How to Create a Sepia Toned Photo in Photoshop

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Before Changes

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After Changes

This tutorial is to help you learn how to convert a regular color photo into a sepia toned photo.  This can turn a dull photo into a more interesting artsy photo.  Ok, once you have your photo open in photoshop:

1. Convert the photo to black and white using a new Channel Mixer Adjustment Layer.  If you need more help with this step please refer to our tutorial on “Converting Photos to Black and White.”

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(with the background layer selected)
2.
Open a new Photo Filter Ajdustment Layer.  (Image>Adjustments>Photo Filter)

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3. Change the Filter to Sepia.  Adjust the Density to your liking, for this example I used 60%.  And make sure Preserve Luminosity is selected.

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