But every now and then, hand-crafting a photo ends up with a pleasant look that I wish to be able to recreate. Such as this one (and no, it doesn't happen all too often;). It's a preset with a hearty amount of color manipulation and Split Toning on top of it, and I found it works best for forest or at least groups of trees where the dominating colors of the source material are green/yellow and brown/red. Check it out:
The tiny little ZIP archive (right-click, Save Link As) contains two versions: one plain preset, the other one with Lightroom's Auto Toning. Unzip the files and add them to Lightroom: switch to the Develop module, expand the Presets section in the left-hand sidebar, right-click and select Import from the pop-up menu.
As usual, the preset is merely a starting point, you should adjust Tone, Tone Curve etc. to your liking. The majority of tweaks is in the HSL panel and Split Toning. Feel free to tweak and mangle!
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