What is the best way to make an image sepia instead of Black and white in photoshop? I know you go to mode then grayscale for black and white.
Wageorge - there are many ways, i will tell you three i know of and have used.
#1: buy sepia filters for your lenses - that was my first approach, and I got mixed results
#2: Buy Alien Skin's "Exposure" software, which plugs directly in to CS2 and you simply click on "sepia" and it does all tbe work for you (in fact, there are two or three sepia levels"
#3: here's one in photoshop that i liked:
Opan an image, make sure it is in RGB mode, and go to Image>adjustments>desaturate?
then go to image>adjustments>hue/saturation and use the following settings: Hue 38; Saturation 44; ligtness 0 and be sure to check both "colorize" and "preview"
go to "filter>noise?add noise and sue amount 7>34%, click "uniform" and make sure "monochormatic" is checked
As an option for added neat effect, then go to filter>render?lighting effect and used "light type: spotlight" check "on", and set intensity to 32 and focus to 69
I got a really neat sepia effect like that..with almost a spotlight effect to it.
Good luck..i'm sure others have additional ways.
you could also go to good-tutorials.com and type in "sepia" in the search feature...many free tips there as well
A couple more approaches:
In Photoshop CS2: Image>Adjustments>Photo Filter>Sepia, and use the slider to adjust the tone. Note that you have to be working with an RGB image for this, not grayscale.
Go to www.theimagingfactory.com and download the free-trial version of Convert2BW Pro, which has a lot of lovely B&W tools, including sepia, to play with.
I have PSE 2 & 4 and never use gray scale. The results are much better using hue/saturation to convert to b&w. Also, if you use an on line print service, they may not be able to accept the gray scale conversion.
Check out this method:
1- Layer>New adjustment layer>hue & saturaion. call this layer "color" and just clik OK. Pull down the blend mode menu and choose color.
2-Layer>New adjustment layer> hue & saturation. Name this layer b&w. When the slider comes up, set it to -100. The picture looks flat.
3-Double clik on the layer you called color. Now move the hue slider back and forth to get the look you want. This duplicates the look of various filters when your editor does not channel mixing.
To get a sepia or other tone, bring up color variations and adjust to taste.
If you like, you can add a "lith" effect by converting to b&w and then going to filter>artistic>film grain, or >filter>noise>add noise and then add a color to the print.
Thanks - that's one i can add to my list of sepias. I also liked the one that Bill suggested, because even with the slider all the way to the right, you can still leave some color in it - sepia and color makes a neat combination
Wow, You all are awesome! I have a lot to play with now!
Take a look at Volume2 of the actions at http://www.mountphoto.co.uk/actions.htm
There are several sepia tones as well as many others including split toning (ie shadows one tone, higlights another).