Photoshop Actions: Duotones

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How to Use the Duotone Photoshop Action

The PHLEARN Duotones actions couldn’t be easier to use. After installation, double-click on one of the 15 included Photoshop actions or press the “Play” button.

This will create a new group in your layer panel and apply a duotone effect to your image.

15 Actions, Millions of Possibilities

The PHLEARN Duotone Photoshop Action Pack contains 15 Photoshop Actions that are designed to look great no matter what photo you use.

All of our actions are non-destructive, meaning you can alter the settings at any time. If you want to change either color in this Duotone set, simply open the folder in your layer dialog, double-click on the color and change it to anything you desire.

All the hard work is done for you!

Quick Tip: Changing colors in these actions is simple! Just double-click on each color layer and choose your own color.

Duotone Action Tips & Tricks

This action works best with images that have a light and dark contrast between the subject and the background. For instance, if your subject is on a completely white background like the portrait above, your background will be one color and the subject will be another.

If you apply an action and would like to change the colors, simply open the group and double-click on the color layer and choose your own color.

To test multiple Duotone Actions, be sure to make the original Duotone group invisible before applying a new action. This will make sure that the Duotone effect is applied to the original image and not the Duotones colored copy.

How to Install Photoshop Actions

Follow the instructions below or watch our Quick Installation Video

  1. Save your actions in an easy to find location on your computer.
  2. Open Photoshop and go to the actions palette.
  3. If the actions palette is not visible, go to “Window”, then click “Actions” in the dropdown.
  4. In the top right corner of the actions palette, click on the small box containing an upside down triangle and 4 horizontal lines.
  5. From the drop down menu, select “Load Actions”.
  6. Navigate back to where you saved the actions and select the file ending in .atn.
  7. Click “Open” and your actions will load into the actions palette.
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    Simple and easy to use. Saves a few steps in creating the tones yourself.

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The actions included in this set are compatible with Adobe Photoshop CS5, CS6, CC, & 2017CC. All the included actions will work with JPG as well as RAW images.

Installation takes just a couple of minutes. Check out our Photoshop Actions Quick Installation Guide.

Photoshop Actions are a series of steps that have been recorded by their creator. This sequence of steps can then be reapplied at any time, which allows you to recreate the end result without having to go through each individual step every time. Think of them as short cuts.

A basic understanding of Photoshop is suggested. We designed the Photoshop Actions to be as simple as possible. After loading the Actions into Photoshop, simply double-click on the action to apply it to your photo.

PHLEARN Photoshop Actions are created by PHLEARN founder Aaron Nace.

Yes! Each of our Photoshop Actions creates a new group in your layers panel. Feel free to stack as many actions together as you please.

Due to the downloadable nature of this product, there are no refunds. All sales are final.

You may only use these products for personal or professional use. This license extends to the single, individual purchaser. This license does not extend to companies or partner- ships and may not be resold, loaned, and/or gifted to another individual and/or party. You may not share, loan or redistribute/sell or copy any of these files in any way. All Actions by PHLEARN are copyright protected.