7.4. Adding a Color Tint

Adding a color tint to a black and white photo has long historical precedent in traditional photography. I remember using tea bags to tint my silver halide prints! Who can forget the smell of the chemicals we used to create Sepia-colored prints? Anyway, it's a lot easier with Lightroom, believe me.

In the spirit of starting with the easiest method, let's turn our attention to the presets that ship with Lightroom, which can be used to color tint either a black and white or color image. The two most obvious ones are called Sepia Tone and Antique Grayscale. Another less obvious one is Cyanotype. These presets are available in the contextual menu, the Library module's Quick Develop pane, and in the Develop module's Lightroom Presets pane, where you can get a preview of the preset by hovering your cursor over it. If you have the Navigator pane open, the preview will reflect the changes (as it has done here when I passed my cursor over Sepia Tone). Figure 7-20 To apply the preset, simply click on the preset name.

Figure 7-20. Figure 7-20

Using White Balance Tint Control

Another way to create a color tint from a color image is to simply change the White Balance Tint slider control, found in the Basic pane of the Develop module. Moving the Tint slider to the left shifts the colors to green, while sliding them to the right shifts the colors to magenta. Figure ...

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