In this photoshop color toning effect, I will show you how to create dark moody tones like popular instagram photographers ‘Tonimahfud’, ‘Sam Kolder’ & ‘Shortstache’ especially desaturated kind of look.
Dark and Moody Color Effect Tutorial :
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First convert ‘Greens and Blues’ in the photo to ‘CYAN’ using ‘Channel Mixer’. Then change skin tones to oranges using ‘Selective Color’ adjustment.
After successfully bring ‘CYANS and ORANGES’ into the photograph then desaturate the ‘CYANS’ with hue/saturation adjustment to get dark tones.
Finally add smart contrast using gradient map and sharpen overall image with highpass filter. That’s it.