As you may know, we’re getting ready to launch Exposure 7 soon*. With all the fanfare of the new bells and whistles coming down the pike, it can sometimes be easy to overlook the subtleties of the work going on behind the scenes to improve the product. One such example is the Split Toning preset section, which we decided needed a complete overhaul in order to render the effects in a more subtle and aesthetically pleasing way. Authenticity is key for us, so we have made sure the effects look as realistic and, therefore, as useful as possible.
For our research into split toning, the team dived into the theory and practice of darkroom techniques for toning monochrome images using different chemicals. Getting such effects going the traditional route requires some pretty painstaking work with careful diligence to chemistry and timing. Luckily for us, getting similar results in Exposure is relatively quick and easy (and far less messy).
Here are a few examples from the 20+ presets for split toning shipping in Exposure 7.