How to Create a Duotone Effect in Adobe Photoshop CC
Hi there in this video, we're going to look at how to create the jewel tone effect. It's quick, it's easy but we'll go in a little bit deeper to have a bit more control about what gets covered and using shapes and circles. I'll show you some good places to find gradients in terms of colors. All right. Let's jump in. All right from the 05 color folder. Open up jewel tone one and two. We'll start with jewel tone one and let's look at the basics. There's a ton of ways of recreating the jewel tone effect. I think the easiest way is have the layer selected, go to adjustments and go to this one here that says gradient map, click on that, click on this bar that runs through the middle and there's a bunch of kind of presets. Okay, lots of them terrible. Let's first of all look at kind of getting some color. So I'm going to click OK on this one and let's go to window extensions, adobe color themes. First thing you need to do is switch it to explore and just gives you kind of access to most popu...
lar this month. Okay, you can play around with most popular all time this week. Cycle down until you find something you like. This one looks good. Crew crypto jews, I can't say that word. Best way is to click on this little dot and say add to my swatches please. If you can't see your swatches. The library might open up but don't worry. Let's close this down, make sure you can see your swatches panel If you can't go to window, go to swatches and now when you click on your gradient map you can say I want you double click on that and then just kind of click, you might have to scroll down on this and say I want maybe this first color. One of the colors needs to be dark if it's not you end up with just weird things happening. One of them needs to be dark to fill in all the shadows, cocaine and one of them needs to be light. So double click on the little house, that'll work click OK, don't be afraid of putting in a third color. All you do is click anywhere along the bottom here where these guys are kind of position. So about there, you get a third color, you can have 1/4 and 1/5 as well to get rid of them click hold and just drag down, just drag them down, they just disappear. There's one here, I'm gonna double click gonna grab one of those metal colors from this. one of these two just to kind of fill out the mid tones. Then with a little bit more control, you can grab these diamonds. Okay, this is just you can see what it does, it just kind of like forces this color to occupy a little bit more of the gradient. Okay, and you can decide on how you want to do this, you can't see the domino on this side. Just click on any of the houses and just decide where this location is. So technically not a jewel tone anymore. It's like a tray tone. Let's do what we saw at the beginning there where we turned it into text, grab the type tool, click once, what brand is this? Like I don't recognize that brand on the shoe. If you know what it is, let me know. I'm just gonna looks like Annie's. It's the only skating brand I remember from my youth picking a nice big thick font and I'm not worried about the color at the moment because I'm going to use it like actually going to go way past the size. I want this kind of like super graphic style. I'm going to go even bigger code in. Alright, alright, so now what we need to do is turn this text into a selection because I want to stick it into the by default with any adjustment layer, you get given an empty layer mask just handy. Said are you having to add one? So I want to turn this into a selection. The trick is hold down the command key on a Mac, the control key on a pc and just click the icon. It doesn't work if you do the same and click the actual word here. Okay, so hold down the command key and click the icon. It turns that whole bit of text into a selection and then I'm done. I'm going to turn that text off, click on my layer mask and now I could go up to edit fill filled with black or I've got black is my foreground color, but he just kind of forces it to be black and white. X toggles it back forth using our shortcuts to blacks, the foreground color. Who remembers how to fill with foreground color? That's right. You hold an option and hit backspace or delete if you're on a pc it's backspace. It's kind of what I wanted actually, I'm going to undo that. I'm going to invert the selection first. So select invert and then I'm going to go and fill it. That's kind of the look I was going for. All right, Jewel tone number two, let's get a little bit more control over how the gradient is applied. So background selected adjustments, gradient map, I'm going to show you another little. It's not really a trick. It's more just where I get my colors from often. Okay, it's called gradient, just like the gradients that are in here. Number one, I'm going to use this one here. Okay, all you do is click on this and grab this first part, the hexi decimal color code. Cool. And click on your gradient. Double click the first little swatch and just paste it in down here. It's my first color and then this one here, double click you. All right, so there's my kind of gradient. Now we can play with this a little bit like we did in the last one to kind of adjust like where what gets affected and what doesn't but a lot more control can happen when you click. Ok? And you put in a black and white adjustment layer in between gradient and background. So I'm going to go to adjustments. I'm going to go to black and white, which is this one and just make sure it's underneath gradient. Cool, so black and white. Let's turn the top one off if you haven't used black and white, it's just a instead of just going like convert to grayscale. This one here allows it's an effect so it allows you to decide the reds, Are they dark or are they liked? And let's say let's turn it off. So see there's a kind of blew in the hat instead of just leaving it as default, you can grab the cyan and say actually I want, so you get real good control so with them all combined. Okay, you can start to decide what gets applied to the jewel tone and what doesn't Cool. Ha! Alright, so work your way through, decide how you want this to be applied. I'm happy with that and maybe just for giggles, we'll put some banding in it or maybe a circle. So I'm gonna grab, I'm gonna grab my rectangle tool and I'm gonna drop a big rectangle that goes through here. I'm going to apply, I'm just gonna make sure it's not kind of mixed up with my little group down here. Okay I'll make this a little bit bigger so you can see okay and I'm gonna grab a different field color complimentary for maybe that one's kind of cool. Okay so I'm gonna grab that one and instead of applying it as a gradient map which applies to my image I'm going to do it actually to the rectangle. So I've used the actual rectangle tool down here which gives me some options over here, my properties panel, you can double click this, watch apply a gradient instead of a gradient map but this only can be applied to these shapes, not our original image. So we need the gradient map. But there's another trick we can do with shapes. So I'm going to do what I'm going to click on this little gradient down the bottom here and click on this like before one color. That means my other purple. All right. Kind of what I want. Maybe you're going to rotate it around so is that way close it down, move to disbanding. Coming right up now what I might have to do is shrink it down a little bit and I'm going to find a blending mode that works. Remember my shortcut shift? So I'm gonna move to all shift and hit plus and just I'm just going to work through things that I but that I like that's looking kind of cold hard light headlight. Oh, it's kind of cool too. But I want two of them, but that was just going to be a bit smaller. Alright, you can do the same thing with a circle or a star. What you want to do is you want to go look at David Bowie album covers to kind of get your inspiration for. I don't even know what see I tried to rotate it and it didn't the gradient there did not flip around even though I flip this around. Can you see the crew of the people want to stay at the top? Okay, so whether selected, it's actually an effect. So if you double click on your shape here, okay, you can go in here and say actually I want to reverse it. Okay, you can go run around in circles. I don't know. I feel like a gap was needed. Alright, so there's jewel tone. We took a bit more control out of it by using our black and white adjustment layer and hopefully some new ways to find colors. All right, let's get into the next video