Photographer's Note

Another 'byegone' image, this time, a typical Cheshire cottage sitting snugly on a narrow lane that is very typical of many of our rural districts, this one being the small township of Dunham Massey.

Another Photoshop tip too, when converting an image to sepia it's very quick and easy to desaturate the image, then adjust its hue to sepia by choosing image..adjustments..hue/saturation.

There's a downside to this method, any pure white areas in the image will not be tinted at all, simply because you can't add a hue to a fully saturated white.

Here's a method that overcomes this:

After converting the image to monochrome click on the colour picker to change the foreground colour. Change it to a rich orange/brown, something like R181 G89 B0.

Create a new layer.

Fill this layer with the foreground colour by using edit..fill, choose foreground in the dropdown box and set the opacity to 25%.

This adds a sepia toned, semi transparent layer on top of the monochrome image, it also sepia tones the white parts of the image, giving a much more realistic look.

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