Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tip of the Week - Photoshop

I created this Fall layout for the recent Creative Charms Blog Hop. I am not usually overly concerned and don't usually try to match my photos to the papers I pick out but on this one - they really clashed. So after creating the layout I am going to reprint my photos using a duotone effect in Photoshop. Thought I would share how to do this.
Step 1 - Open up your photo in Photoshop

Step 2 - Under Image/Mode Select Grayscale

Step 3 - Go back to Image/Mode and Select Duotone

Step 4 - It will bring up a box. I kept mine black and for my second color I picked a gold color. You change the color by clicking on the square of color. Play around with different options until you find a good color combination.

Here is my layout with the duotone photos in place:

Gives it a whole different look for sure! All the cuts on the page are from SVG Cuts and Embellishments from Creative Charms. Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Oh thanks for that wonderful tip! I always have a hard time editing my pictures

  2. Very good tip....and as always a beautiful layout to boot!

  3. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [11 May 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  4. Very cool! I'm hearing a lot about SVG cuts around, but I don't know what they are! :-)