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Hi! This is mama Shan with another tutorial and today we are going to continue on with using some gradient maps and we are going to utilize the built-in masks that are on the gradient map adjustment layer to create a sort of multi tone images.
So, with an RGB image open we are going to go down to the bottom of the layers palette and I am just going to drag it out from that panel locking areas so that we can see the options come down to the create new fill adjustment icon on the black white circle at the bottom of the layers palette. And select gradient map which is in the third panel of the pop-up window and when that pops open what if you need to create a custom gradient then click in the window, the preview window if you just need to select your gradient you already have or to low the gradient in you can just select this little downward triangle and it will just open up the palette window here.
And I am just going to scroll it down and choose Mama’s Embers over here and pop that on like that and click dither and look at the image here and I may want to add a levels adjustment layer and you can that on the top of the gradient map or underneath I am going to go underneath. So, I will highlight the background layer so that the levels adjustment will pop in sandwich between the gradient map in the background. So, again click on the create and fill the adjustment icon we will choose levels and we will just move that middle game slighter over to the left a bit to brighten up those mid tones so I am going to click okay.
Click back on this gradient map and let us add another one so that we can create a multi-tone image. What I am going to do here the technique I am going to use is using a complimentary gradient map and what I mean by that is that the dominant color is going to fall up as on the color wheel from what we have here. So, you ask yourself a question you say this is kind of orange what is opposite of orange, blue or purple.
So, I am going to come down here to again gradient map and click on the picker window and find a gradient where the dominant color falls opposite and I am going to choose the blue tone, chance blue tone you can download this old tones from shanzcan.com in that tutorial section and I am going to click OK.
Now, what I am going to do is invert the masks that is on the gradient map, it is called gradient map2 because it is a second gradient map I have apply. I am just going to invert that to black by pressing Ctrl+I on a PC or Command I on the Macintosh so I do not see it and then I am going to get an airbrush , click the brush tool and then the picker window and all you got an airbrush soft round and at lower opacities again this is a subjective where you going to have a kind a play with it maybe I will take it down to about 50% and I am going to paint with white so I need to come over here and switch the default colors. If your default colors are not showing here just press the letter D and then the letter X to switch so that white is a foreground color.
The masking mantra throughout Photoshop is white reveals and black conceals. White is going to reveal the set of instructions on Gradient Map 2 which is that blue to white gradient and I am just going to just pick some selected areas in the image to paint with that so I am just going to come here and paint over here jacket. I may even go up a little bit higher here, I will make it a 100% why not just to show you the full of bet because this is on it is own layer I can paint it a 100% and then while were the opacity via the layer itself from the layers palette.
So I am going to pop in some of this color on selected areas and I can come back and clean that overspray by hitting the X key the one that I paint with black that is going to cleanup that overspray, okay. I like to lay down color with the big fat airbrushes it is more like an airbrush when you that.
I am going to her lips too. Now, we are not done this is not the final effect do not worry we are going to make this opposite color this complimentary color actually blend quite nicely with the tones