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Managed to get a pretty good approximation. In PS you would:

 

Grayscale > Duotone (or Mono / Triple etc) > Select colors and then convert back to CMYK to get the same visual effect, working in CMYK did this: Menu > Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Gradient Map Adjustment then in the panel I set the'first' and 'last' colors in the slider and deleted the middle one. 

 

If there better ways. Be good to know about it. 

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spontaneous i found two ways to get something similary like in the example:

 

1: just put a colored rectangle above a B/W picture and change the blendmode of the rectangle to multiply

 

2: just use the "Umfärben" adjustment layer. Sorry, I do not know how it is called in the english version but i attached a screenshot of the dialog.

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There are simpler, built in ways achieves that effect. You can start from an RGB or CMYK image for that matter, no need to go to greyscale

 

Option A

In Affinity Photo/Designer, create a "Recolour Adjustment " adjustment layer above your image (Ying/yang like Icon at the the bottom of the layer box). Than just pick the colour you want. Done

 

 

Option B 

In Affinity Photo/Designer, select the layer witch contain the image you want to be affected. Then add the layer effect "Colour Overlay"(Fx Icon at the the bottom of the layer box). You can then pick the colour you want. Once you have a colour, change the blend mode roll down menu to "Colour" instead of "Normal". You would see that effect applied directly on the photo. Adjust the colour till your heart is content. Note that the same technique also work in Photoshop.

 

Option C

In Affinity Designer (If you have it), place your image in a document (File -> place), then apply a colour to it, the same way you would to a plain rectangle or shape. Voilà! 

 

Note for Print Production

"As far as I know", these are just "effects". Meaning that you still end up with an RGB or CMYK image at the end. This will not allow you to separate your colours into two specific pantone inks or adjust the curve for how the colours are blended. If you tackle two, three, or four custom inks job, with metallic colours while I'm at it, and want to create mixed inks "photos", you might want to keep photoshop a while longer. Sad. 

 

I haven't tested Affinity Designer yet to see to what extent pantone colours are actually supported, or to see it it will honour a multichannel PSD/EPS. But as far version 1.5.3 goes, I think that true duotone/multichannel photos are still to come. Pleeeease correct me if I'm wrong!

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