Split-Toning


Crimson ShineI was playing around today with an image I took at Merriments Gardens in East Sussex.  As soon as I saw the image I knew I wanted to create a monochrome image of this tulip… I loved the shine on the petals.

Anyway after processing the image I thought about playing around with the Split Toning Panel in Lightroom. Originally the tulip was a red colour so I kept my image to crimson shades.

Crimson Shine
A photograph of a tulip taken at Merriments Gardens in East Sussex, processed in B&W with Crimson Split Toning

I love how the split-toning gave a shine to the photograph, so I decided to take it one step further and thought about a purple tulip.  So I altered the values of the split-toning to create a purple tulip

Crimson Shine
A photograph of a tulip taken at Merriments Gardens in East Sussex, processed in B&W with Crimson Split Toning

 

And then I thought about a gold looking tulip… so again I just played around with the colours in the split-toning panel

Crimson Shine
A photograph of a tulip taken at Merriments Gardens in East Sussex, processed in B&W with Crimson Split Toning

It is surprising how playing around with split-toning can turn a monochrome photograph into a toned colour photo.  Below are the values I used for each photograph.

 

 

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