Free Lightroom Presets – Wedding Day


Here’s an update to some older presets. See, Iím always dissecting ďlooksĒ that I find in photos, and Iíve seen this one for a while now. I named it Wedding Day because thatís mostly what I see the effect used on Ė wedding photos shot outdoors in the afternoon. Itís got a very subtle warm-reddish look to it with a slight vignette. After playing with a bunch of sliders, I settled upon some white balance changes as well as some changes in the Split Toning panel. Itís also got some changes to Vibrance and Saturation for a slightly desaturated look. It sounds like a lot, but I think the effect is pretty subtle overall (at least compared to some of my other presets). Also, while itís named Wedding Day, youíll see in the sample below that it works just fine on non-couple photos too

Once you apply it, you can tweak the look by changing your Tint and Temperature sliders (move Tint to the right for more red). And of course the overall Exposure will change the look too. I find it works well with a slightly darker overall exposure and if your photo isnít too warm to start with (if itís already a warm photo, the preset tends to make the skin too red Ė in which case, just move Temp/Tint sliders to the left).

Hereís a few samples.
(photos compliments of iStockphoto.com and Fotolia.com)

Hope you enjoy. Have a good one!

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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15 Comments

  1. Hey Hi. Could you double check those presets. I get a message that there is not a program to open them…Thanks

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    • You have to go to user preset on Development menu in Lightroom and right click select import and find the file you downloaded.

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  2. Hi Matt.

    Could you double check those presets. I have never had a problem before but when I click on the downloaded file I get : Safari can’t open the file.

    Safari can’t open the file “Wedding Day-2 Irtemplate” because no available application can open it.

    Thanks

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  3. Hi Matt.

    Could you double check these presets.

    I get a message that there is no application to open them…Thanks

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  4. Very nice – “subtle” on some days seems in short supply in this world where we’ve all got digital post-proc.-powers — aka nice presets, the mildly toned-down sat. is perfect – thank you and cheers, sir. :)

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  5. Hi,
    many many thanks for your presets :-)

    Cheers
    Ralf

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  6. When I extract the file it’s only one preset. I thought it was suppose to be three?

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  7. Thanks very much for the presets

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  8. Hey! I’ve used this preset with my Lightroom 3 and loved it. I now have Lightroom 5. Is there a way to use it in Lightroom 5?

    Thanks!

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  9. Great guide, may help me with my photo booth business.

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  10. Comment : Presets great, thank you for sharing

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  11. Beautiful preset! Many thanks! Look forward to checking out more of your presets and Lightroom know how in the future.

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