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Chapter 7. Black & White: Photoshop in B... > Creating Duotones - Pg. 199

The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers Step Three: Now that Duotone is your selected Type, you have to choose which two inks you want to use. First, we'll look at Ink 1. The first box (the one with the diagonal line through it) is called the Curve Box, and this is where you determine how the color you choose will be distributed within your photo's highlights, midtones, and shadows. You determine this distri- bution using a curve. (Now don't stop reading if you don't know how to use Curves--you don't need to know Curves to create a duotone, as you'll soon see.) Step Four: The black box to the right of the Curve Box is the Color Box, in which you choose the color of Ink 1. By default, Ink 1 is set to black (that's actually pretty handy, because most duotones are made up of black and one other color). If you decide you don't want black as your Ink 1 color, just click on the Color Box and Photoshop's Color Picker will appear so you can choose a different color (but we're using black in this case). Step Five: You'll notice that Ink 2's Color Box is white. That's because it's waiting for you to choose your second ink color. To do so, click on the box to bring up Photoshop's Color Libraries, in which you can choose the color you'd like from the list of PANTONE® colors. (Photoshop assumes you're going to print this duo- tone on a printing press, and that's why it displays the PANTONE colors as the default. If you want to choose a custom color, just click on the Picker button to use the Color Picker.) Continued Photoshop in Black and White Chapter 7 199