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does anyone have some good info on toning..?

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Old 06-09-2011, 09:50 AM
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does anyone have some good info on toning..?

or maybe some dvd stuff...what i often like about an image is the toning . I know it is a matter of trying back and forth in photoshop - using solid color layer in all kinds of different modes with maybe split triangles and so on but i mis some solid info on this and on how to get certain hex color codes for specific colors. it came to my mind when i was watching this site : http://kedaz.com/ - i like the way he tones his images. thanks
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Old 06-09-2011, 08:57 PM
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Re: does anyone have some good info on toning..?

Hi lunaxxxxxx (did I get the number of Xs right )

A few things.
Not sure if you know the artist for that web site but it is seriously broken as var as viewing on a Firefox browser on a Mac. Click on an image and only the left side of the image comes up.

As far as Hex Codes and colors in Photoshop
- click on foreground color swatch in tool panel. This opens up the color picker
- An eyedropper opens up then click and drag over your document to the color you want.
- The Hex code shows at the bottom of the color picker dialog box

If you want a color from somewhere else on your desktop, just continue dragging over to the window and color of interest and it will also display on the color picker.

Not sure if I followed the rest of your post about tone. If you are looking for what makes a good picture, there are resouces about the "Zone System" for photography. If all you want is how to adjust the tone in Photoshop. That is a basic that most every Photoshop book covers.

It might help for members to give you suggestions if you question/request was a little more specific. Hope that helps.
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Old 06-10-2011, 05:53 AM
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Re: does anyone have some good info on toning..?

ok thanks John - well i view the site ok in safari. ill have a look on that colorpicker - thanks!
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Old 06-11-2011, 12:04 PM
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Re: does anyone have some good info on toning..?

Try Katrin Eismann's DVD: Pro Photoshop Tone and Exposure. It might give you the info you need.

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Old 06-12-2011, 05:44 AM
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Re: does anyone have some good info on toning..?

Hi,
I find a lot of the subtle 'toned' effects are best got by subtly blending the opacities and blending modes of two or more duplicated/modified layers. There are an infinite number of possibilities, and it is good to make a habit of recording successful results.
Some interesting starting points (forgive me if these are too obvious) are:-
Using the Photo Filter
Hue Saturation in colorize
Solid color layer adj layer filled with pure blue, Exclusion Mode, 15% Opacity
Create a gradation map for a split tonong effect. Use a gradmap adj layer at 25% opacity in Overlay, Softlight or other blandmodes.
Adj layer in solid color set to color burn at low opacity - then open the picker and play around.
You could go on for ever - so it is important to
a/ record your successes and exactly how you got them.
b/ Set out with a definite style/look you want to achieve or emulate. So you know where you are trying to get to, and whether you have got there.

regards

AK
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Old 06-12-2011, 06:37 AM
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Re: does anyone have some good info on toning..?

ok thanks - this is really what im looking after -i do have a lot of Katrin eismanns book but never heard of that particular dvd - i must have a look on that thaks - and to AKMAC - i just made screen grab of your post and saved it - ill have that open when im retouching. thanks again
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