This is a new version of our previous half sepia tutorial. This version of the half sepia photo effect has higher contrast and works better for more photos.
Preview of Final Results
Half Sepia 2 Photoshop Tutorial
Open a photo inside Photoshop. The half sepia photo effect works on most photos but is most useful for images with high saturation.
In the Layers palette, click on the button and select Hue/Saturation.
The Hue/Saturation tool will appear. First, checkmark the Colorize option near the bottom right corner. Copy the settings from the image below then click OK.
Your image should now have a bright sepia tone.
We will now work on the layer mask of the Hue/Saturation adjustment layer. Make sure that you have the layer mask selected by clicking on the layer mask thumbnail in the Layers palette.
Choose Image > Apply Image and use the default settings. The only setting that you may need to adjust is the Invert setting. If you leave the Invert option unchecked, the sepia tone effect will only be visible in the brighter areas of your image. If you enable the Invert option, the sepia tone will be visible only in the darker areas of the image.