Posts tagged "Split Tone"

December 12, 2017

December Updates for Lightroom CC 

Lightroom CC has a number of updates including new Auto Tone settings, the Tone Curve and Split Tone Panels, the ability to change capture time, view images full screen and more.

The Auto Tone option in Lightroom CC has been completely reworked to help create more pleasing adjustments with a single click. Depending on the image, the Auto option will make changes to the following sliders:  Exposure, Contrast, Highlights, Shadows, Whites, Blacks, Saturation, and Vibrance.

Original image and with Auto adjustments applied.

The Split Tone panel has been added to the Effects panel and can be used to simulate traditional photographic techniques such as sepia tones or cyanotypes. It can also be used creatively to add color casts in the shadows and highlight of an image. Reposition the white circle left/right to shift the balance of color added to the shadows/highlights. In the example below shifting the circle to the right limits the sepia color to the darker (shadow) values.


The Parametric and Point Tone Curves has been added to the Light panel(next to the Auto button. For additional control, use the Point Curve to make changes to the individual RGB channels (to make color corrections or add creative color enhancements).

If you’ve ever forgotten to change the date and time on your camera when traveling across time zones, Lightroom CC can come to the rescue. Select one or more photos and click the pencil icon in the Info panel to edit the date and time.

Click the pencil icon.

Adjust the capture time.

In addition:

  • Tap the F key or navigate to View > Detail – Full Screen to view your photos in full screen.
  • Lightroom CC will now respect custom sort order in Albums created in Lightroom mobile or web. Note: the desktop application still does not have the ability to specify custom sort order on its own.
  • Lightroom CC now does a much better job of respecting the “Adjust Target Available Space” slider set in Preferences > Local Storage. And you can now elect to have Lightroom keep a copy of all Smart Previews locally.
  • In the Edit controls, you can now shift-click on a single slider to set their “auto” setting (including Whites and Blacks).
  • Command -Up Arrow (Mac) | Control -Up Arrow (Win) will increase flag status while Command -Down Arrow (Mac) | Control -Down Arrow (Win) will decrease flag status.
  • When migrating a Lightroom Classic catalog, color labels are converted to keywords, as before, but now have “Label_” before the keyword.
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November 21, 2016

One Image, Two Looks – Editing in Lightroom’s Develop Module

I wanted to share one more presentation – One Image, Two Looks – Editing in Lightroom’s Develop Module from Adobe MAX. Paul Burnett and I collaborated on this session entitled “One  Image, Two Looks”. We start with the same photograph and then walk through how we made specific edits using the Lightroom Develop module to achieve very different results.  Enjoy, and if you’re in the United States, I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. See you next week.2016_11_14turnleft

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June 19, 2015

Lightroom CC – Creating and Saving Presets in the Develop Module

In this video, Julieanne demonstrates how to create and apply presets to multiple files in Lightroom.

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July 30, 2013

Video Tutorial – Adding Special Effects in Lightroom 5

In this video Tutorial (Adding Special Effects in Lightroom 5), Julieanne explores the best way to convert images to black and white, as well as add tonal overlays, edge effects, selective coloring and film grain textures. Then, you’ll learn how to apply those effects to multiple files using Sync options and Presets.

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October 24, 2012

Video Tutorial – Toning Black and White Photographs

In this episode of The Complete Picture, Julieanne explains the best way to add a color tone to an image using the Split Tone and Tone Curve panels as well as demonstrates how to save presets to increase your productivity.

Single Color Toning

Single Color Toning using the Split Tone panel. Examples include the Original Auto B/W Mix, Antique, Blue, Mustard, Sepia Midtones, Sepia Shadows, Blue, Cyan, Green, Magenta, Orange, Purple, Red, and Yellow presets.

Although this video was recorded in Lightroom, the same techniques are available in Adobe Camera Raw in Photoshop CS6. Click to download the Toning presets for Lightroom 4 (  and Photoshop CS6 (PS_JKost

Note: here is an updated version of the Toning Presets for Lightroom 4 (Windows versions)JKostToningWin. I had use and asterisk in the file names which has now been changed to “0_” to keep the “reset” presets at the top of the list.

Color Toning using the Split Tone and Tone Curve panels. Examples include the Original Auto B/W Mix, Coffee Stain, Cyan/Yellow, Forest Horror, Orange/Yellow, Red/Cyan, Warm Strong, Warm Medium, Warm Subtle, Stark Winter, Warm Chocolate, and Weathered Marble presets.

To install: download and unzip the presets for Lightroom 4 or Photoshop CS6 (above) and place them in the following location:


• Mac (user)/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Lightroom/Develop Presets

• Win (user)/Application Data/Adobe/Lightroom/Develop Presets


• Mac(user)/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Camera Raw / Settings

• Win (user)/Application Data/Adobe/Camera Raw/Settings

If you are on a Mac running Lion, the Library menu is hidden by default. To reveal it, hold the option key down while selecting the “Go” menu in the Finder.

Note: The preset names differ slightly for each product as ACR does not support folders in the Presets tab and I wanted similar presets grouped together.

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June 23, 2011

LR3 – Split Toning Panel

•  Option (Mac) / Alt (Win) -drag the Hue slider in the Split Toning panel to temporarily view the colors at 100% saturation – making it easier to choose the desired color/hue. Then release the keyboard modifier and use the Saturation slider to dial in the desired amount of color.

•  Option (Mac) / Alt (Win) -drag the Balance slider in the Split Toning panel to temporarily preview the Split Tone saturation at 100% – making it easier to see where the colors split in the image.


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January 11, 2011

Single Color Split Toning Presets

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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June 7, 2010

Video Tutorial – Converting Images to Black and White in Lightroom 3

In this video tutorial, Julieanne demonstrates how to convert images to black and white, as well as add tonal overlays, edge effects, and film grain textures.

Note: This tutorial is part of the Lightroom 3 Getting Started Series.

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