My tip Quick & Easy Sepia Tone Effect tip demonstrated my personal favorite for making a sepia tone image. It uses a twist on a popular method of B&W conversion that uses a pair of Hue/Saturation adjustment layers. This week's tip will go a bit further with toning. We'll use Image | Adjustments | Variations to alter the tone. You'll soon see, you have a lot more options than sepia, too.
The TLR Sepia Tint has been reworked for Photoshop CS3/CS4.
The action starts with a basic B&W conversion with a Channel Mixer adjustment layer. Then a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer is added for the sepia tint. Both layers are placed in a Layer Group.
You can optionally add a sophisticated film grain effect. There are three levels of grain to choose from. The film grain actions uses the same technique found in the TLR Film Grain Effects actions.
Duotones, tritones, and quadtones use spot color inks and multiple passes on a printer. They are expensive to produce because of the separate plates and press washes. Photoshop has a duotone mode. Printing these images on an inkjet printer results in a pseudo-duotone. These can be very lovely images and nearly indistinguishable from a true duo/tri/quadtone.