What color do you like?
Beside genuine black and white, I prefer syan colors, i.e. blue.
I some time modify the color when I want give my images an additional feel.
This is the famous tower “Tokyo Skytree” in Tokyo, Japan. I was initially making this as a genuine black and white image, but just before I was about to publish it, I felt that something was missing.
I modified the tone curve and I found the bluish tone much fit the image.
Comparing with the original black and white version, how do you feel differently from both images?
The way to change the tone
RGB color curve
The easiest way to modify the tone is using RGB color curve.
If you don’t want to modify the entire of your image, use graduated filter. You’ve already familiar with the graduated filter when you want to darken the sky, haven’t you?
you can also use “Split Toning” when you can add another subtle tone to the highlight (or shadow). Remeber, this modify the whole highlights on your image.If you want to editing more precisely, more tiny space on your image, you’d better to go to Photoshop.
My “NEO OSAKA” was made by this filter techniques with much more precise manner.
The basic image was blue toned B&W image, then I added 4 different colors where I want to add.Especially I gave windows of center buildings color “yellow” in order to give the image subtle warm feeling.
There are various ways to change the tone. Just use them, play with them!
Experiment gains your experience. That’s what I always do.