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Selenium toning

This process mimics the chemical coloring technique favored by Ansel Adams for creating richly toned landscape prints.

1 Convert to Black and White

Start by selecting Enhance > Convert to Black and White, as shown above. Ensure that the monochrome version still retains some contrast, without any large areas of white highlights, as these low-contrast areas will not accept the following tone colors correctly.

2 Color the highlights

In the Color Variations dialog, select Highlights, then click the Decrease Blue thumbnail to make the lighter tones yellow.

3 Color the shadows

Next, select Shadows, then click the Increase Red thumbnail to make the darker tones redder. The image now looks warm in tone.

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