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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.
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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