Step 2: Split Toning in Camera RAW
Split Toning is the easiest way to give a very colorful effect to your photos.
Split toning involves tinting the shadows of an image in one color and the highlights in another color. Although mostly applied to black and white images, this method can quite successfully be used on color images.
In the image, I kept the image colored and applied Split Toning.
It has three sections which are Highlights, Balance, and Shadows.
In the Highlights section, if you change the Hue slider, the highlights of the image will have a hue of that color.
The same goes with the Shadows slider.
Note: You must drag the Saturation first at least to 10 before you slide the Hue slider. This is because, if Saturation is 0 then you won’t see any difference if you drag the Hue slider.
In the Balance slider, you can set the balance between highlights and shadows. I have set it to 35% which means that whatever is less than 35% brighter than the absolute mid point, will be considered as the highlight.
Step 3: Lens Correction in Camera RAW
This tab is used to correct all the defects that a lens add.
Let me explain each slider one by one.
- Distortion Amount: Even lenses worth of $2,000 distorts the image. They make the image blobbed in the middle which disturbs the lining of the images. Use this slider to remove the blobbiness.
- Defringe: In some images, you see either a purple or green line around the edges of things in your image. Generally, these lines are noticeable only when you zoom in the image. This defringe slider helps you to remove it.
- Vignette: You already know what a vignette it. It’s the black or white circular shape which fades into its background without a definite border. You can either add or remove vignette using this slider. Drag it to the right to remove and drag it to the left to add.