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Hi! This is Mama Shan with another video tutorial, and I am going to show you how to create toning of an image, and split toning of an image. I find that one of the easiest ways to these is to use the gradient map adjustment layer and it creates some custom gradient.
Now, if you like you can download some custom gradients that I have on my older sights Shanzcan.com for years. Let me get that up here and show you where it is, if you go to the Shanzcan tutorial section, and scroll down to number 20, there is a whole bunch tones that you can download for free, and just load them in to your gradient’s library, close this up.
And, so what we are going to do is start off with is got this image opened up, courtesy of moredesignsstudio.com, photographer Nora Canfield. And, we are going to click the add fill adjustment icon, I am going to move my layers pallet over here, such a lovely image I want keep it nice and big, if I can.
The bottom at the layers pallet, I am going to click on the Create New Fill Adjustment layer, and we are going to go down to where it says gradient map. Please do not get gradient map confuse with gradient. They are two separate things, gradient is a fill layer or with fill with a gradient, gradient map is going to map the darkest color of the gradient on the left side to darkest of the image and the lightest color of the gradient to the lightest color in the image.
So, it maps so that it makes a really pretty image. So, I am going to click on gradient map and right away, it opens up to dialogue box and it creates a nice black and white than using black to white. But, what we are going to do is go inside of the gradient picker and create custom gradient.
So to do that, just click in this window here where it has a preview and that will open up the gradient editor. So, you are going to have two dialogue boxes open at the same time. Now, to create a custom gradient, what you need to do is click on the lower stop, this little icon that looks like a house. I am going to click on this when you do the rooftop of it, it turns black indicating that it is selecting. And then, you have to come down here to where it says stops and currently the color is black.
For this stop, you can see the color for the right hand stop which maps to the lighter end of the image is white. If I want to change this, I can click on it and now, we will open up the select stop color picker, so now we got three dialogue boxes that are open.
And, what I am going to do is select the nice, dark color for this left stop, and I am just going to type in Hexadecimal numbers for this. And, the numbers are 432400, and so, it is a nice dark brown.
Okay, at this point in time, look at the image, it is going to update with those colors. You have a toned image, sort of a brown tone, but we are going to actually split the tone or make what I call a tri-tone out of this.
Next, I am going to go to the highlight color, click on the little house icon underneath the gradient preview window here. I want to click on that and click in the color swatch area, see, it is white so that it will open up the color picker and when we choose a color here, it is going to change stop color. Now for this one, we are going to pick gradient Hexadecimal number FFE5B4 and we are going to click OK. So, we still have a toned image, it is like a duotone here. We have two tones that are mapping to the image pixels luminosity from light to dark, and it gives it a nice flavor.
We are going to introduce another stop to add another stop, just simply move your cursor of your mouse in here, and you can see that if you click, it will add another stop. Now, the stop it adds is going to the same colors to the last one you selected. And, I am going to move this right over in to the middle location which is at 50%.
And, with that highlighted, I am going to come in here and click on this stop, and I am going to type in the numbers. I am typing in numbers because this is the favorite gradient choice of mine, but you can come in here and just select any kind of color you want from this area. Bu