Use this al­ter­na­tive ap­proach for tonally tar­geted colour­ing ef­fects

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Gra­di­ent Maps are an­other pow­er­ful colour ad­just­ment tool. They al­low colour to be se­lec­tively ap­plied to an im­age de­pend­ing on bright­ness val­ues, so that dif­fer­en­tial ton­ing can be added to high­lights and shad­ows. Set con­trast­ing hues for the Fore­ground and Back­ground colours, then choose the Gra­di­ent Map from the Ad­just­ment Layer pal­ette. Click on the gra­di­ent and move the High­light and Shadow Stops to al­ter where ton­ing is ap­plied. Change the layer blend mode to Soft Light or Over­lay.

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