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Quad tone
#1
Hey StudioJ (or anyone else for that matter) -- just wondering how you make your photos quad tone?
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#2
Hey ST, (or anyone else for that matter) -- First you need to convert your images to greyscale, not just desaturate them but after you have converted them (channel mixer, desaturate, custom method) you need to go to (Photoshop) Image > Mode > Greyscale and then Image > Mode > Duotone. Once you have done that you can choose from the selection of built in Pantones, Grey/Black or Process tones in either duo, tri or quadtone and either use them as they are or adjust the colours and curves to suit yourself.

I tend to avoid the green based tones for any work on people as it tends to make them look sick. CMYK Warm looks quite good and I use it quite a bit.
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#3
Here is a good article on using and making your own duo/tri/quadtones:

http://luminous-landscape.com/tutorials/duotone.shtml


J, do you adjust the black tone curve on that one? I find it washes out the shadows if left at the default.
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#4
Cool... how about for non-photoshop users? Smile
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#5
Pass Smile
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#6
I cheat with Fredmiranda's b&w conversion action. Quad tones are a snap! Its a pretty good tool for us non-PS technically advanatged folks.

Here is a sample. I just returned from a 5 day trip down the Oregon Coast. Well worth the drive.

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