LensWork Brown, Redux
This comes up from time to time, so forgive me if it's a repetition for some of you. Refer to this post for the original discussion.
- How can I use the photoshop warm tone adjustment? I was not able to figure how to get it into PS as a layer. — Jerry
- Can you explain how to load the Photoshop adjustment in CS6? —Steve
- Is it possible to share the duotone curve setting as well for black and warm gray 11 ink? — Gladia
Jerry and Steve, here is the procedure for Photoshop, including CS6:
- Make sure you are working on an image that is RGB. The curve doesn't work in other color modes.
- Open the Adjustments window (click on Window, click on Adjustments) to make a Black-and-White adjustment layer.
Click on the flyout menu. Select "Load Black & White Preset..." and load it. Here is the link to ours.
If you don't like our preset, it's easy from here to tweak the settings to get a tone that's just perfect for you.
Gladia, duotones are tricky because so much depends on the press, the paper, the plates, etc. Our curves are calibrated for our press, paper, inks — and probably won't work well for any other project if even one of the many variables are changed. I hesitate to send folks down the wrong path, but a good place to start is with the Photoshop default duotone curves. From there, make adjustments as you need to — which, of course, requires on-press testing, an expensive proposition to get them perfect.