STEP BY STEP
Tint your photos
1 Adjust the exposure
Take TYLR40.dng into the Develop module. In the Basic panel, click on the Black & White tab to desaturate the photo. The histogram shows a lack of midtone detail. Drag Exposure to +0.30 to brighten things up. Raise the Contrast slider to +29 and drop Highlights to -50.
2 Improve the contrast
The tree stands out where it overlaps the sky, but the rest of the detail is lost in a mass of midtones. Drag Shadows up to +27 to lighten the foreground. By dragging Clarity up to +80 you increase midtone contrast and reveal textures in the mossy rocks and blades of grass.
3 Tint the highlights
To add washes of colour to the shadows and highlights, toggle open the Split Toning tab. In the Highlights section, drag Saturation to 26. By default this adds a red tint. Click on the swatch icon to sample a new colour, or drag the Hue slider to 60 to add a wash of sepia.
4 Adjust the balance
Set the Shadows Saturation slider to 14 to reveal a little colour in the darker areas. Drag Hue to 240 for a subtle wash of purple. We now have a warmer sky that contrasts with the colder colours in the foreground. Drag Balance left to -49 to make the purple dominant.