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Free Split Toning Presets for Lightroom

Note: Be sure to check out our other free Lightroom presets.

Split toning generally refers to introducing two complimentary colors into the highlights and shadows of image. You can split tone both color and black and white images. Split toning is a fun and creative way to change the look and feel of your images.

20 Free Split Toning Presets for Lightroom!
You’re going to love these split toning presets! There are 20 split toning presets are included in this collection. These presets have been designed to work in all versions of Lightroom and include split tone color, black and white and high contrast versions:

(1) Magenta-Yellow, (2) Orange-Blue, (3) Red-Cyan (4) Yellow-Blue and (5) Yellow-Green.

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Using the Split Toning Presets
These split toning presets look awesome on all types of portraits; however also try them on landscape and abstract images!

As with any Lightroom presets, you may have to fine tune the initial settings to match the look and feel your’re after. Pay close attention to the Exposure, Highlights and Blacks settings in the Basic Panel and the Lights/Darks settings in Tone Curve Panel making adjustments as needed.

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How to Install the Split Toning Presets (it’s easy!)
The Lightroom Split Toning presets are available as a downloadable zip file. Download the file onto your desktop (or someplace convenient). You should now have a folder named “F-Stop Spot LR Split Toning.zip” on your desktop. Unzip the zip file onto your desktop. Open the folder you just unzipped and look for a sub-folder named “F-Stop Spot LR Split Toning”.


To install the presets, open Lightroom and navigate to either the Library or Develop Module. Next click Edit -> Preferences from the top menu to open the preferences dialog window. Click on the Presets tab (at the top) and then Show Lightroom Presets Folder. Your computer’s file explorer window should pop open. Open the Lightroom folder and then open the Develop Presets folder.

Save the sub-folder named “F-Stop Spot Split Toning” (that is within the main folder you just unzipped) inside the Develop Presets folder. Now you must close and re-open Lightroom for the presets to show up. You will find the presets in the left panel under the Develop Module.

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Don’t Buy Your Lightroom Presets!
It doesn’t make any sense to pay for Lightroom presets when there are so many high quality ones available online for free. We carefully construct and test our Lightroom presets on a variety of images before releasing them. The best part is that they’re always free! Check out the rest of our Lightroom presets here.

About the Author: Steve Paxton lives with his wife and two children in the Seattle area. Steve has been a photographer for over 20 years. His experience ranges from wedding and portrait work to landscape photography.

Steve owns and manages the F/Stop Spot; a website dedicated to supporting photographers of all skill levels. You can find more of Steve’s work at Paxton Portraits.

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