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Before we jump ahead, let’s talk about what duotone is exactly. Like its name suggests, it’s the simultaneous use of two contrasting colors to create something, well, colorful. The result is nothing short of eye-catching. When any pic has met the beauty of duotone, it’s hard not to notice it. How does it all happen? Duotone photography increases the tonal range of a grayscale image and produces something with a slight tint, adding to the dynamic range of the duotone image.

happy girl photo collage with duotone color filter

Add Plenty of Pop to Your
Pics With Duotone

For dramatic online photo effects, it’s best to use two contrasting colors (we really love the mix of neon yellow and sky blue!) or for a more subtle aesthetic, you can play around with two subdued hues. What makes duotone so special and different than the usual filters is that it offers unique color combinations that you can mess with to match your vibe. Get bold and edgy or experiment with a soft pastel-inspired look. With a rainbow of shades all at your fingertips, you are free to come up with the most amazing color combos to take your photos from simple to simply stunning. So don’t wait another minute, find a photo that you feel needs some oomph and give it the duotone treatment!

This Cute Rainbow Filter
Screams Happy!

Rainbows are the picture of happiness. I mean, how can you not smile when looking at a real-life rainbow — or a rainbow filter?! If you have any basic or boring pics, just add a rainbow photo effect to give them instant life. Can’t you just imagine it? Rainbow filters are having a moment right now and rightfully so; they’re so pretty. The best part is that the process of rainbow-ifying your photos is super easy. All you need is one of our rainbow Stickers or our beautiful rainbow filter. From selfies to group pics to landscape shots to food photos, adding a rainbow gradient is a fun way to spice things up from the same old same. We especially love this rainbow ombre effect — seeing multiple shots of yourself side by side never gets old! Then add a rainbow effect to it and it’s fire. You can even make cat eyeballs AND basic roads come to life with a rainbow! The possibilities are truly endless. You can basically make anything a rainbow and it’ll go from basic to (pot of) gold!

black hair girl photo collage with a rainbow color filter
girl by the sea photo collage with color toning efferct

Color Toning: An Essential Step in Your Photo Editing

Color toning is one of those things that you think you can skip (we all have our lazy days), but if you want your photos to have a uniformed and stylistic look, then be sure to add it to your photo-editing process every time. Color toning is color drawn from a palette of variation of the original color. The tone is produced by mixing any color with different levels of grey. It reduces the colorfulness but the hue of the image remains the same. You have to play around with the photo’s saturation, meaning the intensity of the colors of the image. You can also tweak the image’s tint and shade as well as its light effects. All of these extra little steps during editing can add so much pizazz to a photo. A picture that has gone through the color correcting process can go from full-on dull to all-out bright. Every image is so unique in its color and composition, so you won’t really know what looks best until you start playing around with the saturation and lightness. Once you’ve tweaked and achieved the look you want, you will be happy that you spent that extra few seconds to color tone your photos.

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