original image with a little random grain added, the merge in multiply mode. Of course any color could be used, but I have seen more green being used then others. Most of the images in the link are object composites where the main object does not have the toning effect or not as strong. The effect is much like a standard duotone, where a halftone black and white is blended with a one color version of the image, but in this case it is blended with a color version.
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Old 12-11-2009, 11:38 AM
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Re: Color Toning Effect

To do this I would simply use a colour balance adjustment layer and adjust the bottom slider to the right when 'shadows' is selected. Hope that helps
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Old 12-12-2009, 12:21 AM
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Re: Color Toning Effect

Vintage Actions or follow the guide to the vintage colors given by the other guys.
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Old 12-12-2009, 12:01 PM
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Thank you for you replies it really help me to find the way to do it.

I think I'm getting close.

As soon as I get the desirable result I will post the image.

Thank you Guys
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