I would like to make a preset in Lightroom that would match the tone I have in an image.
I have an image I made that has a sepia like tone. I made this in the past and I don’t remember the procedure I used to tone it, be it with Photoshop, Lightroom or a third party software.
I can identify the tone in photoshop, even make a swatch of it, and see what it’s HSL values are.
Is there a way I can take this swatch or the toned image (I do have the HSL values) and bring it into Lightroom and make a preset of the tone so I can use it on other images. I prefer to not make this preset with visual comparision to the toned image, but be more exact and “do it by the numbers”.
I’d appreciate any suggestions on how to approach this.
“do it by the numbers” - I do not think it can be done in Lightroom!
To apply the tone to an image in LR-
Window both Lightroom and Photoshop side-by-side on your monitor-
Have the original 'toned' image opened and visible in the Photoshop window,
Have the new image with the "Split Toning" panel showing in Lightroom
Choose the color picker box (for highlights)
Select the color picker 'dropper'
Click and hold the mouse button on the color picker window then
slide the mouse cursor onto the original 'toned' image, and let go the mouse button.
This will sample the tone from the original and apply it to highlights in the image you are developing.
Repeat the procedure for shadows if needed.
Make a preset!
Well said and nicely done. That answers it for me.