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Good sepia filter plugin for Photoshop

Michael Dougherty , Feb 17, 2006; 08:58 p.m.

Looking for a sepia tone filter plugin for Photoshop. Anyone have a good experience with a particular sepia plugin?

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Denis Germain , Feb 17, 2006; 09:24 p.m.

what can't you do directly in Photoshop?

http://www.escrappers.com/sepia.html or try using Duotones

Patrick Lavoie , Feb 17, 2006; 10:33 p.m.

Good filter?

3 method. easy to do. with the best photoshop plugin...photoshop itself : )

1_color balance in color mode. play with the hue and the saturation or 2_empty layer / color mode / apply the color you want on that layer or 3_mode change / duotone / 2 color set / apply the color you want on top / black as the second color.

Michael Dougherty , Feb 17, 2006; 11:32 p.m.

Pat,

I like the effect from the 3rd (duotone) method. However, I open the TIFF file, apply the sepia tone, but I can't save the file as a TIFF file. What do I need to do.

Denis Germain , Feb 17, 2006; 11:36 p.m.

simply change the IMage mode back to RGB colors....

Chris Fraser , Feb 18, 2006; 03:08 a.m.

I want to thank Patrick for pointing out again and again that, as he says, the best plug-in is Photoshop itself. With the exception of noise reduction, many plug-ins really are superfluous, and often they offer less control that is available in PS itself. A better investment for the same money would be a good PS how-to book such as Martin Evening's.

David Baxter , Feb 18, 2006; 03:26 a.m.

There is this set of <a href="http://www.mountphoto.co.uk/actions2.htm" >toning actions</a>(includes sepia etc)

David Baxter , Feb 18, 2006; 03:29 a.m.

Sorry I'll try that again Toning actions

Heller Harris , Feb 18, 2006; 06:54 a.m.

Hi - There should be a Sepia action pre-loaded in PS. IMO, the sepia actions are usually too heavy and muddy, just overlaying everything with a ruddy brown color.

Russell Brown and Greg Gorman have posted free photoshop tutorials for converting color to toned B&W. Russell Brown offers a stand-alone Action; Gorman includes instructions for recording your own.

Both techniques produce very good results, and can be combined with other B&W conversion techniques, e.g, Caponigro's method. Once you try this approach, it's hard to go back to basic PS sepia.

Tom Moore , Feb 19, 2006; 10:50 a.m.

Try using a photo filter adjustment layer on a B&W image. --Tom


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