How to use Split Toning to in Adobe Lightroom

Split toning in Lightroom is simple and effective technique to boost colour in your photography.   It can be used in all types of photography.  I find I get the best results in my travel images, especially when boosting sunshine colours.

Below is a shot I took at the entrance of the Kafka Museum in Prague, nothing special but it is ideal for highlighting how easily you can improve your images with this split toning technique.

Before split toning:  Outside the Kafka Museum in Prague.

Before split toning:  Outside the Kafka Museum in Prague.

In order to add a bit of summer sunshine to your photo you need to add yellows and oranges to your split toning.  Simply click the box next to Highlights and Shadows and choose our colour.  You don’t have to be too accurate with your choices as you can use the saturation and balance sliders to fine tune.  I should say that I very rarely go over 20 in saturation - I mostly use between 5 and 15 saturation as the intensity can be too overwhelming.

Split tone settings
After spli toning:  the image nowlooks has a a summer sunshine feel.  Note the increased orange and yellow tones on the walls and ground

After spli toning:  the image nowlooks has a a summer sunshine feel.  Note the increased orange and yellow tones on the walls and ground