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Adding a monochromatic tint effect

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Creating a black and white interpretation of a photo provides you with an interesting and oftentimes beautiful interpretation of the image. But sometimes you might want to go slightly beyond that black and white interpretation, and add a little bit of color. A color tint for that black and white image. Let's take a look at how it's done. I'll start by going to the bottom of the Layers panel and clicking on the Add Adjustment Layer button, and then choosing the Black and White Adjustment Layer option. That will add an Adjustment layer for black and white and also provide me with The sliders that control the appearance of the photo, enabling me to lighten or darken specific areas of the image based on the colors in the original photo.

Adding a monochromatic tint effect

Creating a black and white interpretation of a photo provides you with an interesting and oftentimes beautiful interpretation of the image. But sometimes you might want to go slightly beyond that black and white interpretation, and add a little bit of color. A color tint for that black and white image. Let's take a look at how it's done. I'll start by going to the bottom of the Layers panel and clicking on the Add Adjustment Layer button, and then choosing the Black and White Adjustment Layer option. That will add an Adjustment layer for black and white and also provide me with The sliders that control the appearance of the photo, enabling me to lighten or darken specific areas of the image based on the colors in the original photo.

Once I'm happy with the overall result in terms of that basic black and white conversion, then I can add a color tint as well. All I need to do is click the Tint checkbox, and that will add a color tint to the image. The color of which is indicated by the Color Swatch to the right of the Tint checkbox. But I can also change that color tint. I'll go ahead and click on the Color Swatch to bring up the color picker, and I can choose a different color if I'd like. I can specify any color of the rainbow for that color tint of course, in this case I think I'll use a colored tint that sort of provides the bit of a sepia tone value something in an orange to the slightly reddish tone and I'll use a very low saturation value so that the. The color tint is just a very minor effect in the image, I don't want the effect to be too strong.

So, I'll choose a color that I think will work well for this image, in this case, a very subtle shade of, kind of, brownish-orange. And with that color selected, I'll go ahead and click the OK button. And now, you can see, that I have that tint applied. I can disable the tint at any time, by simply turning off the the Tint checkbox. That's actually a very nice way of getting a better sense of whether or not you're happy with that color tint. If you decide you'd like to change the color tint, all you need to do is click the Color Swatch once again and go choose a different color from the color picker. And then click OK to apply the change.

You can also turn off the overall adjustment all together just by clicking on the Eye icon to the left of the Adjustment layer on the Layers panel. And that will show you the before version of the image, so the Full color version of the image. And then when I turn on the visibility for that Adjustment layer, I can see the final effect. That black and white image with a little bit of a color tint just to add to the mood of the image.

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Photoshop Creative Effects and Filters

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  1. 1m 24s
    1. Welcome
      1m 24s
  2. 16m 23s
    1. Adding a single filter
      3m 21s
    2. Using the Filter Gallery
      4m 51s
    3. Using Smart Filters
      4m 2s
    4. A flexible filter workflow
      4m 9s
  3. 36m 0s
    1. Creating an ethereal effect with Clarity
      2m 13s
    2. Creating a black-and-white interpretation of an image
      3m 12s
    3. Adding a monochromatic tint effect
      2m 27s
    4. Using a gradient map preset
      2m 42s
    5. Creating a gradient map preset
      7m 48s
    6. Adding a vignette
      3m 17s
    7. Adding film grain
      5m 25s
    8. Oversharpening
      3m 17s
    9. HDR tone mapping
      5m 39s
  4. 37m 47s
    1. Creating a filtered edge effect
      4m 6s
    2. Producing a dreamy look with Surface Blur
      3m 4s
    3. Iris Blur with a twist
      4m 32s
    4. The Tilt-Shift blur effect
      3m 52s
    5. Creating an oil paint effect
      4m 36s
    6. Adding selective motion blur
      4m 36s
    7. Adding lens flare
      5m 21s
    8. Adding a lighting effect
      5m 6s
    9. Adding an ethereal glow
      2m 34s
  5. 24m 21s
    1. Applying a wild curve
      3m 1s
    2. Playing with blend modes
      4m 0s
    3. Creating a painterly effect with Find Edges
      2m 41s
    4. Creating a sketch effect
      5m 26s
    5. Crystallizing pixels
      3m 6s
    6. Getting extreme with Mezzotint
      3m 42s
    7. The Solarize filter
      2m 25s
  6. 38m 38s
    1. Smearing with Liquify
      7m 0s
    2. Going fish-eye with Polar Coordinates
      3m 38s
    3. Using the Spherize and Pinch filters
      3m 18s
    4. Using the Ripple, Twirl, Wave, and ZigZag filters
      5m 45s
    5. Getting blocky with Mosaic
      2m 44s
    6. Creating huge pixels with Pointilize
      3m 0s
    7. Creating tiles
      3m 42s
    8. Creating blocks with Extrude
      4m 29s
    9. Mapping the image with Trace Contour
      2m 44s
    10. Creating a stylized wind-blown effect
      2m 18s

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