Spotify Style Duotone Photo Effect

In today’s video tutorial we’re going to play around in Adobe Photoshop to create a duotone photo effect inspired by the recent Spotify rebranding, where the artist and band photos are colorized with two vibrant hues. A simple Gradient Map does most of the work, but I’ll take you through some extra steps to help you achieve the best results. The key to this effect is finding two colours that perfectly complement each other, so I’ve included a Photoshop Action that will apply a bunch of colour combinations for you to choose from.

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Download my free Spotify Duotone Photo Effect Action

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  1. Very simple and easy to follow tutorial Chris!
    P.S.- I’ve been a follower of yours for over 5 years now. Your new video tutorials are the best. I learn the fastest this way. Long story short- Keep It Up!!!

    • Thanks Steven, that’s good to hear. The only trouble is I can never decide which topics to use for written tutorials and which ones for video tutorials now!

  2. This is really a creative and sharp tutorial.. I give it a try on my own pic..

  3. Hi Chris,
    I love your tutorials but I really prefer old fashioned written step by step tuts, where I can scroll directly to the part I am interested in and don`t need to watch whole video.

  4. I think both video and written, but I realize that’s a lot of work.
    It’s great to watch the video, but sometimes it goes too fast.
    If the written instructions are under it, I can go to the part that went too fast for me and get the details without having to try to pick it out in the video again.

    Thanks for sharing these tutorials. I think I’ve learned a lot over the years using Photoshop, but you show me a tip or technique here and there that I didn’t know about. Appreciated! We can always learn something new.

  5. Very nice tutorial. Short and to the point. Also found your Ultimate Cutting Guide very useful :o)

  6. Looking for tut suggestions? Not too much out there on using 3D tools in Photoshop (I still use CS5) That would be great because these are great tools but the barrier to entry is great. Keep up the good work!

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