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Putting specific color tint on photo

Mar 30, 2013 5:57 PM

Hi,

 

There is a specific CMYK combo of red I created that I want to use to tint a photo.

 

How do I do that in the "proper" way?

 

Thanks!

 
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    Mar 31, 2013 12:47 AM   in reply to graph22

    Please elaborate (links to examples might help illustrate the issue).

    What is

    specific CMYK combo

    ?

     

    Do you want to reproduce the image in red only or add black, too?

     
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    Mar 31, 2013 11:04 AM   in reply to graph22

    The first thing that I would look into would be the Blending Mode of your "red Fill Layer," and start with maybe Color.

     

    Good luck,

     

    Hunt

     
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  • Noel Carboni
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    Mar 31, 2013 11:12 AM   in reply to graph22

    I'd probably look at using the Tint feature of the Black & White tool, shown here as an Adjustment Layer...

     

    ReddenedWithBWLayer.jpg

     

    -Noel

     
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    Apr 1, 2013 2:14 AM   in reply to graph22

    Personally I would

    • create a CMYK image where all four channels are identical (basically the image in BW) via Adjustment Layers

    • use a Layer with 0/100/88/0 set to Screen

    That would get an image where the luminance is directly translated to percentages of that specific CMYK color.

    If additional depth is desired the Layer can be kept from affecting the black channel via Advanced Blending > Channels and the black channel be adjusted via a Curves Layer.

     

    That way one would get a three color image, but if that is not really necessary the methods preseneted by Bill Hunt and Noel Carboni may be more convenient.

     
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    Apr 1, 2013 2:29 PM   in reply to graph22

    Yes. That Fill Layer can be adjusted for its Opacity.

     

    Good luck, and lots of useful tips. Hope some get you exactly what you are looking for.

     

    Hunt

     
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    Apr 1, 2013 2:51 PM   in reply to graph22

    graph22 wrote:

     

    Once I change the blending mode to color is there anything more I can do to play with it than opacity and fill?

     

    There is an additional thing you could try using the Blend If sliders in the Layer Style dialog (Lyers>Layer Styles>Blending Options)....down at the bottom there are two slider rows, work on the "this Layer" and you can adjust the highlights and Shadows. The key is to make the adjustment in the slider then hold down the Option (Alt) key and split the sliders to adjust how the adjustment blends.

     
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