Photo editing software that enable a "warm" black and white?

onelady1dog2girlsOctober 16, 2012

Hi, all:

I often find the regular black and white to be too stark. Does anyone have an editing software to recommend that would enable almost a chocolate black and white? Any suggestions welcome....

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Are you thinking of sepia?

With Photoshop or Photoshop Elements you can easily do that - to whatever degree you want.

There are many online photo editors if you don't want to invest in any Photoshop type software right now.

Here is original:

..and using the Sepia tone at Luna Pic

Here is a link that might be useful: Luna Pic

    Bookmark   October 17, 2012 at 3:51PM
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No, I am talking about a black and white that is more chocolate and white. Something just less gray. Not sepia, that has too much yellow undertone everywhere.

    Bookmark   October 17, 2012 at 10:05PM
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I use photoshop. I don't know if photoshop elements has this option. I recommend making a copy of your file, then working off the copy.

First, convert the copy of your photo to grayscale:

Open the copy of the image, then select IMAGE, then MODE, then GRAYSCALE

Doing that will then activate the DUOTONE option.

Re-select IMAGE, then MODE again, but this time choose DUOTONE.

When the window opens up, it'll have two basic selections:

PRESET which will have "Custom" in the window, and
TYPE which will have "monotone" in the window.

You can select "Monotone", "Duotone", "Tritone", or "Quadtone" as your type. That controls how many levels of additional color (1, 2, 3, or 4) you want to add to your grayscale photo.

Under "preset" you can select from numerous types of preloaded toning combinations. The name implies the type of tone it will impart to your grayscale photo.

For a "chocolate" look, you might want to take a look at "brown 464 bl 1" or something in that group. You can also tweak the tones to your liking.

Best, Mongo

    Bookmark   November 11, 2012 at 10:22AM
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This is sepia, found again a free photoscape...I use this software most of all of them available

    Bookmark   March 7, 2013 at 3:56PM
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I hope by now the OP has figured out a solution. If not, I can recommend Topaz Black & White Effects, from It's a Photoshop plug-in that I use with Elements.

This post was edited by alisande on Sun, Jun 9, 13 at 22:36

    Bookmark   June 8, 2013 at 5:55PM
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