Introducing the Gradient Map


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Introducing the Gradient Map

In this exercise I'm going to introduce you to the best way to infuse color into a black-and-white photograph and that is the Gradient Map command. I'm looking once again at that big sky image, and so far I've show you one way to infuse color into a black-and-white image, but it's a very simplistic way. So I'll just show it to you again, because I want you to see how little is going on here. I'll select that black-and-white layer. That brings up the black-and-white options here in the Adjustments panel. Then I'll turn on Tint, and let's say, I click on this Color Swatch and I dial in these color values, some easy to remember ones.

35 degrees for the Hue, 35% for the Saturation value, and 100% for Brightness. Now, basically what's happening, when you change the Brightness value, you're really conspiring with the Saturation Value to change the intensity of the Tint color. Because after all, the actual brightness of any given pixel is determined by ...

Introducing the Gradient Map
Video duration: 7m 10s 26h 24m Intermediate Updated Aug 31, 2010

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Introducing the Gradient Map provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Advanced

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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