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Having searched my PSE for Dummies book and the Help menu I think one of two things are going on.
1) I am too dumb for the Dummies book
2) There is no capacity in PSE to Sepia tone an image captured on B&W film.
Please tell me that it is not #1.
Do I just need to go search out a plug in for this?
Rover, you can mix your own sepia with Color Balance. Make sure your B&W image is RGB not Greyscale. In Col Bal set Red to something like +2 and yellow to something like -4. Season to taste. Sometimes it needs more, sometimes less.
Thanks Gene. I don't see a Color Balance function in PS Elements 2, but in RGB the Color Variations will do the trick.
Oh well, it is #1.
is that dummies book any good?
Way over my head....
Actually I have to look. Mine isn't a "dummies" book and it is pretty good. (saying it was a dummies book was just for effect here :))
As a computer and software user, most programs right now, Windows based that is, are very easy to use. All functions and operations are pretty standardized. PS is different. I don't really understand the language and I haven't picked it up that quickly. I think any book will help as long as it is easy to read in simple language. I will let you know which one I have.
You're right. I forgot PSE doesn't include Col Balance. There's a book you can get for PSE called "Hidden Powers of Photoshop Elements" by Richard Lynch that comes with a CD of add-in tools to PSE including Col Bal and Curves. There's a version for PSE2 and a new one for PSE3. Both of these are important tools once you get into serious photo editing.
Rover, my PS is the German Elements version, so I don't know what the functions are called in English, but with those sliders where you can adjust highlights, midtones and dark tones for RGB, and for each color individually, you can play around till you got the combination you like; you can even set different colors for highlights and depp tones, and emulate duo-toning (e.g. selenium and gold), or even a bit lith-printing like looks...
I reloaded PS elements in another computer cause I use CS now, here you go:
1. open "enhance" from the toolbar, go to color then hue and saturation.
2. select colorize (lower right hand side).
3. move the Hue slider to 35-45 (this changes the color)
4. move the saturation slider to anywhere you prefer to determine the amont of color you want.
Here is one with the settings Hue-40, Saturation-33.
BTW, you can get different effects by using different hues and by using a greyscale image instead of an RGB. Typically I will convert an image to greyscale and the back to RGB, this give more sepia tone to the image.
Thanks guys, this is great info. I have been trying to figure this out for a week or so.
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