Sunday, July 20, 2014

Learn How To Split Tone Black And White Photos In Adobe Lightroom 5 | Video Tutorial

Learn How To Split Tone Black And White Photos In Lightroom 5
   Do you feel like your B&W photography is getting a little boring? In this tutorial we explore the possibilities of using creative split toning on a B&W photo of a Lilly Flower and demonstrate ways that could inspire you to create your own work of art.

About this tutorial:

Are you looking for creative ways to express your black & white photos[1]? In this video tutorial I will show you how to use Lightroom 5's[2] Split Toning tool to add color to your image. This is a great way to add color to a photo, while still limiting your pallet set. This is  many cases can add a very elegant look to the photo. For this tutorial we first do our basic edits from lens corrections to noise reduction. Then we switch the picture to B&W in Lightroom and adjust our highlights and shadows and so one. After doing this we use split toning to add color to the shadows of our image. You can add any color you wish, and any intensity you wish. I choose red with a hint of orange for this tutorial.

The photo used in this tutorial is of a wild White Lily I have growing around my house here in the Philippines. I used my Canon EOS 70D[3] with the Sigma 17-70mm Macro Contemporary lens[4] and camera set to f/6.3, 1/320s, ISO 400 & focal length of 70mm (112mm on full frame). This allowed for a nice soft Bokeh[5] and still kept the image sharp in the wind, despite the outside getting dim with the sun starting to set.