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continue from where we stopped the last time. The previous
article dealt with black-and-white photos and after
adjusting not only saturation but also hues, we got the
picture shown above.
If you find the result a bit boring after all and wish to
introduce a little color, you can easily turn it into a
so-called duotone photo.
this you’ll need Split Toning in Develop
section of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, and the controls found
there. With its help, the black-and-white photo can be colored
again, or at least two-colored.
First use both sliders of Saturation in
the window. Shift them to somewhere around the value 50.
At this point saturation value does not matter at all. What
is important is to see what happens in the picture, because
at 0 saturation value no change can be
seen at all. So let’s stick to 50-50 for
the time being.
comes the main step, defining the two basic colors. Use
the Hue slider for this. Under
Highlights you can set the hues of the brighter
colors, let’s choose a yellowish-brown color now. The Hue
slider under Shadow will influence the
color of the darker areas. Here we opted for a bluish hue.
You can also check the hue in the small windows encircled
By these settings, you have grounded the basic atmosphere
of the photo. All you still have to do is some fine tuning.
A delicate balance
tuning means setting the Balance of the
two colors and a more precise setting of Saturation.
Balance slider will define which of the
two colors should dominate. Saturation
will heighten or repress them. It’s totally up to you what
value you choose. We refined the balance to the benefit
of the dark blue, that is, the blue areas (Balance:
24), but pushed saturation a bit down (Shadows
Saturation: 42). At the same time we increased
the yellow a bit (Highlights Saturation: 82).
what we cooked up. Click the switch in
the upper left corner of Split Toning window
to shift between the original and the modified version,
but the changes will surely be obvious even without this.
Not a bad try! The dark areas got a homogenous bluish hue,
while the brighter areas now have a yellowish character
can now save the picture, or if you don’t like it, you can
keep experimenting with other hues.
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