Macworld Tips: Photographic toning in Photoshop CS6

Add some retro-fashion toning to your portraits with these new gradients

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Here’s a new feature of Photoshop CS6 for photographers who remember the chemical darkroom. Go to the adjustments and add a Gradient Map adjustment layer.

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Here’s a new feature of Photoshop CS6 for photographers who remember the chemical darkroom. Go to the adjustments and add a Gradient Map adjustment layer.

 

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Click on the down arrow next to the gradient and then on the arrow on the right to display the list of gradient types. Click on Photographic Toning.

 

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Click on the Options arrow again and select Large List to see that the split-tones are based on traditional chemical processes. Click one to apply.

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