Free Lightroom Preset – The Hangover Movie Look

WARNING: This preset contains photos and text that imply alcoholic consumption. If you’re under the age of 21 or otherwise offended by such photos and implications, then please leave this page… there’s nothing to see here.

Well, the movie season is gearing up and I snuck away last week to catch a sequel to what’s become one of the funniest movies I can remember, The Hangover. Needless to say the movie was great. But of course, being a Photoshop/Lightroom guy, we have to walk through the movie theater looking at the movie posters and thinking up ways to create the same effects. I thought The Hangover 2 made a great candidate. Now, even though the movie poster this is named after is the Hangover, you’ll find it’s just a fun preset that works great on photos taken outside during the day. It’s got a very warm summer-ish feel to it. There’s even a little green and some red added as well. One more thing: I found that after you apply it, try increasing the Exposure and Fill Light based on how dark your original photo was. The resulting photo is supposed to be fairly bright so you may need to make a couple of tweaks to get it there. Enjoy!

Here’s a few samples. (click to see it larger).

(note: images courtesy of iStock.com)

• Click here to download the preset.

To install:
1) Unzip the preset zip file on to your desktop. Then double click the .LRTEMPLATE file to install
OR
1) Unzip the preset zip file on to your desktop
2) Go to the Develop module. NOTE: YOU MUST BE IN THE DEVELOP MODULE
3) Go to the Presets panel on the left. Right click anywhere in it and choose “Import”.
4) Select the .lrtemplate files you unzipped in Step 1 and click Import NOTE: DO NOT IMPORT THE ZIP FILE

Author: Matt K

Matt is a full time Education Director for the NAPP and Kelby Training. He's a best-selling author of various books on Photoshop and Photography co-hosts the live weekly photography talk show "The Grid" and is co-host of "Photoshop User TV". In his spare time he practices as a 1st degree black belt in Taekwondo and enjoys spending time with his family in Tampa, FL.

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22 Comments

  1. As always, thanks for the excellent preset. This one is kinda cool…..

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  2. Thanks again for a job well done. The preset will get used.

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  3. Thanks for the preset. I came at a perfect time for all those summer photos.

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  4. Matt – Thanks for these awesome presets. You rock!

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  5. You always have the best presets! Thankz

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  6. Thank you , I really like the color variation.

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  7. I’m not having any luck

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  8. Thanks for the preset.

    But the warning message about alcohol? Were u serious or just making a parody? :P

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  9. More preset goodness from Matt K.! Thanks, Matt…this one will be put to good use. I promise to use it responsibly and only while sober. ;)

    –John

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  10. need a skimpy bikini warning the next time. LOL

    Nice effects !

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  11. Greetings Preset Meister~

    I was looking at the presets that show up in the Develop Module in LR 3.4.1 and noticed that many of the Presets I have were not available. I located the missing presets using one of your postings on “what to do if you buy a new computer and want to move your presets”. So I found all my presets, Develop, Export and on to Watermarks. How do I make them available when I am in the application and each Module. Do I drag and drop them? I have quite the mess and I do not know exactly how I got here.

    Rocketman

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  12. Thank you , I really like the color variation.

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  13. Just download the file extract it and copy them to your Lightroom Presets folder..Enjoy and let me know your feedback!

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  14. Really awesome.
    Thank you Matt Sir for the preset…

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