Presets – Fairytale Glow
Dec07

Presets – Fairytale Glow

I want to give a big thanks to everyone who provided some names for today’s preset. I’m actually using a combination of two names that were suggested – Fairytale Glow. I’m really happy with the way that this one came out. I find it 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). But give it a try...

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Presets – Wedding Fantasy
Nov30

Presets – Wedding Fantasy

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Presets – Lightroom 3 Grain
Nov02

Presets – Lightroom 3 Grain

A couple of weeks ago, Adobe released a beta version of Lightroom 3. Among the new features is a grain effect that people have been asking for to simulate film grain. So I figured what better candidate for a new preset then some grain effects. They’re pretty straightforward and there’s 3 versions of the effect from Light, to Medium to Heavy. I purposely left off any black and white, lomo, or cross-process settings (which...

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Presets – Standard Print Sizes
Sep15

Presets – Standard Print Sizes

On the heels of a few related printing questions lately, I realized its actually not quite as intuitive to set up a print for say a standard 8×10 or even 5×7. I’m not talking about photos in a picture package, but just one 8×10 photo per page. So I went ahead and created a few presets for some of them. Its not all of them but its a start and I’ll be updating them over the coming weeks. Right now I’ve...

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Presets – More Retouching Presets
Aug17

Presets – More Retouching Presets

Today I’ve got an update to some older retouching presets I created for the Adjustment Brush in Lightroom 2. On an interesting “retouching” side-note (and one that I promise I did not plan) Scott Kelby wrote a really fascinating article on the Kelly Clarkson retouching controversy. What I found most interesting is that it’s not about what you’d think (a retouching ethics article). They’ve been done...

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Presets – Summer Haze 2
May19

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...

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