How to use image modes with Photoshop shapes Tutorial

Learn how to use the custom shapes with the image modes (Duotone, RGB CMYK etc) in Photoshop tutorial.

Image modes (duotone etc) and custom shapes

how to use image modes with custom shapes in Photoshop such as duotone and lab
  1. Photoshop and Image menu

  2. Mode

  3. Greyscale (to Duotone) or CMYK or 32bits per channel etc

  4. Add custom shape via the custom shape tool in Photoshop toolbar

 

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duotoneYou can add the artwork as a layer or pixel in RGB / CMYK / LAB image modes etc. as well as duotone image mode

 

For example, goto the Image menu and Mode and Grayscale and then go to the Image menu and mode and duotone. Set type to duotone image mode. Set inks such as blue and pink (give them names). Set duotone curve. OK. Simply select the CSH tool in the toolbar (found normally beneath the rectangle tool but now with the new toolbar customization this tool can be anywhere in the toolbar). Select pixel option and Set color and then draw the design

 

You will see the colors of the artwork never stray from the colors of the inks entered. Many of the adjustment layers and effects are not available unless you return back to RGB image mode

 

cmyk baublesYou can add the Photoshop custom shapes / vector layers and pixels to CMYK as well.

 

You can also select the individual channels of cyan and magenta etc and add the artworks to those as well as below where the baubles are added in different locations on the image.

 

Any number of vectors can be added to the image and the color of the vector can be the same or different in the individual channels. You can do the same in 8bit CMYK as well as 16bit CMYK

 

32 bit

You can also add the Photoshop custom shapes to the image in RGB and 16bit and 32bit mode. You can add them as a layer as well as a pixel in 32bit mode (though not layers in the individual channels). You can also use a selection of effects to combine with the shapes such as the color lookup adjustment.

 

When you convert back to standard RGB 8bit mode then HDR toning panel appears and then you can tweak the color conversion in numerous ways and create some very subtle color works as well as some truly extreme ones as well as blurry and smooth changes.

 

For example, goto the Image menu and then Mode and RGB color and select the 32 bits / channel. Select the CSH tool in the toolbar and then select a preset from the presets panel and then set to layer option and set the content for the fill to a gradient and then select a gradent from the gradient dropdown. Layer menu and flatten and then goto to the image menu and mode and 8bits / channel and then modify the color of the artwork by using the HDR toning dialog for many different color effects

 

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