I have seen such an effect being used in many places however I haven’t figured out how to replicate it via Photoshop.
I have tried desaturating the image, placing it under a layer of solid colour and then lowering the opacity of the colour. I have also tried a couple of blend modes, to no avail. The effect is nowhere near the same.
Can someone please tell me the effect used on these images?
This is most probably a
Gradient Map. Here’s a quick how-to:
- Open your source image
- Set your foreground and background colours in the toolbox: the
background colour should be lighter than the forground colour
- Add a
Gradient Mapadjustment layer (
Gradient Map...or use the black/white circle icon in the
This will render your image in just the colours in a gradient of the two chosen colours, with the background colour matching the brightest parts of the image, and the foreground the darkest.
If you’re not happy with the result, open the
Properties palette (
Properties), it will show you the gradient used and wil allow you to edit it by clicking on it. Since this is the standard gradient dialog, you can even pick a stock gradient or one you saved earlier.