Split Tone in Lightroom Classic CC
in this lesson, I'm going to show you the split toning option. So I've reset this photo if you want to follow along and basically what split toning is, is it's allowing you to play with the saturation and hue of the highlights in one way and then the shadows in another way. Remember when we did the huge saturation and luminous adjustments how you can adjust those different aspects by color? This is a similar way of doing it by exposure, but just splitting the highlights and the shadows. So let me just quickly show you what you can do. You can, if you drag the hue slider, nothing's going to happen until you drag the saturation up. So now if I drag the saturation up, let's just put it at 50 and then I drag the hue around. What's happening is it's adding this color tint, two of the highlights. So for this portrait, it's pretty wacky, but you can get some really creative looks. You know, something a little bit more natural, would be maybe adding some yellows that's kind of sepia tone to th...
eir And then if you want, you can adjust the shadows. So, again, if we just adjust the hue, nothing's going to happen. But if we first adjust the saturation then you can see what's actually happening. So, if we want sort of a yellow and a blue sort of look, we could do something like that and that gets you that more sort of creative look, creating your own sort of unique filters with this. Now, when would this actually be practical. Well, in terms of landscapes, when you're not shooting people, I find that this can look a little bit more natural. So let's go to this photo of the night sky and this includes the edits that I made before for the basic adjustments when we were learning about exposure, but say we want to play with the night sky and the highlights down below the night sky is more of the shadows. The highlights are more of the or the street is more of the highlights. So we could go by slider or you also have these two boxes here that our quick sort of ways to add a specific cut.