How can I achieve this vintage color tone in Photoshop?
Seems similar in technique to photo.stackexchange.com/q/12264/269– D. LambertJun 8, 2011 at 14:13
tutorial: blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/tutorials/…– B FaleyOct 9, 2012 at 4:19
Try using camera raw filter split toning. Shadows are blue, lights are some orange/yellow.– PaoloMar 30, 2017 at 21:15
A Curves adjustment layer gives you ultimate flexibility.
Edit each channel individually:
Red: raise the bottom left point.
Green: make a new point in the center and drop it slightly.
Blue: raise the bottom left point and lower the top right point, then make a new point at the center and drop it slightly.
Experiment with the opacity of the adjustment layer to vary the intensity of the effect.
+1 I tried it and it yielded a very dramatic result. Nice answer. Jun 18, 2011 at 13:00
It's a good technique definitely. If you set the Blend mode to Overlay, you get a nice boost in contrast as well; you see the effect in a lot of wedding photography these days. Try it on a black and white image as well, some interesting toning effects. Jun 18, 2011 at 14:33
yeah that's what I did and i could not believe the contrast. I used B&W. This must produce the "bronze" skin tone look when used on a color photo. Jun 18, 2011 at 15:56
Use the brightness/contrast tool to reduce contrast, then use the colour balance tool and drag the highlights toward yellow and red, and the shadows toward cyan and blue.
yes, you are close, but there is one or two steps that still seem missing. Jun 8, 2011 at 17:09
I would also recommend using a gradient map adjustment layer, you could even import that image and sample the colors to get you closer to where you want to be.
infact it appears that the left gradient color should be R:42 G:51 B:93 and right R:232 G:210 B:187 Jun 8, 2011 at 17:52
If you use a gradient adjustment layer, what blending mode do you use? Color, or something like Soft Light?– MikeW ♦Mar 3, 2012 at 23:03
Download a texture, wall or something rugged and copy the texture over your photo in photoshop as a new layer and set the blending mode of the texture to overlay or softlight. you can get here many free textures http://www.paper-backgrounds.com
You might as well want to look for an effect called "cross processing". Although I am aware it is not totally the effect of your example picture, but the principle is the same.
One example: http://layersmagazine.com/curvy-cross-processing.html