Presets – Summer Haze 2

I’m bringing back the summer haze preset from last year with a few changes. I know it’s not technically summer yet but Memorial Day is here in the US and, ever since I was a kid, that signifies “summer is here” (and if you live in Florida like I do, the torrential rain we’ve had every day for the last few days should already have you in that summery mood).

This was one of my favorite presets from last year. Its just a really cool effect to get that summery, warm, hazy feeling in a photo. The preset adjusts the white balance, Vibrance, Saturation, and Split Toning sliders. I even tossed in a bit of a Tone Curve adjustment on it in the Shadows since the other settings seemed to muddy the photo up a bit, and I thought it needed some more blacks to bring back the contrast. It works great on fun-styled outdoor portraits and even makes a pretty nifty wedding effect. Enjoy!

Click here to see a sample of the preset.
Click here to download Matt’s Summer Haze Preset
Click here to see a video on how to install presets.

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. It’s one of my favorite presets too. Great this update.

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  2. Another great preset. Thank you.

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  3. In other news, it snowed six inches overnight.

    Thanks a lot. Bloody Floridians….

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  4. Thank you. Great preset. This certainly brings a nice warmth to Seattle.

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  5. Thank you, Matt!

    I can see many possibilities for this preset. Thanks for sharing it with us!

    Rick

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  6. Awesome! Just had an informal kids shoot last week that this works awesome on! Thanks a ton and great entertaining post {as usual}.
    Mike

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  7. I just wanted to drop by and say thanks for all the helpful teachings in Lightroom. I’ve gotten pretty comfortable with it and I’d say the majority of my workflow is done in there now. Cheers,-M

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  8. Thanks so much for this update to the preset. I love them. I use them. I have all of your presets.

    Larrytee

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  9. Hi Matt,
    Wish we could sell/export some of our Summer Haze here in Savannah:-)
    Great tip, though.
    Thanks
    Bryan

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  10. Good stuff, Matt!

    Hey, weren’t you going to email me something…when we were eating lunch that day? Never got anything.

    Jeff

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  11. Matt,
    When using presets, is there a way to layer presets with out effecting the previous preset layer?

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  12. Hi Matt!

    I just attempted to download this preset. I don’t know exactly how it happened, but in doing this I lost all of my (your) presets in the Develop mode as well as in the Export Mode. Also, the “Presets” title is now missing? How can I get these back? Thanks! I love your presets and miss them!

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  13. why can’t I see the donwload instruction video? It says ” Comments closed” when clinkg on the link

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