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God this should be easy!


Paul65 e2
6 258 England
9 Oct 2010 6:33PM
I want to convert an image to sepia using Elements 5. Any ideas guys?

Thanks
Paul

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Jestertheclown
6 6.6k 242 England
9 Oct 2010 6:59PM
I've never used "Elements" so can't directly answer your question.
Howebver, I can recommend using "Virtual Photographer".
It's a freebie which offers loads of finishing options including several (I think) variations on "sepia".

Hope this helps.

Jester.
KarenFB e2
8 4.4k 163 England
9 Oct 2010 7:07PM
I 'googled' your query and came up with this advice.


Quote:1.Open the image in Photoshop Elements.

2.If the image is in color, go to Enhance > Adjust Color > Remove Color and skip to step 4.

3.If the image is in grayscale go to Image > Mode > RGB Color.

4.Go to Enhance > Adjust Color > Color Variations.

5.Move the Adjust Color Intensity slider down one notch less than the middle.

6.Click on Decrease Blue once.

7.Click on Increase Red once.

8.Click OK.



I only have Elements 4, so unless I go and test it I have no idea if it would work. Smile

Hope you let us know the results!
cameracat e2
11 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
9 Oct 2010 7:28PM
Check this tutorial out ....Smile

Its gotta be a better option than cluttering up your computer with freebie softwares....Grin

Oh! Did I mention that its targeted at Photoshop Elements 5.....!!!

Wink
franken e2
12 3.3k 4 Wales
9 Oct 2010 7:42PM
There is a quick and simple way of doing this and you don't have to convert an image to mono first. (unless you want to?)

Go to Hue & saturation ( if you are using windows its control+U)

Click on the colouriser box then move the hue slider to read 29, move the saturation slider to 32 and job done.

Other interesting toning recipes are

Viradon, hue 25, saturation 20,

Cyanotype, hue 220, saturation 35.

Gold, hue 38 saturation 30.

Selenium, hue 18, saturation 10.

Cool tone, hue 220, saturation 10.

Ken
Jestertheclown
6 6.6k 242 England
9 Oct 2010 7:55PM

Quote:Its gotta be a better option than cluttering up your computer with freebie softwares....

Only in your opinion Vince. This one's actuallly worth a look.
9 Oct 2010 8:45PM

Quote:
Only in your opinion Vince. This one's actuallly worth a look.




It's very good in fact, not used it for a while and not got it on my laptop, about to pop on here now, thanks for the reminder.

St

Quote:I've never used "Elements" so can't directly answer your question.
Howebver, I can recommend using "Virtual Photographer".
It's a freebie which offers loads of finishing options including several (I think) variations on "sepia".

Hope this helps.

Jester.



Virtual Photographer is a great plugin for Photoshop. They've gone a step further now with Virtual Studio, a stand alone programme for mono. If you're interested in thinking, shooting and processing in mono, download Virtual Studio to your desktop and you don't need to open Photoshop at all.
Jestertheclown
6 6.6k 242 England
9 Oct 2010 10:33PM
I mentioned Virtual Photographer on here the other day and someone said that as well as being a plug in for Photoshop, which is how I use it, it works as a stand-alone and that it's also included as part of Virtual Studio so it would appear ther are several options.
I think you'll find though that whilst Virtual Photographer is aimed at mono woking, Virtual Photographer works in colour.

Jester.
Paul65 e2
6 258 England
9 Oct 2010 10:38PM

Quote:There is a quick and simple way of doing this and you don't have to convert an image to mono first. (unless you want to?)

Go to Hue & saturation ( if you are using windows its control+U)

Click on the colouriser box then move the hue slider to read 29, move the saturation slider to 32 and job done.

Other interesting toning recipes are

Viradon, hue 25, saturation 20,

Cyanotype, hue 220, saturation 35.

Gold, hue 38 saturation 30.

Selenium, hue 18, saturation 10.

Cool tone, hue 220, saturation 10.

Ken



Found this to be ideal. Thanks Ken
Jestertheclown
6 6.6k 242 England
9 Oct 2010 11:04PM

Quote:Found this to be ideal.


Works well doesn't it . . . ? !

I'd never have thought of going down that road so thanks from me as well Ken!

Jester.

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