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Toning is a method that has been around since the very beginning of photography. It consists of changing the color of black-and-white photographs through the use of different chemicals. Initially performed to achieve greater archival properties for photographic prints, it was also done for the aesthetic qualities of certain toners. It involves many different dangerous chemicals from Selenium to Gold Chloride as well as different papers and developers. There are many variants possible so trail and error is a must. It can be a daunting practice for most amateur photographers. Luckily, we can use Photoshop to achieve these subtle tones without having to prepare a darkroom or toxic chemicals! In this tutorial, we’re going to be recreating the ever popular sepia tone.

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