Posts tagged "Tone Curve"

October 24, 2012

Video Tutorial – Toning Black and White Photographs

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.

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 (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.

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:

Lightroom

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

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

Photoshop

• 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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September 18, 2012

Greater Accuracy with the Tone Curve

When working with the Point Curve (in the Tone Curve panel in Lightroom 4), it can be difficult to set a point on the curve and just nudge it up or down ever-so-slightly. Instead, use the Targeted Adjustment Tool to click on the tone that needs to be changed in the image area .This will set a point on the curve. Then, use the arrow keys to nudge the point into place. Add the shift key to move the point in greater increments.

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September 17, 2012

Resetting Lightroom’s Tone Curve

As many of you know, double-clicking on the name of a slider (on a panel in Lightroom’s Develop module) will reset the slider to its default value. Although this might have been obvious to you, it had to be pointed out to me that in order to reset the Point Curve (in the Tone Curve panel) you simply need to double-click on the words “Point Curve”. (I was trying to drag the individual points off of the curve, which was taking much longer!)

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