HOW TO GET A DUOTONE EFFECT TO YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS WITHOUT PSP OR PHOTOSHOP
you ever come across a really nice web site that had cool, snazzy photographs
in one color? Believe it or not, you don't need the fanciest, most expensive
graphic editing programs to recreate this effect. All you need is a high
quality photograph and Ultimate
FX, a freeware graphics editor.
|.Tutorial using Ultimate
in Ultimate FX the photograph (>>) you would like to make
Go to Image> Color> Grayscale. This will reduce your picture to
black and white.
Now go to Image> Color> Minimum of Colors
When you open this feature, it will be set to a default blue color. Click
on the little box to select the color needed.
When you're happy with your color selection, it is time to give your picture
a nice juicy, saturated, and contrasty look. Do this by selecting from
the drop-down menu in the dialogue box either overlay or hard
Click "OK" when you like what you see and save.
If you don't get smooth results, you can try this:
FINAL NOTE: If you plan to do a lot of images in a particular color,
remember to save the settings for the first image that you do so
that you can recreate it for future pictures.
Turn your picture into grayscale as in step #2.
Go to Image>Color>Mixed Colors
Play with the sliders to get the colors you need, then select overlay
or hard light. Save when you're happy with the results.
Also, depending on the quality of the picture, the results may
vary from exceptional to mediocre, so you will have to tweak settings a
bit for certain pictures in order to make it work.