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Photoshop plug-ins for retouching

Toned photos

Quick introduction

This Photoshop plug-in lets you tone your photo any tone you want. Apply presets for traditional toned photos like sepia, silver gelatin, palladium or even cyanotype. This is the Photoshop plug-inís control panel. Click on the image for a larger view. It works with the following image modes: 8 & 16 bit/channel: RGB, CMYK.

Tone greyscale

These are the main controls. You can control RGB and CMY as well as determine if the tone should be weighted in the shadows or the light or anywhere in between.
If you prefer you can use the colorpicker to select a color and use the Colorpicker anount †slider to adjust the intensity with which the photo is toned. The plug-in comes with 12 preset tones that emulate traditional print techniques. See examples below.

Contrast

Multigrade † lets you emulate traditional multigrade paper.
Expand range †lets you pul the darks more towards black and pull the brights towards white. Balance will shift the ratio between the darks and the brights in the picture.

Examples of the preset tones

Original
Sepia
Van Dyck
Kallitype
Silver gelatin
Palladium
Platinum
Silver
Light cyan
Neutral
Cyanotype
Selenium, cool
Selenium + brown

Photo Colorfilters

The filter has an internal color to grayscale conversion that is identical to the perceptual luminance method in the B&W Studio plugin. Itís a neutral conversion. As any photographer knows, you might want to add colored filters to the conversion in order to make some colors brighter and others darker.
Colors identical to the color filter be rendered brighter, while their complementaries will be rendered darker.
Original
Green
Yellow
Orange
Red
Magenta
Blue
Cyan

Retouch levels

You can control how much the tone should be applied to the various brightness levels. It comes with four common presets.

Graduated effect

These controls let you apply the toning to any given side of the image and fade out the effect to the opposite side.