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.
Posts tagged "Split Tone"
In this episode of The Complete Picture (Toning Black and White Photographs in Lightroom 4 ), 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.
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 (JKost_Toning.zip) and Photoshop CS6 (PS_JKost Toning.zip).
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.
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.
• 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.
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.
In this video tutorial (Converting Images to Black and White in Lightroom 3), 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.