Lightroom Presets – Fall Color

A couple of weeks ago I was out in the Colorado mountains photographing fall color (I posted some photos on my personal blog here). This past week I was in Portland, OR doing my Lightroom seminar and the colors were starting to change there as well. So I thought it was definitely time to post some Lightroom fall color presets for the season.

As I processed my fall photos I realized that I usually make the same tweaks to many of the photos. Whenever that happens, it makes it a perfect candidate for a preset. You can download the presets (they’re free) below. Also, here’s a few quick before and afters so you can get an idea how they look:

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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27 Comments

  1. Thank you for these great presets and informative video. The tutorial is very well thought-out and organized and it’s perfectly paced. You’re also extremely articulate and easy to understand.

    Thank you again!

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    • do these not work on lightroom for MAC? how to import into lightroom 5 for MAC?

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      • Yep, they work just fine. Did you watch the video in the post on how to install?

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  2. Hey Matt,

    Are these identical to the ones to did last year? I have the ones you did a while back. Do I need to download these?

    Dennis

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    • Hey Dennis – Yep, they’re pretty close. I may have made a couple of tiny changes, but I still use the same ones for the most part.

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      • Hey Matt,

        I decided to check them out and you did make some improvements over the LR 4 presets. So, I’ve installed the new ones! They work GREAT by the way! :-)

        Dennis

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  3. Thank you for the nice peesets. I’m in Michigan now shooting foliage and water. Look forward to using them.

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  4. Thanks Matt, always love your presets!

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  5. Thank you for these Beautiful Presets…

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  6. Thanks Matt. Almost exactly one year since you gave us fall presets last time. Perfect timing because we are just hitting the prime color season.

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  7. Its great to have good presets. I have some major ones, that I tweak every now and then and one of them pretty much always works..
    Nice photos..

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  8. Dzi?ki Matt :) Jak zwykle Twoje ustawienia s? doskona?e, kolorystyka wprost zniewala. Nie umiem bez nich si? obej??. Bez Twoich ustawie? ?wiat jest szaro-bury a z nimi…. niebo na ziemi :)

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  9. Matt, thanks for sharing your presets. One question: how do I figure out how you adjusted the various settings, so I can learn what has been adjusted to cause the changes?

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    • Thanks Mike. You could look at the sliders and see which ones aren’t at 0. That’s about it other than opening the preset file in a text editor and looking at the code that makes it.

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  10. Nice fall presets Matt! I have tried a bunch of your presets and they all work great. Sometimes I leave the results as is, other times I tweak them a bit…. They help inspire an approach to the post processing of my photos a great deal. Thank you!

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  11. matt what is the password?

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  12. matt … sorry confused me is another file adobe premiere, confused me
    thanks anyway are very good

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  13. Hye Matt.. why i can’t import the PRESET.? it said
    Error Importing
    “lightroom_fall_colour_preset.zip”.
    the preset file was the wrong type of preset.

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    • Don’t forget to unzip the file first. Lightroom doesn’t import .zip files :)

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  14. Matt,

    I have moved to Adobe’s photography deal and now have LR5.6. Ref importing existing presets. If they are in lrtemplate format then they import straight into LR no problem. But I notice that some free downloads tagged for LR 5 are in fact RAW presets in .XMP format and these won’t import.

    Questions: I am downloading the wrong files or am I missing something? Can these RAW presets be converted to the lrtemeplate format and imported. Or is there another way to use the free presets. Thanks in Advance.

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    • Hey John. Yes, those are the wrong type of presets. They’re for Camera Raw, not Lightroom. Lightroom presets are the .lrtemplate files that you mentioned.

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