Trying new techniques – Split Toning in Lightroom

The other day I was talking to a friend about a photographer and I took a look at their YouTube channel and saw a video on Split Toning. The video was about 6 years old and when I looked at my Lightroom it wasn’t there, but then I realised that Color Grading did the same thing.

Split Toning is where you put colours into the shadows and highlights. It is a technique which is used in a lot of movies. I like the effect it gives. The guy in the video was doing it on a black and white photo. I thought it looked fascinating and decided to try it on some of my rainforest images.

I think I need to explore more with the technique.

What do you think? Was it worth it?

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20 Comments

    1. I agree it can be fantastic. I like what you tell yourself, keep learning, we all are. I find less is more with this sort of thing. Thank you IJ.

  1. Definitely worth it, I really like the effect on these shots! I’d be tempted to try it but I don’t think my Elements software has such an effect and nor, on a quick look, does my go-to Nik Color Efex 🙁

    1. Thank you Sarah, it is a cool effect. I don’t know what those programs have sorry. I would think elements would have something.

  2. I had a go at it once and wasn’t happy with the results but perhaps I chose the wrong image. This works fine for you…in fact it really stands out really well. Excellent 👍

    1. It seems you have to choose the right image, so the tute I was following said. I don’t really know. I guess you just have to try it James and see what you get. Thank you so much.

    2. I think it is about playing around with images and seeing what you get. I got some gruesome ones when the colour was too strong.

    1. I love editing, I like seeing what I can do with images. But I get it if it isn’t your thing Margaret. I hope you enjoy seeing what others do. Thank you.

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