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20 Videos (1h 45m)
    • Introduction & Overview

      2:11
    • Why and What to Duotone

      1:23
    • Setting up the Workspace for Efficient Workflow

      3:16
    • Black & White Adjustments

      7:11
    • Adjusting Contrast Using Curves

      10:56
    • Cutting Images Out of Their Backgrounds

      8:27
    • Sourcing Colours

      6:28
    • Collating Colours in Photoshop

      2:27
    • Creating Your Own Colour Schemes

      3:24
    • Duotoning Images with Gradient Maps

      6:00
    • Introduction to Choosing Colours for Duotones

      2:47
    • Creating Modern Duotone Looks

      7:27
    • Imitating Classic Photographic Looks

      6:23
    • Toning Images with Gradients

      5:37
    • Toning Cut-outs & Separate Backgrounds

      5:08
    • Toning Collages & Overlapping Images

      2:34
    • Managing Gradient Presets

      2:30
    • Creating Actions to Optimise Workflow

      10:31
    • Saving & Converting Duotones for Web & Print

      6:04
    • Ideas for Further Development & Conclusion

      4:10
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Project Description

Create your own experimental duotones or gradient-toned images.

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Start your project by posting original images which you want to duotone and any colours you want to try out.

Then go through the process of image preparation, and start playing around with different colours.

Apply Gradient Maps or Gradient Fills to any images you like, consider toning:

  • Photographs (portraits are always a safe bet, but try out anything you like);
  • Scanned textures, drawings or hand-lettering;
  • Digital designs or illustrations;
  • Found graphics.

Share your progress as you go along and post the following to your class project:

  • original untoned and unprepared images;
  • untoned but prepped images;
  • final toned images (as many different variants as you like);
  • your favourite colours you created yourself or came across whilst researching;
  • a few words about your work, your process and what you have learnt.

Research:

Duotones — research & inspiration board on Pinterest.