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Easy Duotone in Photoshop

Posted on 13th March 2019
1 - In Photoshop, open the Image you chose to work with.

2 - Go to the “Adjustments Panel” and create a “New Threshold Adjustment Layer”.

3 - Click on the “Calculate More Accurate Histogram” button on the “Properties Panel” then move the lever until you get some nice contrast.

4 - Create a “New Color Fill Adjustment Layer” by clicking on the small Black and White circle on the bottom of the “Layers Panel” and choose “Solid Color”.

5 - Choose the shade you want to use on the “Solid Color Picker” (we used #2a95a8). Then, change the “Blending Mode” to “Multiply” to fill the White portions of the original image with the selected color.

6 - If you use “Screen” instead you will fill the Black portions with the selected color.

7 - Double-click on top of the “Solid Color Fill” Thumbnail to change the color (we used #a8a42a).

8 - Another way to create a “Duotone” is to create a “New Gradient Map Adjustment Layer” in the “Adjustments Panel”. Click on top of the “Gradient” on the “Properties Panel” to open the “Gradient Editor” and choose one of the Presets or create a Custom Gradient yourself.

9 - Check it out.

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