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Iulia Lazdekalns

Posts: 38

London, England, United Kingdom

As i am new to Photoshop and all the tricks,I would like to know if is there any tutorial regarding the gradient map for making the tones even or colouring an image,as i struggle a bit with this.Thanks

Nov 04 13 05:21 pm Link

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Jakov Markovic

Posts: 1128

Belgrade, Central Serbia, Serbia

Um, youtube? Natalia Taffarel has a video on this, but I don't remember if it was on her dvd or...

here goes

In your info palette, you set on of the infos to be hsb.

Open image that you like/has ara that you want to take the color from.

Then you take your color picker tool, set to 5x5, and look for an area of color that you like.

Look for the darks(zeroish 5 b), and set a new swatch in your swatches palette.
Now, repeat for miditones(50%b), and highlights(100%b).

Make a gradient map, set at color mode, mask it out.

Notice, that this can not be used all over, as you have some reflections (hand next to a red shirt will have some of the red reflected on it, and it'll look bad if you use the same gradient all over, in these cases you make a gradient for a specific area).

Presto! Done! smile

Retouching is easy, it's just about building your references, and being patient and taking it one step at the time.

Nov 04 13 05:35 pm Link

Retoucher

Najan

Posts: 89

Poitiers, Poitou-Charentes, France

Jakov Markovic wrote:
Natalia Taffarel has a video on this, but I don't remember if it was on her dvd or...

On the DVD. You can find it under the Color & Sharpening part : Using a gradient map to even out tones.

Nov 05 13 07:25 am Link

Retoucher

Iulia Lazdekalns

Posts: 38

London, England, United Kingdom

thank you:)

Nov 06 13 09:11 am Link