In simple terms split toning is the process of adding different colours to the shadows and the highlights of an image. By experimenting with different Lightroom split toning combinations it's possible to create more emotive colour palettes or replicate various photographic effects. Split toning is perfect for vintage film processing, advanced black and white techniques, and also controlling colour when desaturating.
The basic steps include:
In my image above I have used cooler blue tones in the shadow areas, and then very soft warmer yellow tones in the highlights. Remember to keep the effects subtle, they always look better!
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