Monday Presets – Holiday Slideshows

In the spirit of the holidays I’m switching gears this week to a holiday preset for the Slideshow module. I’m sure plenty of you will be taking photos during the holidays. Naturally, your family expects to see these photos right away. OK, they want them in 5 minutes right? Well, once you’ve imported the photo, jump over to the Slideshow module and show ‘em off in style. Step 1) Download these two backgrounds and place them on your desktop. Step 2) Position your Lightroom window in a way so you can see both Lightroom and the desktop. Step 3) Turn on the Background Image option in the Slideshow module. Then drag the background over the little thumbnail area on that panel. It’ll pop up as a background image for your slideshow. Try resizing your actual photo as well so you can see more of the background if you want. It’ll add that extra bit of holiday spirit as your family, friends, or clients look at the photos. Enjoy!

Click here to see a sample of the preset.
Click here to download the holiday backgrounds

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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6 Comments

  1. Oh, and you can make your own presets by clicking on ADD (down left) create a template, add the background image, and then right-click on the template and choose ‘update with current settings’.

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  2. Thanks Matt for all of the hard work. These are very cool. Keep it up.

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  3. These look great! I had no idea how to do this..thank you

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  4. Very Nice abd Appropriate for the Season! Why, when I double clicked on “Double Click here to set text” could I not enter any text? Puzzling! Nice tip. Thanks, Matt

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  5. very good Matt. Perfect for my winter photos. This preset is the only preset for Slidshows, i found on the web. Do you (or anyone else) have some other killer presets for slideshows?

    Thanx in advance.

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