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Give your photo a versatile soft tint

Added on Thursday 17th of June 2010 09:30 am EST
 

Application:

Adobe Photoshop CS/CS2/CS3/CS4

Operating Systems:

Macintosh, Microsoft Windows

 

I’d like to give my digital photos a hand-tinted look but I don’t want to spend a lot of time on this project. I’m creating a brochure and have a bunch of images that I’ll apply this look to so want it to go relatively quickly. Do you have any suggestions on how I can add this effect quickly?

 

There’s a hint of elegance and nostalgia that accompanies a hand-tinted photo, and applying that look to photos in an entire brochure will certainly give your brochure a distinct look. And rest assured, you don’t have to mess around with a fancy technique to get this look.

To follow along with our example, download the file tint.zip and from the URL given at the beginning of this article, extract the file bride.psd, launch Photoshop, and open the file shown in Figure A. (Images provided by PhotoSpin. Some images modified for educational purposes.)

 

A

 

To give an image a tinted look:

1.  Drag the Background layer to the Create A New Layer button to duplicate the layer.

2.  With the Background copy layer selected, click on the Create New Fill Or Adjustment Layer button at the base of the Layers panel and select Black And White from the pop-up menu. CS/CS2 users: Se...