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Photo books are a great way to display and preserve your memories, and services like iBooks and Blurb make it easy and affordable to create professional quality bound books. But your design choices are what make them special. Join designer Nigel French as he covers the basics of planning and building a photo book, reviews the qualities of good photo books, and examines the design principles at work in their creation—regardless of the software used. This course provides both inspiration and practical techniques for creating your photo book.
Have you ever looked at a stunning photo book of black and white images and wondered how the photographr achieved such a density and richness of tonal values. Chances are those black and white images weren't black and white at all but were dual tones tri tones or quad tones. In Photoshop terminology duotone is an umbrella term for printing a grayscale image in one two three or four color inks. Monotone duotone tritone and quadtone are each variant of the duotone color mode.
By printing in up to four colors, each with a different tonal range, you can allocate specific colors to specific parts of the tonal range. You can use dual tones for a sepia or color tinted look, or to achieve a richer denser black and white. You can customize your own duotones, tri-tones, and quad-tones, choosing whichever colors you want and adjusting the tonal values of those colors. But a good place to start is simply by using one of the presets that ship with PhotoShop.
Note that images converted to the duotone mode must be saved in the native Photoshop or psd file format.
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