We often see images with a professional sepia blue tone and you often wonder: ‘How can I do that?’, well is not very hard to do, just follow this tutorial and get a perfect tone in five easy steps.
Open the .jpeg file that you want to turn into a sepia colour. I choose the image of this beautiful flower:
Duplicate the layer pressing Ctrl + J in your keyboard. Now, let’s change the saturation of the image pressing Ctrl + U and set it to -100. Your image will look like this:
Set the current layer to ‘screen’ by clicking
the little arrow from the ‘Layers window:
Click first image (colour) and press Ctrl+U and desaturate it to -95:
Now, is time to play with the colours. Choose the first layer, then click on Image > Adjustments > Selective Colour and on Colours select Neutrals and set Black to -12.
After you’ve done that, play with the colour balance. These are my settings for the image:
This is how your image will look:
Click on the layer 0 (copy), go to Selective Colour and play with the Whites, Neutral and Black tones as shown below:
Merge the layers pressing Shift+Ctr+E and then Ctrl+J to duplicate the layer one more time. Go to Filter > Noise > Add Noise and type 5% in the Amount box with ‘Uniform Distribution’ and ‘Monochromatic’, click ‘ok’. Play with the levels using the following settings:
Merge the layers again, and here is the result of your beautiful image with a sepia professional tone.
Tip: If you don’t want to add noise, just skip that part and adjust the levels of your image. This effect looks fantastic on portraits, landscapes, objects, etc.
And that´s all. How does your photo looks? Share it on a comment or share a link to your gallery!
My name is Danielle Lily and I’m a 25 year old self taught digital artist. I discovered my
passion for photomanipulation in 2008, since then I developed an ability to create the most beautiful inner worlds people never imagine, achieving the level of sophistication and charm.
Then, I had the idea of start my own business ‘Danielle Lily Digital Art’.
To make each artwork, I use elements like foggy places, forests, oceans, deserts and
dreamlike objects with a combination of frozen, pastel and dark grungy colours. I currently work as a freelancer.