Clive R. Haynes FRPS

There are several methods by which images may be toned in Photoshop, the links at the base of this page explore, 'Colorize', Duotones, 'Curves' and 'Gradient Mapping'.

This page presents a simple method using 'Variations'.

Above: This image of the ruined Abbey of Maillezais will be our example

The Method

Open the image

Desaturate by Image > Adjust > Desaturate (or Ctrl + Shift + U)

Go to Image > Adjust > Variations

(Above: The 'route' to 'Variations)

In the 'Variations' dialogue box you can click on the 'thumbnails' to alter the tone of the 'Current' image.
To re-set to your starting point, click on 'Original'

By moving the 'Fine - Course' slider the 'Variation steps' may be decreased or increased
See below

Below: The final image - a cool blue tone monochrome picture


Related Topics
Gradient Map Toning
Toning with 'Curves'
Know-How Contents
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