The Power of Split Toning in Lightroom

Lightroom has a lot of great tools for editing your photos and putting your creative touch on your work, but one that gets a little less attention than some of the more common functions is the split toning panel. Nonetheless, it is a great way to add a personal touch to your images and develop your own style. This great video will show you how to take advantage of the split toning panel in Lightroom for your landscape images.

Coming to you from Mark Denney, this excellent video will show you the power of the split toning panel in Lightroom. When I was new to photography, I did not touch the split toning function for a long time, but once I learned how it worked, I started using it on almost every one of my images, and I still do to this day. Put simply, split toning is a method of color grading in which you can add a specific color and a precise saturation to the highlights and an entirely different color and saturation to the shadows. It's a fantastic way to create mood in a photo and add a personal touch. Check out the video above for the full rundown.

And if you really want to dive into landscape photography, check out "Photographing The World 1: Landscape Photography and Post-Processing with Elia Locardi." 

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Mark Stutzel's picture

Thank you, that was helpful. I have only used those sliders rarely, it was nice to see some specific examples of how to use them properly.

This is helpful, thank you. I am still using Lightroom but I have attempted to migrate over to Capture One. All the Capture One tutorials go on about "color grading", as if it is an exclusive feature to Capture One, but from what I understand it's not much different from split toning in Lightroom?