The effect of semi-sepia – 2

Adding a modern sepia tone. In this tutorial we will learn how to add sepia shades specifically for bright or dark places in an image.

Step 1. Open the photo you want to process. The author uses a photo from a paid resource (on the iStockPhoto site).

Step 2. Create a duplicate layer Layer> Duplicate Layer or Ctrl + J (Layer – Create a duplicate layer or Ctrl + J) Sepia will be applied to the new top layer.

Step 3. Select the top layer and use the command Hue /Saturation (color tone / saturation or Ctrl + U). And enter the parameters:

Colorize (toning): mark
Hue (color tone): 25
Saturation (saturation): 25
Lightness: 0

Step 4. Use the Variations tool. Image> Adjustments> Variations (Image – Correction – Variations) for setting sepia. Just click on the thumbnail of the image that best suits you, until you reach the desired sepia effect. If you make a mistake and want to start over, just hold down Alt and press the reset button (the “Cancel” button should turn into a reset button).

Step 5. Add a mask to the top layer Layer> Add Layer Mask> Reveal All (Layer – Layer Mask – show all).

Step 6. Make sure the layer mask is activated. The sketch for the layer mask in the layers window should be outlined in white. If this does not happen, click on the white rectangle to activate the layer mask.

Step 7. With the layer mask selected, open the External Channel tool Image> Apply Image (Image – External channel) and apply the following settings:

Layer: Merged (merged)
Channel (channel): RGB
Blending (overlay): Multiply (Multiply)
Opacity: 100%

But do not press OK yet!

Step 8. In the Apply Image window (External Channel), make sure that the View check box is present. Move the Apply Image window (External Channel) so that you can see the image. By clicking and pressing the checkbox Inversion select the effect you like best. With the inversion flag selected, sepia will be applied to the shadows, black areas of the image, and not the selected, lighted, white areas of the photo.

Click OK!

Result without Inversion:

Result using Inversion:

Author: Denny tang

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