by Julieanne Kost

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January 11, 2011

Today I am sharing my Split Tone panel presets.  Like yesterday, these presets are really simple. The first one “*Auto B/W Mix “will convert the image to B/W using Lightroom’s default conversion. You will want to click this first if you are trying to create a single color toned image. (Note:  I didn’t include the B/W conversion within each preset because I thought some photographers might want to add a creative color cast to an image, instead of making it a single color toned image.) The second preset “*Reset” sets the image back to color. The third preset “*Sepia 40H 30S” is my personal favorite for creating a sepia tone image.

The rest of the presets set the Saturation slider (in the Shadows) to 20 and simply change the Hue Slider. For example, “Cyan H180 S20” has a hue that I think looks like cyan but because this is subjective, I have also added the exact Hue (in this case 180) and the saturation setting (S20).

Obviously from here you can customize them as you see fit, create  your own, and delete the one’s that you don’t want to use. Try experimenting adding Hue and Saturation to the Highlights and then changing the Balance Slider between the two. Play, and save a new preset when you see something that you like and may want to use again. Remember, these are only a starting point!

JKost Single Color Split Toning. Launch Lightroom and choose Lightroom > Preferences (Mac) or Edit > Preferences (Win). At the top of the dialog, click “Presets” and click the Show Lightroom Presets Folders button. Copy the “JKost Single Color Split Toning” folder into the “Develop Presets” folder.  It will then appear in the Presets panel in the Develop Module in Lightroom.

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