In this video tutorial we're going to talk about masking and a whole lot of gradient maps as well as some custom gradient maps you'll be able to download so you can learn how to create some of the coolest duotone images on the web and it all starts right now.
Everybody welcome into this Photoshop tutorial brought to you by vidcom today we're going to take a look at five that's right you got it one two three four five different ways that you can create duotone style images in Photoshop we're going to cover a number of different things let's actually just quickly look over and brief what we're going to create so first we're going to create with each of these we're going to learn how to create the duotone in kind of not really a different way but it different style so we've got this here we're going to do some masking with letters and some different color duo tones and gradient maps that's kind of cool we're going to do sort of a comic style duo tone effect we're going to do this very retro sort of sepia tone duotone image we're going to do this sort of painted textured poster effect which is great for like movie posters and different graphics really cool and then we're also going to do i'm an effect inspired by apple's new or at the time of this recording there sort of apple music festival 2016 or music festival 10 whatever they're calling i'm not really sure how they're branding it with i mean I can't really say my good friend but a guy who done some work with marques Brownlee one of the best tech bloggers on YouTube if you've never checked out of stuff mkbhd it's really good stuff so let me just get these images all reset and we'll be ready to start in just a moment okay so with our images set back to kind of regular if you will let's go ahead and begin working with the first image here one of the cool things about duotone images in general is the fact that you can really play with and take some liberties in terms of cutting out your subject and just using like a plain old solid color background in fact sometimes having a very sharp edge on your subject and not a very fine selection can be kind of an artistic element in and of itself and kind of an interesting look and it's sort of exactly what we're going to do here I've saved the selection right here called model I'm just going to command or control click it here it's not quite where I want it to be if i zoom out just a touch you can see it is selecting what would look like him but I need to grab a selection tool and just shift the selection over this way a little bit you can see it's a very rough selection that roughly follows the outline of his hair his head everything like that I could go in and you know really try to clean up the selection a little bit we could go into something like selected mask Amy and say hey look you know we're going to use the the edge refine the refine edge tool whatever and we're going to just maybe try to pick up some of the hair over here you got to be really careful though because I mean as you can see the selected mask can be really hit or miss in fact I'm not going to waste any time in there we're just going to kind of roll with the selection that I have what we need to do is mask this entire layer so I'm going to hit the new layer mask icon gets rid of everything except this easy very wavy edges you know if it's not your taste just go with kind of straighter edges now maybe use the pen tool something like that and get a more exact selection I'm going to hold down my commander control key add a new layer beneath and we're just going to fill this let's go and fill it with a solid color white my foreground color is set to white option delete that the alt backspace on the PC all we're going to do is add a gradient map adjustment layer right here and this is where things get interesting for you and I'm going to tell you why in a second if you hit this gradient stripe and open it check this out I've got all these different interesting gradients here and these gradients are available for you to download if you check out the link to the blog post in the description to this tutorial I do ask for your email address you sign up for my newsletter but you get this free gradient file you can download it you'll have all these amazing duo tones and they're just kind of cool gradients anyway but you'll get them you know absolutely free you can sign up unsubscribe for my newsletter I don't care I think it's a great newsletter to have though it's a once a week type deal but go ahead sign up for that if you're ready sign up for my newsletter all you do is punch your email address in a new tab pops open make sure if your pop-up pop-up blocker either set off or allow it to open up pop-ups on my website and you will have these gradients at your disposal so basically what you do is you just go ahead and start choosing let me try like this pink pinkish gradient alright that's kind of a crazy effect what about this effect up here that's kind of cool and you can see because the way that the gradient map is mapping the color to the image like over here this kind of pale red color is being mapped to the whitest pixels therefore our white background is going to be all red if I select more if I hit OK here and I select my background layer and flip it invert it set it to black just by hitting commander control I you can see the background is now that very very dark blue color which is being mapped to the darkest pixels because after all it's all solid black around him so just know you have some control in terms of how the gradient map is mapping itself to your image we're to get into more detail on how this works in a little bit I think I want to roll with maybe something like this one here I kind of like it I think it's what I'm going to stick with them I hit okay and what we need to do at this point is go ahead and we've created a duotone of course but we want to create sort of this masks text effect which would lay on top of this duotone and actually as I'm looking at it I think I want to drag in some texture I'm going to jump out here to my finder collapse this down make it just a touch smaller I have a texture file here let me just reorganize this I got this texture file here texture dot jpg I'm going to drag this in and drop it in on this image here I'll just give it a second I'm going to zoom out just a kiss let's try that again I don't think it don't think it dragged and dropped there we go I'm just going to stretch this out to the sides just so it covers my entire image something like that I think I'm gonna flip it vertical so this kind of darker area of it is at the bottom go ahead and commit the change and try setting the blend mode to something like multiply get rid of all the lighter bits of the texture but you have a really cool texture we can try placing this above or beneath our gradient map I actually kind of think above looks pretty cool that's pretty neat and let's go ahead now see now that I'm looking at this and I see kind of the yellow that the texture is infusing I think I want to change the green in my gradient map this kind of blue green and make it a little bit more of like a D saturated greenish color maybe something not not quite like that that's got too much green shift this back towards the blue just a little bit maybe something like that we're just tweaking the color very little bit hit OK that looks kind of neat now we're going to we got it we need to create the masks for we're just gonna use the letters G Q as you know like GQ magazine I'm grab my text tool and I'm going to just type out a G and commit the change I'm going to open up my character panel over here which by the way is window character and I'm going to use the font this font nevus or nevis whatever you pronounce it it's a free font you can get it from like a website like font squirrel something like that let's bump up the size of this font maybe 250 I'm probably even a little bit bigger than that even let's try like 225 there we go something like that that's cool and we'll set the G like right here all right and I don't think we need to mess with anything else let's duplicate this layer commander control J and I'm going to drag this letter down here and I'm going to replace this with a capital Q the Q here I'm going to make even larger maybe I'll bump it up to like 400 so you can see substantially substantially larger and I want to drag I don't need to worry about positioning here I can actually just shut these two layers off because what I need to do is duplicate this the original original layer so I'm going hold up my alt or option key and just drag this layer up above everything you can see we've duplicated it and we want to apply a new gradient map to this part of the photo so we create like a radically different color we're going to begin with the G so I think I want like an orangey color let's go ahead with a gradient map here and you can see its gradient mapping the entire image don't worry about that we're going to fix that in a moment I'm going to go with like this sort of orangey yellow gradient map up here in the corner that I think that looks good and then just hold on your altar option key hover between both those layers boom and you're going to clip it right there to that layer you know what actually I don't know if I want it clipped and high as I think about it because here's what were going to do I'm going to shift click so I select the gradient map and shift-click and it's going to select both layers hit commander control G to group them I'm going to call this G and what we're going to do is we're going to load G as a selection and then we're just going to apply a layer mask to this entire layer group you can see it's now just going to constrain that entire other colored effect just within our nice little masked G all right we basically duplicate that again drag this layer up a boom create a gradient map and for this I think I want to maybe try like a bluish something like that might be good I don't know maybe like a Bluegreen would be cool too I'm just trying to think of what would look good next to that that orange I think I'm going to go with I think I'm going to go with something like this let's just roll with this and see what it looks like all right again select both layers group at commander control G we're going to call this Q I'm going to load the Q as a selection with that layer group selected now I'm going to just hit the add new layer mask icon and you can see here the G is kind of getting swallowed up because the Q is massive but also because the Q is on top so I'm going to drag the Q down here beneath that way the G kind of sits on top it's nice GQ text revealed Multi duotone image in Photoshop a really really cool effect there's a lot of techniques in here that you'll find really useful it's just I don't know I think it's just kind of a cool looking image move things around have fun with it and yeah let's move on to the next one so now as we move along to the second duo toning effect I want to let you guys know I'm selling a course over on top vidcom it's all about how to retouch images in Photoshop if you pick up a copy it helps support tough it 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maybe to about I don't know about there to where where you know the the lens on the goggles looks pretty solid everything you know is broken up but you can still see sort of the details alright so you can see we went from an image it looked like that to like that we now want to merge these two layers to a new layer command shift option or ctrl shift alt on the PC and the letter E merges them up to a new layer great now on this new layer we want to do a couple things I'm going to right click and convert it to a smart object so we're working with a smart object and I'm going to call this Distortion now if I can spell let's spell that correctly Distortion there we go and what I think I want to do first is go filter distort and either go with probably wave not zigzag I'll go with wave and I'm just looking here at the tiny little preview they give me but what I want to do is maybe increase the number of generators to like five the wavelength I'll increase it I think I'm going to rip I'm going to increase the max I want it to be fairly subtle I do want to still be wavy but I don't want it to look like it's you know being destroyed and I'm really going to reduce the amplitude so again I just want this to be a subtle effect something that's kind of going to kind of take straight lines and stuff that looks pretty straight and just make it a little bit you know distorted that's all I'm looking to do here alright so maybe set the max amplitude to something like 10 and reduce the max wavelength a little bit bring it down around four-30 I guess that's good hit okay and you're going to see we just have kind of this little like twisted effect that happens I also want to add some texture to this let's go filter filter gallery actually bring up the filter gallery and down here under texture hey it's like the one thing I do in filter gallery so it has a brought up the texturizer I'm going to set the scaling I want the scaling should be pretty small and the relief I'm going to Inc well you know actually I want to increase it to too much I do want it to be somewhat subtle but I do want the highlight to be kind of you know snappy and crisp but I think that looks pretty good something like that it looks good I'm just looking to add a little bit of texture to it almost like it's on a page and at this point all we need to do is now go and like we've been doing use the gradient map and select any one of these colors let's go with like the pink here now the problem with this is is I think this effect looks better when the shadows have the lighter color and the highlights of the darker color I'm gonna hit OK and the reason I want to do this is because all the the bright spots out here I want the highlights to have the darker color excuse me the shadows have the brighter color so the way we can do that is just turn that gradient map adjustment layer back on and just hit the reverse option so you can see we get this very almost like I don't know chalky drawn onto a dark page type of fact that's actually kind of cool we just did that I think I kind of like this but I want to adjust the gradient a little bit maybe I'll give the blue a little bit more saturation maybe make it a little darker something like that and the pit are the the red I want to make it more of like a hot pink but kind of a darker hot pink something like that like that's kind of cool alright I get it okay and there we go we have a duotone but like you know obviously very different than our original image we've kind of created this sort of you know rough comic-book ii type effect obviously a lot of it is going to be in your zig or your wave excuse me not zig zag but your wave filter you know how fine you want all the Jag eNOS to be mine or just like big wavy waves but there's a lot you can do with that filter when you play around with it and really check it out let's move on to the retro sort of sepia duotone effect and this is maybe the most boring out of all the effects but it's still pretty cool and we're going to cover some neat techniques to do this I think you're going to really enjoy it first thing I'm going to do right click convert this to a smart object and then I'm gonna go filter blur gallery and choose tilt shift blur reason I'm doing this is because I want this well I want to give this a tilt shift effect so I'm going to first things first rotate my tilt shift so it kind of flows with this little Abbe or whatever this is here I'm going to move my focal point back to about here maybe I'll rotate it rotate it just a touch more more kind of like that it looks good and then I'll take the area of sharpness expanded out a little bit so these kind of like steeple towers are you know not completely falling out of focus and here on this side these these dotted lines you can drag them back and forth to show kind of how much you or how quickly want the blur to go from completely blurry to completely sharp over here I want the blur to fall off rather quickly and the front side of this tilt shift of the blur can transition a little bit more smoothly and then what we can do is just crank up the amount of blur if we want maybe I'll put it up to like 25 25 might be a little bit much maybe I'll just do like 18 something like that I don't spend a huge amount of time messing around with this hit okay it's going to give us a nice little tilt shift blur and obviously because we convert it to a smart object we can shut it off or turn it on anytime we like after we've added the tilt shift effect we want to go ahead and you can see it's kind of annoying me that the top of that steeple is so blurred I'm going to pretend it's not in existence for the sake of helping speed things along add a curves adjustment layer first and foremost and pull up on the black point and pull down on the white point we're just looking to really reduce contrast here in fact I'm going to further accentuate by just boosting the brightness of the darker tones here and reducing the brightness of the lighter tones here we've really just obliterated the contrast in our image kind of like it though next up we're going to apply our gradient map which is going to be our duo toning I think I'm going to go with like this brown yellow fade kind of kind of dig that I think it's a little bit too saturated so we can like throw a vibrance adjustment layer reduce the saturation here maybe knock it down to like 30 negative 30 ish it looks kind of cool a little too bright so let's throw a channel mixer adjustment layer we really don't need to mess with anything here we're just going to set the blend mode to multiply alright yeah look at that I'm really digging that see there's why it's a good idea to get rid of some of that saturation we get rid of that kind of like crazy hazy yellow in fact we could even pump a little bit more kill off saturation Ness into the image an old fashioned that's starting to look last but not least we need to add some grain we're going to blow through how to add the screen really really fast create one new layer we're going to name it small grain I'm going to go edit fill I'm going to fill this with not the foreground color but 50% gray hit OK my foreground and background colors I want them to be black and white I'm going to go filter noise add noise I'm going to add yeah let's just say 35% noise uniform great make sure monochromatic is ticked on very important hit OK we're going to set this to the blend mode of soft light and I'm going to duplicate this commander control J now I'm going to hit command or control T I'm going to zoom out here I'm just going to command - out and I'm going to hold down shift and options as we shift and alt on the PC and I'm going to make this noise quite a bit larger until width and height are you know about 250 percent or so 200 46% great hit the little check icon now what we want to do is load this as a selection so select and all it's going to load the document as a selection hit command or ctrl J to pop that up onto a new layer why did I just do that you ask well because now our grain is just the bit of grain that's covering the image this whole small grain layer here that we made huge there's all of this stuff out here which is just taking up a pretty big amount of file size and it's all extra junk that we don't need so I can just delete that layer zoom back in and we can just go ahead and tweak our grain to our liking so I can reduce the opacity of the small grain to like 35% reduce the opacity of the big grain so you know 40 or so percent and we have this really cool very old-fashioned sort of aerial photography effect that we got because we do Oh tone you can see if I get rid of that gradient map layer all of a sudden starting to just look like kind of this low contrast semi modern looking photo add that duotone effect and it totally changes the way the looks alright on to the next image this is sort of this cool textured poster effect so with the texture poster effect we want to add a layer beneath our model now the model I've already cut him out he's on his own layer it's really nice and helpful to have that again it doesn't need to be perfect selection part of the beauty of some of this duotone stuff is sometimes not having a perfectly selected object can actually kind of play to your favor and look kind of cool I'm going to create a new layer above the background so I still don't quite know what I'm going to do with the background maybe actually I'm going to select the background and go like edits adjustments hue/saturation and just make it like slightly yellow so I'm going to tick on colorize I'm going to darken it just a little bit or maybe I'll darken it a lot actually and I'm going to shift this to like a brownish yellow and then I'm gonna crank up the saturation maybe all the way up why nots right and then just begin bringing the brightness up until it's just a very very subtle sort of butter extremely light butter yellow background alright so on layer 2 I'm going to name this layer clouds and I'm going to set my foreground color well I want a white to be in there but the darker foreground color I'm going to set to like the blue and the darkest parts of his jacket so very very deep like navy blue and then we're going to go filter render and choose the render clouds it's going to fill that layer with these clouds they're a little bit there's too much brightness there for us so I'm going to go filter render and I'm going to choose difference clouds on top of that you see it's giving us a lot more like darkness kind of cool in fact what I'll do with this is I'll still go image adjustments levels there we go and I'm going to just pump up the darkness of the overall background a bit give the whites a little bit of bite back there but just generally pump up the overall darkness of the background there we go and if you feel like it's still not enough blue did we actually and we got dark blue but madam I don't know there's enough blue commander control you to bring a few saturation we can tick on colorize make this nice and dark pump some saturation into there make it more like blue like that alright that's kind of cool we'll just leave it there we don't need to do too you know a huge amount with that effect I'm going to rename his layer model and actually really the coloring of the background doesn't matter because we are going to go and add a gradient map and begin to totally change the color here I'm going to open this up I'm going to choose this kind of dark flat blue to a red color now I like this because it's really killing off a lot of detail in a suit jacket I don't like it because I feel like it's flattening out his skin too much so what do I do I'm going to hit okay I want to add a selective color adjustment layer underneath the gradient map layer so select the model layer and choose the selective color option I'm going to go to my whites so I'm going to work on the whites and I'm going to reduce black in the whites area that's going to essentially make my highlights pop a little bit more so you can see there's before there's after we're just making those highlights brighter which means that more of the bright side of our gradient map which is the red is going to kind of attack the highlights of the image because we're well making them writer and what we have left to do now is group all of these layers so the from the clouds up to our gradient map into one group and I'll call this you know guy or something and we're going to hide it so I'm going to create a new layer mask when I hold down my alt or option key and just hide that what we can do at this point is grab a brush tool so the letter B right click I've got these kind of inky swirl brushes there's a ton of great free brushes over on a website called brush easy calm in fact if I can find these brushes I will link them I certainly will link that grunge cloud texture that we used earlier we're actually going to use it again in this image that'll be a link down in the description so you can grab that let's go ahead and just use this I'm going to begin with like this first brush here I'm painting with my foreground color set to white and I'm just going to click once I'm going to I'm going to single click once right in the middle of my document alright great maybe I'll take this one here I'll single click right there I'll grab this brush here I'll single click there you know with this brush here I'll click once there we've got double click right there cool starting to really build this effect a little bit bring that in just. Really going over this I want to make sure that I can see his face entirely and then it's just going to be a matter of adjusting how much of the rest of kind of this this poster that we see I'm going to ring up my little brush options here and I'm going to rotate the angle of my rush a smidge rotated a little bit more than that maybe something like that and bring that out of there cool and let me right click out here once more let me see this kind of looks interesting we can just bring this down kind of where his tie would be I kind of dig that all right I'm going to close my brushes panel here and I think something that actually look kind of interesting would be if we go into here and move like grab the clouds layer and just drag it down down down something like that so there's some red appearing up at the top and then on this clouds layer well maybe that's a little bit too destructive let's select put a layer above the clouds layer and call this white bar we could also do something like with the rectangular marquee tool just drag a bar across like this and fill it with white so my foreground color set to white hole hit option delete alt backspace on the PC that's not doing much of anything why why oh because it's beneath the model maybe there we go so you can see now we just kind of have this red line across that you have the red line across him and it's because you know it's solid white so maybe if I drag it down there a little bit more subtle something like that looks kind of cool on the bottom of the top now one thing that I think would be good is if we use that texture that we used before again so let's go over to the finder let's drag the texture into here and again I'll have this texture link down in the description to this video let's just stretch it out I'm not really concerned about constraining any kind of proper proportions or anything like that to commit that change and let's try setting this to like multiply I think multiply kind of dig that I actually kind of dig that looks kind of neat now one thing that I do want to do is I actually don't mind the texture being over him but let's see what it looks like if we get rid of the texture that's above him so just command or control click on this layer mask and then we stole the texture layer selected and we'll alt or option click the new layer mask icon you can see that's going to just kind of cover that area in black we can see there's before and after I don't know I don't know what I like more I think I kind of liked it with the texture there let's just delete that layer mask I'm going to get rid of that but I mean essentially you can see here we've we've created this kind of cool movie poster you can throw your text down at the bottom we can try even duplicating the texture commander control J looks kind of neat you know reduce the opacity or we could just try going like with overlay I don't know that I dig over landing it's a little a little harsh go back to multiply reduce the opacity a bit maybe at this point load that as a selection and just you know hide one of the textures so we're just adding texture to the outside yeah and that's kind of cool so we create this effect at you know rather quickly in Photoshop and maybe if we need to kind of brighten this up give it more contrast again load that as a selection that that little area as a selection maybe we'll even select the layer group add a curves adjustment layer and just go ahead and boost the contrast of it a little bit and just see what you can get out of it see if you can make it look a little bit nicer pull back on the silho the white point a little bit you can see there's before there's after so you just play around with it to your taste do what you think looks best alrighty so last but not least let's come over here to our last document I've just created a new document 2560 by 1440 and I the first thing I need to do is work on the background we need a the Apple is doing all these very brightly colored backgrounds I think starting back with like iOS 7 started getting these very dramatic very brightly colored very saturated color you know gradients and that seems to have made an appearance again here with the Apple music event so let's do that here with the background I'm just going to use a straight gradient tool so going to grab the gradient tool and I do have the gradient specifically for this tutorial included in this back it's the last three gradients the background gradient is this green to somewhat Morty Lee green and I'm just going to click at the top hold down my shift key drag to the bottom voila we have our background that was easy right we're going to grab the text tool now and I'm going to type out a number 10 we need a rather large number 10 the the font that Apple is using has a very circular 0 so you can play with you can even create your own 1 & 0 using the shape tools which actually probably the better way to go just a little bit more time-consuming so we're not going to do it right here right now I'm going to open up the character panel here again I'm going to get rid of the letter spacing I'm going to set that back to 0 so you got a nice number 10 here maybe I'll try to flatten this down a little bit and we said it's like 90 maybe 80 70 you know seventies look a little squash let's go like 85 we could probably get away with that that's not too bad and I need to make this quite a bit larger so I'm going to zoom out commander control t2 free transform and we're going to make this pretty massive so something like something like that or it's just a very subtle in the background it's sort of a ten if you look at it and you know what you're looking for and we're going to set the layer opacity to 7% again we're making it extraordinarily subtle at this point we want to grab our model or our subject for this image so I got marques Brownlee here photographed me a few years ago up outside of New York City up near where he was going to college and I've just cut him out of the background in fact there's some messed up areas here along the edge I'm gonna grab the brush tool and I will just load in basic brushes hit okay and I'm going to paint with solid white what make sure I select the layer mask paint with solid white right up here along this edge paint with solid black and just get rid of that little you know nubby stuff that's sticking out I'm not going to be too terribly picky here but I will go over and just clean up the stuff that'll be pretty obviously distracting to our final finished result also the side of his face here needs a little bit of help it's it has been kind of painted away courtesy of our selection so I'm going to just go over this really really quickly alright super cool so we've got him ready to go what we're going to do is select the layer and we're going to drag him right into our document that's going to say look a different depth don't worry about it's just 16-bit image coming into an 8-bit document and we're going to right click on this and choose to convert it to a smart object it actually was the smart object but I'm just I'm going through the the the motions with you here I'm going to close this dot PSB we don't need that and I'm gonna commander ctrl T and we're going to downsize him just a little bit so I'm hold down my shift and option keys that's allowing it's allowing me to constrain proportion and also scale down toward the center scale up a little bit here and voila you can zoom in just a little bit alright so now we're ready to add our a duotone effect to him now with these Apple music posters it's more like a tritone sometimes even more than three colors going on we're actually going to do three colors here with Marquez we're going to target one color to kind of the mid-tones onto the highlights and one to the shadows and in fact if I go ahead and create a gradient map adjustment layer here I do have a couple gradients here that have multiple you know three four colors that's not really the way we're going to approach this because we want to be even more specific than this now of course you can come in here and adjust just how much of the image like the red here is going to target well we don't wanna get rid of the red but you really just have the option to say hey look I need more of that light blue in there or I really need more of the super light blue in there or maybe I want to pump up the shadowy parts of the image just a little bit more I'm going to hit cancel to just get out of that let's open this back up we are just going to use we're gonna use two separate gradient maps I'm going to go with this one right here and back to the name of MK BH mkbhd oh one I'm going to hit okay and what I want is I want the orangey part of this in fact let's just clip it to the layer beneath command option or ctrl alt and letter G there's just too much blue there's too much the dark blue I need the PG color to be much more prevalent here on this highlight side of his face and just by its very nature it's going to be targeting the highlight over here on the left side of his head well left for us left side of his head as well so I'm going to go back in my gradient editor I'm going to select the gradient handle I'm going to just nudge it over this way a little bit a little bit more and then I can use this gradient midpoint as well and just really control where the blue comes up to and where the peach runs into as well you can just use use each of these sliders with care and we can really make sure we get a good good kind of wash of that peachy color on the right hand side of his face alright now that we've done that we're going to create another gradient map adjustment again command option G ctrl alt G to clip it to the layers beneath and we're going to go for the second mkbhd gradient here and at this point we're looking to bring the lighter pink color over here to the left side of his face so right off the bat I'm going to drag it over over over over some more maybe. Something like that ignore we're blowing the living daylights out of the side of his face it's just you know the highlights are gone detail is gone I'm not worried about that right now I'm worried about this side of his face so I'm going to drag it back maybe increase how much the darks are allowed to influence it a little bit and maybe not too much all right and hit OK now obviously this this grading Maps doing a lot of damage so we need to select the layer mask and just fill it with black by hitting come and or control I it's going to fill it with black and all we need to do at this point is we can you know load him as a selection we really don't need to load him as a selection grab a brush tool we right click make our brush a little bit larger we want a very soft brush make my brush tool a little bit larger set the opacity the brush down to around like 40% or so we're painting with the color white and then begin painting over this side of his face so just a few clicks and we really kind of want them to be a noticeable difference between where this and bright magenta hits his this side of his nose and the orangey color the peachy colors hitting the other side of his nose in fact we can even go into this gradient map at this point so you know what we need to pump that peachy color up even more maybe we want to make the peachy orange color even more rich it's got to be light though it's got to be light something like so can increase.
How the Blues leak into it but still make sure we keep the intensity of that peachy orange color up hit OK and then we can just you know feather this purple the purple a magenta color in wherever it needs to go and if there's too much of it flip your foreground color to black they come in here and just paint a little bit away on that side of his nose that side of his forehead just you know just as it needs to be done so just like that we've created kind of this very complex to O tone where it's more like three tones we've got the bluish color the purplish magenta color and the orange color depending on where we want them to be in our image then of course you throw some text over it and the date and location of Apple's Music Fest and you've created this kind of cool Apple music style more of a tritone effect then duotone effect but very cool all the same so guys that's going to have to be it for this one I hope you've enjoyed it for creating duotone images in Photoshop and a whole lot of gradient map goodness that's it get it got it good daniel dance touch vidcom okay