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What numbers are good to use for Sepia toned pictures ie. HUE, SATURATION and LIGHTNESS? If the answer is wherever you like them, then, where is a good starting point....

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    What numbers are good to use for Sepia toned pictures ie. HUE, SATURATION and LIGHTNESS? If the answer is wherever you like them, then, where is a good starting point.
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    Greg_Demack@adobeforums.com Guest

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    A good starting point is a web search engine like dogpile.com, with the keywords "sepia color values"...

    Like everything else in life, it's gonna depend on what YOU are looking for, and what looks good to one person won't to another, hence LOTS of hits with the above keywords.
    Ol__Whozit@adobeforums.com Guest

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    I had a project where I was to convert a modern portrait to sepia to match as closely as possible, a portrait from the '40s. I just scanned the old portrait and made lots of notes about the tonal range. There is a default PS action for Sepia. Look under your Actions tab.

    Gary
    Gary_Hummell@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Greg,

    In the Hue/Saturation dialogue box, check Colorize.

    The hue slider will jump to the hue (in degees from 0-359)of the foreground color. If that is neutral, it will go to 0 degrees which is red. There is no exact hue for sepia but it is in the vicinity of 30 degrees. That's the "good starting point" you are asking for. Set the slider to that value and tweak it in that general neighborhood and choose a value that seems right for you for the image you're working on.

    When you check Colorize, the Saturation slider defaults to 25, which is NOT repeat NOT the saturation. I could tell you what it really is but that would be unnecessarily stupefying when all you need to do is experiment with it by moving it left or right in conjunction with the hue slider until you get a sepia tone that pleases you. Again the setting of 25 is a reasonably good starting point.

    George
    George_Austin@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Greg,

    If you want more control, take a look at:

    http://www.cdds.co.uk/adobe/sepia.pdf


    LenHewitt@adobeforums.com Guest

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