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Tinting with Black & White adjustments

From: Photoshop CS4: Image Adjustments in Depth

Video: Tinting with Black & White adjustments

In an earlier movie, I showed you how to use to Hue/Saturation adjustment to colorize an image giving it a monochrome look. You can do something similar from the Black & White adjustment only there it's called Tinting. To show you that I'm going to add a Black & White adjustment layer by going to the Adjustment panel and clicking the Black & White icon. As I showed you earlier in another movie, that converts the image to black and white, it adds a Black & White adjustment layer and it brings up these controls in the Adjustments panel. I am not going to tweak any of these controls except for one, the Tint checkbox right here. I'm going to check that box and that changes the image from straight black and white to black and white with a color tint.

Tinting with Black & White adjustments

In an earlier movie, I showed you how to use to Hue/Saturation adjustment to colorize an image giving it a monochrome look. You can do something similar from the Black & White adjustment only there it's called Tinting. To show you that I'm going to add a Black & White adjustment layer by going to the Adjustment panel and clicking the Black & White icon. As I showed you earlier in another movie, that converts the image to black and white, it adds a Black & White adjustment layer and it brings up these controls in the Adjustments panel. I am not going to tweak any of these controls except for one, the Tint checkbox right here. I'm going to check that box and that changes the image from straight black and white to black and white with a color tint.

This is the default color tint, but I can change this to any color I like by clicking in the Tint field right here to open the color picker. In the color picker I can choose any color I like. Here I've clicked on the blue part of the slider. I could click on the purple part of the slider or I might go down and look for a warm goldish tone, something like that and click OK. That applies that one gold tone across the highlights, shadows and midtones in the image for this monochrome effect. Because this is an adjustment layer, it comes with its own layer mask and I can use that layer mask to paint back in, a little bit of the underlying color image for a nice hand painted look.

To do that, I'll go over to the Toolbox and I'm going to click in the foreground color box and I'm going to choose the middle gray and click OK. Then I'm going to get my Brush tool, I'll move into the image and I'm going to make my brush a little bigger, so that it encompasses most of this bouquet. To do that I'll press the Right Bracket key on my keyboard. I also want the edge to be soft, so I'll hold down the Shift key and press the Left Bracket key. And then I'm just going to click once in the Black & White adjustment layer mask with that gray paint to add a soft gray mask that hides some of the monochrome effect on the Black & White adjustment layer.

If I want a little bit stronger effect, I might give it one more hit clicking again there. So that's how simple it is to tint an image using the Black & White Tint feature and then to bring back a little bit of the color from the underlying layer.

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Photoshop CS4: Image Adjustments in Depth

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Jan Kabili
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  1. 5m 39s
    1. Welcome
      1m 18s
    2. Using the exercise files
      59s
    3. Setting up a workspace
      3m 22s
  2. 21m 2s
    1. Creating and editing adjustment layers
      6m 38s
    2. Adjustment layers vs. direct adjustments
      6m 9s
    3. Using the new Adjustments panel
      5m 38s
    4. Reusing adjustment layers
      2m 37s
  3. 39m 57s
    1. Clipping adjustment layers
      4m 36s
    2. Including adjustment layers in a layer group
      3m 13s
    3. Including adjustment layers in a Smart Object
      7m 29s
    4. Using the adjustment layer mask
      5m 43s
    5. Using selections with adjustment layers
      4m 19s
    6. Using the Masks panel with adjustment layers
      8m 30s
    7. Using the Blend If sliders with adjustment layers
      6m 7s
  4. 49m 43s
    1. Reading the Histogram panel
      5m 23s
    2. Using the Levels adjustment for tonal corrections
      7m 42s
    3. Using the Curves adjustment for exposure
      8m 12s
    4. Using the Curves adjustment for contrast
      4m 14s
    5. Making On-Click Curves adjustments
      4m 0s
    6. Applying Shadow/Highlight nondestructively
      7m 59s
    7. Reviewing Brightness/Contrast
      3m 18s
    8. Dealing with exposure
      2m 22s
    9. Using adjustment layers with blend modes
      6m 33s
  5. 54m 36s
    1. Making Vibrance adjustments
      2m 22s
    2. Using Hue/Saturation adjustments
      7m 4s
    3. Understanding color correction
      3m 21s
    4. Using color samplers and the Info panel
      4m 25s
    5. Using Levels eyedroppers for color correction
      5m 54s
    6. Using Levels channels for color correction
      5m 7s
    7. Understanding Curves adjustments for color correction
      7m 21s
    8. Making Color Balance adjustments
      3m 49s
    9. Making Photo Filter adjustments
      3m 6s
    10. Making Variations adjustments
      6m 48s
    11. Using the auto-correction features
      5m 19s
  6. 13m 5s
    1. Using the Dodge and Burn tools
      4m 56s
    2. Dodging and burning nondestructively
      6m 38s
    3. Working with the Red-Eye tool
      1m 31s
  7. 16m 9s
    1. Applying Black & White adjustments
      7m 30s
    2. Making Channel Mixer adjustments
      6m 31s
    3. Understanding the Threshold adjustment
      2m 8s
  8. 25m 23s
    1. Colorizing with Hue/Saturation adjustments
      3m 9s
    2. Tinting with Black & White adjustments
      2m 8s
    3. Making a Gradient Map adjustment
      4m 18s
    4. Applying a Selective Color adjustment
      1m 49s
    5. Using the Replace Color adjustment
      4m 39s
    6. Making Match Color adjustments
      4m 24s
    7. Applying the Equalize adjustment
      4m 56s
  9. 42s
    1. Goodbye
      42s

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