Lightroom Presets – Wedding Fairytale Glow

Hey everyone. Hope you had a great weekend. I just got back from from shooting the Grand Tetons in Jackson Hole, WY (photos and report to follow this week) and had an absolute great time. For the most part the weather was awesome and I’m really happy with the photos I got.

Anyway, here’s an update to an old preset I released way back. It was a really popular one and it needed an update for Lightroom 4 pretty bad since it looks totally different. You’ll find this one works best on portraits (hopefully the name implies that) and photos that tend to be brighter in nature (notice the sky is blown out in the before version already). There’s also two versions of it. One with a bright edge for photos that have lots of bright sky behind them. And one with a darker edge for everything else. But of course, give it a try on anything. That’s the cool thing about presets – they’re easy to try and easy to undo if you don’t like it. Let me know what you think.

Here’s the before/after:

Of course there’s always more random photography and industry stuff over on my personal blog at www.mattk.com.
Have a good one!

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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8 Comments

  1. Hi Matt, Been trying to get an answer from you on this but just haven’t caught you yet. I have LR4 but like ACR as I started using it first and am more familiar with it.
    As far as the presets are concerned Thanks for all of them …. do you know if anyone is doing something similar with ACR? All of your presets would be great if they were made to work with ACR. I have looked around NAPP as I am a Member but can’t find anything.
    Thanks for all that you do for helping us.
    Phil

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  2. I loved the old version and stoppped using it when the LR4 came out.
    Gonna download this one for sure.
    But I do think you should add a brush preset to retrieve some of the details lost in the beautiful wedding dress. I have done one preset for that myself.

    Keep up the good work! Love your presets (well, most rof them at least)

    /Stefan

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  3. Your previews look nice, but I’m getting only a corrupted Zip file. Let’s see what others say….

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  4. What are the manual steps behind the magic ‘auto-macro’? Contrast, brightness, white fade from edges into center, , , , ?

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  5. I have to say I am extremely grateful to you! Your presets are simply amazing and make working on Lightroom a breeze. Thank you so much!

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