A cool new design trend popularized by Shopify is Duotone imagery. There’s a good post on the Shopify blog covering this and some other trends so you can read that there if curious (4 Trendy Visual Design Trends - Shopify Blog). In the spirit of Cloudinary Cookbooks, we’re going to get right down to business.
Here's the original image we’re going to work off:
We need to do two things here, make it grayscale, then apply the duotone using our “tint” effect.
You can adjust the color name, use a hex value, change the strength of tinting by changing that “50” number (higher number is stronger), etc., to achieve the desired effect.
You can also specify two different colors, here a blue and a yellow in hex:
Changing grayscale to black and white creates this effect:
As is typical with Cloudinary, there’s more than one way to skin a cat. Try to come up with a better Duotone transformation and post it in the comments!
Effects documentation to help you in your endeavor: Cloudinary Effects Cheatsheet