Adding sepia tint to black & white photograph.

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I am in no way tech savvy but there must be an easier way these days to get a sepia tint to a black and white photograph. I know that I have managed it in the past but I have totally forgotten how and I am finding no real help or guidance either in the on-line tutorials or google. They all seem quite long winded and utterly confusing. Any help will be appreciated and the simpler the better. Thank you in advance.

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Could you please post screenshots with the pertinent Panels (Toolbar, Layers, Options Bar, …) visible? 

 

I would recommend converting to RGB if the image isn’t RGB not already and then

• using a Solid Color Layer set to Blend Mode Color or 

• a Gradient Map Adjustment Layer or 

• a Curves Layer … 

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Thank you Mr. Pfaffenbilcher,

 

You have just managed to confuse me even more, As I say I am not tech savvy so I do not understand what screen shots you would like.

Basically I collect old photographs whsich are either already in black & white or in sepia. I try to take the same or similar photographs today which are obviously in colour. Yes, I cam convert to B&W quite simply but I am struggling to find a realtively simple method by which I can convert a photograph into a sepia print or indeed just add a sepia  tint to a B&W photo or just a simple "wash" of a light sepia to a black and white photograph to give the appearance of ageing.

I struggle with most of the tools on Photoshop, or if not the tools themselves then their description. I suppose what I am looking for is a simple method like Image : Adjustments: and then the option of "sepia" with a precentage of colour added to the black and white tab or somewhere that can be easily found without having to struggle quite so much.

 

If you are able to offer a simple method that is easy to remember then I would be extremely grateful

 

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»I do not understand what screen shots you would like.«

A screeenshot of the image open in Photoshop to see how far you have gotten so far. 

Talking about images but not actually showing them – how efficient does that seem to you? 

 

»a simple method like Image : Adjustments«

»simple« sometimes translates to »bad«, so I recommend you don’t apply Adjustment destructively but use 

• Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Gradient Map (and then change to Gardient according to your needs) or 

• Layer > New Fill Layer > Solid Color, select a brown color and set the Layer to Blend Mode Color or … 

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Sorry there Mr. Pfaffenbichler,

 

I have managed to get a screenshot for you but was unable to find how to add text to it . Does it show what you were asking for?The original phot is in colou and I have managed to get it to B&W now as I say I would like to either convert it to sepia or, preferable just give it a  sepia hue so as to age it.

 

Kind regards and thanks for your help so far.

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Thank you for your photos I am sorry to say that I cannot find "gradient editor" on my Photoshop and when I tried "help" and "gradient editor" it just came up with "no results found" I really must seem totally useless and I certainly feel that way at the momem=nt.

 

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Hi again Mr. Pfaffenbichler.Screenshot (66).png

OK I have managed to find gradient map on under the layer tab and then some options but none of the options seem to help. I am attaching ascreen shot for you.

 

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Hit OK and then click the Gradient Bar in the Properties Panel to edit the Gradient further (change the color stops, add color stops, …). 

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SJReigel has now posted a Photo Filter solution that is the quickest and simplest way, if you just want to apply a single color uniformly.

 

c.pfaffenbichler’s Gradient Map solution is more powerful, especially if you want to vary the color from the shadows to the highlights as with a duotone. However, it’s also more complicated. If you still want to try that, it works like the animation below; you would have to learn how to add and edit color stops using the Gradient Editor:

 

Photoshop-sepia-tone-gradient-map.gif

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Adjustment Layer > Photo Filter

Choose Sepia and adjust the intensity. 

 

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