duotone

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  1. danir

    danir No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    two questions:

    1. Is a duotone image just a version of b/w where the black and white are replaced by two different colors? thus having a range of tones between the two?

    2. If so, I'd be happy to know how this is done with gimp.

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  2. Aquarium Dreams

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    Half right. While you could replace the black with duotone, for something like sepia or other traditional b&w toning, your two colors would be black plus a hue (or hues) in place of white. I've only done it in photoshop, so I can't help with gimp.
     
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    danir No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Thanks for the info.
    Any gimp people here?

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    Duotone mode is simply Duo Tone, or 2 colors. They can be any two colors. The main use for this is when specifying Pantone colors for offset printing, but it can provide some interesting results for photographs. I don't know how with gimp, but in photoshop, you must first convert the image to grayscale. You might try poking around there. Duotone is a mode, like RGB, CMYK, and Grayscale.
     

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