Free Lightroom 4 Presets – The Ultimate Fighter

I’ve been busy going through my old Lightroom 3 presets and updating them for Lightroom 4. I figured I’d start with the most popular ones and the Ultimate Fighter look was one of them. There’s 3 versions and while they seem to work best on dark dramatic photos, they work on brighter photos as well. It’s just got to be a photo that you want to add a dramatic gritty effect to (probably not a good family portrait effect). It also works great on other types of photos too, so give it a try on anything and see what you come up with. As always, your comments are welcome. Download ‘em and let me know what you think.

The Presets:
? Click here to download the presets.
? Here’s a video that’ll help you install and organize your presets.
? Here’s a couple of examples (click to see it larger).

Author: Matt Kloskowski

Matt is the full-time Director of Education for Kelby Media Group and a Tampa-based photographer. He's the Editor-in-Chief of Lightroom Magazine, the lead instructor on the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom LIVE Seminar Tour and author of several best-selling Photoshop books. Matt also hosts the world's top Lightroom blog, LightroomKillerTips.com, where he's built up a massive library of Lightroom videos, presets and tips. In addition to teaching Photoshop, Lightroom and photography seminars around the world, he's an instructor at Photoshop World and one of the full-time staff writers for Photoshop User Magazine.

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64 Comments

  1. Can’t unzip the file…says it is invalid :(

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      • umm…. the link gives me a 2.3K zip file which appears to be empty

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      • If you use a PC with windows you might have to rename the files. I got the error message too but when i renamed the files from “| medium” to “- medium” it worked fine!

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      • It’s saying it’s invalid for me as well. Windows 7.

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      • same Problem, cant extract the files

        Error report:
        ! C:UsersPhotoshopAppDataLocalTempultimatefighter2.zip: can not create The Ultimate Fighter | Light.lrtemplate.

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      • Same here Matt, I just clicked on the link from Firefox and the “ultimatefighter2.zip” is showing as only 2.3KB. I will try a different browser.

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      • Same problem – the zip is empty. Tried it twice – same result. Tried in both IE and Chrome.

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      • The zip file is valid but the file names aren’t. At least not in Windows. In Windows you cannot have the pipe-character ( | ) in a filename.
        When I extract the file using Winrar, that program raises an error message but also replaces the pipe character with an underscore. I don’t know if other do that trick.

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      • Unfortunately, for me, the zip file comes up empty when I try to download it. There is a file there, but its empty of any content.

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      • Matt, the preset filenames are illegal on Windows (because of the | character) so Winzip refuses to extract them…

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      • I have tried several time to download and open but I get an invalid file message as well. I have downloaded other presets with no problems. On another point are you going to update your sureal edge preset as it would be my most used one.

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      • The Zip file is valid but the file names aren’t. At least not in Windows. In Windows you cannot have the pipe-character ( | ) in a filename. When I extract the file using Winrar, that program raises an error message but also replaces the pipe character with an underscore. I don’t know if other do that trick.

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      • I just got the same error. When I tried to extract the file it says it’s empty

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      • I downloaded the file 3 times. It shows a 2.6mb file, but its empty. :(

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    • I had the same problem.

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    • Not working for me either. Tried a couple different times today, even tried downloading with different browsers.

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    • I, too, got the “invalid” message. Tried 3 times. No previous problems with downloads.

      Hmmmm.

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    • More info – the Zipped folder says it is downloaded but there are no files to extract.

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    • Worked fine 4me! Thanks Matt

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  2. Presets are nice, but what combination of settings was used to achieve this effect and build the preset?

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  3. Matt, what are you changing or adding to your LR4 revised presets?

    what is most often going to be different about them?

    Ron

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    • Matt,

      Ron has a great question… that could be a post on its own… :)

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      • Matt,

        I have a question maybe you can help me out.

        I need to figure out how to change the default edit in Photoshop to my most current version. Right now its using an earlier version, before it wasn’t really an issue. I had just created an alternate edit in, but I am finding that I am not benefiting from being able to open as smart object, as layers ect. In looking in the registry I see that the previous version of Photoshop has also a current version entry and my most current version does not. would you think that deleting the older versions current version entry and creating the same entry for the most current version would correct this?

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  4. Thanks for the presets, Matt. I just tried to download this one too, and it said the file was invalid. Tried it twice…..

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  5. I’m having the same trouble as Ronnie. Have tried two different browsers about 5 times total and it says the file is invalid. Any suggestions?
    Thanks!

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  6. So after I’ve downloaded them and unzipped the file there’s nothing in it. :S

    Is it just me?

    M

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  7. I’ve downloaded the zip a few times and I keep getting a 2.6kb empty zip file.

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  8. I’m having the same issue unzipping the preset it shows as invalid. Tried downloading it twice.

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    • I was having the same issue downloading via FireFox, so I used Internet Explorer to download and it worked fine.

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  9. Thanks for making these available. I am having a problem… the zip file is empty. ultimatefighter2.zip downloads ok but there is nothing inside.

    -Luis

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  10. I also cannot unzip the files .. same message as Ronnie.

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  11. Winzip Pro on WinXP reports an invalided filename

    On Win 7 does not open it

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  12. I’m getting an empty folder when I download.

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  13. I can download ‘em but I can’t save them. wondering if it is due to the “|” symbol. I am a PC user.

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  14. File downloads and is a mere 3 kb in size. Zip file is empty….

    Bob

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  15. compressed file empty. tried numerous times. shows zip file size at only 2.3kb

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  16. Matt, like Ronnie I can’t unzip the file since there is nothing in the Zip file

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  17. Hey Matt,

    Same problem as Ronnie. I’ve downloaded several times with no success. It’s like the zip is empty, so it errors out as invalid.

    I’ll try again tomorrow…

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  18. Preset looks great, but like Ronnie I get an error trying to unzip the file saying that it’s invalid. The zipped file actually doesn’t look like it contains any compressed files on my Windows 7 machine. I’ve never had issues unzipping/installing your other presets (just tried some of your other ones) so I’m wondering if there is something funky about these particular files. Thanks for your great presets and tutorials! Keep up the great work :)

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  19. Same as Ronnie. Downloaded and says “Invalid” The folder appears empty, file size is 2.62k.

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  20. These are great. I’m glad to start building my library of presets built for LR4. Thanks, Matt.

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  21. Not sure why, but I can’t open it either… the folder is empty when I double click on it, and when i right click and “extract” it says the file is invalid…. ?

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  22. The zip is EMPTY. There are no files inside. Hmmm?

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  23. Still getting an empty zip folder.

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  24. I just downloaded it and the files were there. I’m using Chrome. To save a file in Chrome, right-click the download link and click “Save Link As…” Then, choose where you want to place the Zip. =)

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  25. Ooh, ooh, pick me! :-) Glad to read the update to the file naming.

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  26. Even using Chrome, the file wont open……wrong type of file

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  27. Hey Guys….At least I’m not the only one who can’t get the files……makes me feel a little bit better.

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  28. Has the question of the empty folder been answered? I’m on Windows Vista and I don’t see any files to change names on.

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  29. Turns out Windows 7 extract utility has issues with this archive. I used Peazip and was finally able to get it to download and extract.

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  30. Saludos, la solucion al problema al extraer los archivos es: -> Ingresen al archivo ZIP y a cada archivo borren el caracter ” | ” , luego ya pueden extraerlo sin problema!. Felicidad

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  31. Greetings, the solution to the problem is to extract the files: -> enter the ZIP file and each file delete the character “|”, then we can extract it without problem!. happiness

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  32. Who cares. It’s not THAT great.

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  33. Use Winrar…windows unzip util doesn’t work for these files.

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