I'm going to be posting a few quick and simple photoshop tips when I get the time to do them. Here is the first, a sort of hand tinting effect. I got this from a podcast on www.photoshoptv.com
a week or two ago.
Here's the before:
and here's the after:
First open your image
Duplicate the background layer so you have two layers of the same thing
Next create an adjustment layer on the background layer. Choose the channel mixer.
In the channel mixer dialog check the monochrome box and then set the red to +100, green to +100 and blue to -100 to get a black and white effect. You can experiment with different settings here.
next go to your duplicated layer and set the blending mode to Soft Light
And that's it really
The experimentation you can do is with the black and white settings and the opacity of the Soft Light layer to increase or decrease the colour.
Of course you can also use masks to remove some of the soft light layer to keep areas black and white and some with colour.
so there you go.....