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Duotones in Photoshop

Posted on 30th April 2018
For this tutorial, you will need an image or portrait to work with.

1 - In Photoshop, open the image you chose.

2 - If your image is in color create a New “Black & White Adjustment Layer” in the “Adjustments” Panel.

3 - Create a “Levels Adjustment Layer” next and tweak the levers to create more contrast.

4 - If the result has some spots that are too White, select the “Levels Layer Mask” in the thumbnail and choose a “Soft” Brush (0% Hardness) with “Black” as “Foreground” color and paint back some detail.

5 - Create a “New Solid Color Fill Layer” by clicking on the small Black/White icon at the bottom of the “Layers Panel”. Choose your color (we used #0d50a4) and change the “Blending Mode” to “Overlay”.

6 - Add a second “Solid Color Fill Layer” and fill it with another color (#23b827). Change its “Blending Mode” to “Subtract”.

7 - Turn off your “Color Fill” layers for now by clicking on the small eye icon to the left of their thumbnails.

8 - Now, create a New “Gradient Map Adjustment Layer” using the following colors #301568 and #029316.

9 - Another combination: #fb4a04 and ff8bfb. You can also change the outcome by using a different “Blending Mode” like “Linear Light” and lower the “Opacity” to 75%.

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