what is this technique called?

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hi, i'm wondering if someone can help me with something

i'm not very knowledgeable with graphics programs but what i want to achieve is to get a photo, specify a colour (say 'blue') and then change the photo so that it's all in shades of blue. i see the effect alot when web sites have used a picture as a background image and softened it up a little so it blends in with the background

also, if anyone knows a tool or program that achieves this, can you please tell me (hopefully free ;o) )

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You mean like the photoshop fade effect?
Something like this
http://www.lunareclipse.net/basicfades.htm ?
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thats not the one, its more like taking a picture and making it all shades of one colour so it looses it's old colour
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Maybe he is talking about changing a picture's colour ?
i am not sure what you mean but if you mean you want a picture to lose its color apply Clt + U and change the hue - saturation . If you want the whole image to be in its shades , select that particular part and apply the same thing. There must be an easier way to do it , ask photoshop experts to help you out.
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That's called monotone. Duotone is 2 colours.
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I know what you mean.

The only way it has worked for me is if you insert a picture into MS Publisher, right-click on it and select Format picture. Then select "Recolor..." and select the colour you want. That should do it.

Im sorry this is not using graphics programs but it is the only way i know of.

Of course you can copy the image from Publisher and paste it into something like Photoshop after you have applied the effect.
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The easiest way to achieve the effect you are looking for is to;

1. Desaturate your photo so that it becomes a black and white image.

2. Then goto color variations and apply the color(s) you want.

and there you go, you photo will now be in various shades of a single color.

Oh yah, by the way that's using any of the Adobe Photoshops, including PS Elements.
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From what I can tell, you just need to Press Ctrl + U in Photoshop, then check the Colorize checkbox. Use the Hue slider to change color. Saturation slider for saturation. This will make it all the colour that you want, with the brightness of the various parts of the image affecing the shade of the colour.
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thank you all very much, i think i got it now
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Just download picasa from google. There is a feature that allows you to do this to the photo, as well as going B&W and sepia. You can pick any color you want from a gradiant.

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