Sepia Effect in Photoshop. In this Photoshop tutorial, we are going to produce a Selective Sepia effect, i.e., we shall produce the Sepia effect in some particular region in the image, leaving the rest of the picture as it is. This is relatively harder than what we’d done the last time in which we brought about the Sepia in the picture as a whole. The tricky part here is the careful and precise selection that we must learn to make and we’ll be using the smartest method of selection for it. Other than that it’s really just a good old easy to do and remember kind of tutorial.
1. Open whatever image you would like to work on in Photoshop. This is the image we will be using for this tutorial:
2. Set the Foreground and Background colors to Black and White, respectively.
3. Press Edit in Quick mask Mode.
4. Select the Brush tool and modify its settings as shown in the image below:
5. Apply the brush tool onto the areas in the image that you do not want selected. We use this method of selection only to make it easier.
5. Press Edit in Quick mask Mode again. Notice that the areas we wanted to apply the sepia affect to are now selected.
7. Now create an Adjustment layer and choose Hue/Saturation. Then make the following changes:
8. Create a new Adjustment layer and choose Brightness/contrast. Then make the following changes:
That’s it, babe.