Video:Adobe Photoshop Sepia Effectwith Isaac Brody
There's a quaint and beautiful look to older, black-and-white photos. With Adobe Photoshop, you can mimic that sepia-toned, antiqued appearance for your images in just a few easy steps.See Transcript
Transcript:Adobe Photoshop Sepia EffectHi, I'm Isaac Brody for About.com Computing.
Today I'll teach you how to give your photos a sepia tone antique effect in Photoshop.
I've already opened Photoshop and have a picture of myself open. If you have a color photo available, open it right now.
Common Way to Create Photoshop Sepia Effect:I'm going to show you two methods for creating sepia toned photographs. I'll show you how a lot of people do it, and then I'll show you my method.
For the first method first make a copy of your picture by dragging your picture onto the create a new layer button.
Now select the copy layer and de-saturate it. Click on image, adjustments, and select de-saturate.
Now create a new layer by clicking on the create a new layer button.
Now double click on the foreground color. And click on the Red channel box and type in a value of 65. That s a good rich brown for sepia. Now click OK.
Now click on the gradient tool on your toolset and hold it down. Select paint bucket tool under gradient and click on the layer to fill it brown. Now click on the blending layers over your layers toolbox and select color. Now select opacity on your brown layer and take it down to about 35 percent.
Recommended Way to Create Photoshop Sepia Effect:That's the first method for creating a sepia effect. The method I prefer is much simpler. First trash the brown layer and de-saturated copy. For the second method click on create a new fill and adjustment layer and select hue/saturation.
Click on the colorize button. Now adjust the Hue until you find a rich sepia brown. I'll settle on a setting of 14. And now lower the saturation a little to 18. Click on OK.
With this method you can easily adjust the color and saturation in realtime by double clicking the adjustment layer. Click OK.
Difference Between Sepia Methods in PhotoshopWith the first method you de-saturated your picture and destroyed it in the process. With my method you can make changes in realtime without affecting your original picture.
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