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    clarinetJWD The Naked Spammer Staff Member

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    Alright, so I have a black and white background image. What I want to do is create a gradient (or similar) adjustment layer to color the image based on how dark or bright each part is.

    i.e. if it's white, it would be colored by one end of the gradient, and black the other, and in between based on the gradient. Please help!
     
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    PachelbelsCanon350D TPF Noob!

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    I'm pretty good at photoshop but I don't understand your question. :( I get lost where you say "based on how dark or bright each part is." I bet I could help if I got a better feel of it :)
     
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    OOOOOHHHHH wait I think I get it.

    Isn't that just a duotone? You take a B/W image and duotone it with, say, orange and purple (that's your light to dark gradient: orange to purple...what hideous colors, don't use them!) well then you set the dark end of your duotone to purple and the light end to orange. The lighter parts of the photo will be orange and the darker ones purple. And everything in between will be varying orange-ish purplish. ??? Is that what you mean?
     
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    You may want to look into blending with difference or overlay modes using black or gray layers.
     
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    clarinetJWD The Naked Spammer Staff Member

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    That's it!
     
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    Good! Just do that then. Convert the image to b/w. then go to image > image mode: and choose duotone. Then you can pick the colors for your duotone (make sure you select duotone from the drop down menu as I believe it defaults to monotone). To save it and print it and use it for web and all, you need then convert it back to RGB when you are finished.
     
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    Thanks a ton. I'll get right on it, I have another IR shot I wanted to do this too ;)
     
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    Oh, well...I got ti to work, but didn't like how it turned out anyways, so I processed it in a completely different way anyways!
     
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    id like to see it :)
     
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    It's in the Landscape Gallery..."Houston, 'In Yellow'"
     

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