[Tutorial] Creating a duotone effect

Discuss Pixelmator Pro tutorials and share useful resources.
User avatar

2019-08-19 14:13:17

The duotone effect is a very striking and colorful effect inspired by a popular printmaking technique. The effect is achieved by recreating an image using just two colors — one for the dark parts of the image and one for the light ones. This usually emphasizes the midtones and highlights, drawing attention to the subjects in a photo. And the best part? Creating this effect couldn’t be simpler.Image

Read the full tutorial.
User avatar

2020-05-26 18:15:34

At the end it says "Simply choose the Color Adjustments tool and apply the Black & White adjustment to the same image."

There is no such Black & White selection in that.
User avatar

2020-05-28 13:33:46

Here's what I'm seeing when I choose the Color Adjustments tool and click the Add button:


Another way to add the adjustment is by choosing Format > Color Adjustments > Black & White (from the Format menu at the top of your screen).
User avatar

2020-06-02 17:05:41

Good stuff. BUT: Why is there no tritone or quadtone? These are some of my favourite effects and I really wonder why I can't add additional colours. The third colour simply gives it a little extra spice. Please add that feature. It's been in Photoshop forever. Affinity Photo has the gradient map effect, which can do all that.
BTW: For the old Pixelmator app (without the "Pro") I could download plugins that would do that, albeit not as nicely as in Photoshop/Affinity.
User avatar

2020-06-03 14:20:52

There's no specific reason as to why this doesn't exist, we simply haven't created a feature like this yet. But we like the effect too, so we'll keep this in mind!
User avatar

2020-12-21 15:15:39

And a Gradient Map effect has just been added to Pixelmator Pro as of today's 2.0.2 update.
User avatar

2021-01-28 15:59:04

I'm here looking for tritone image creation and see I'm not the first. I hope it comes soon.
User avatar

2021-02-01 09:18:35

by Mark Tennent 2021-01-28 13:59:04 I'm here looking for tritone image creation and see I'm not the first. I hope it comes soon.
It's actually available! The new Gradient Map effect can now be used to create tritones, quadtones, and effects using any number of tones, in fact.