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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Presets – Better Black and Whites
Apr21

Presets – Better Black and Whites

Hey there. I’m back for another preset day. I wanted to share some new black and white ideas I’ve been working on in Lightroom. As you can imagine, there’s a few different ways to do black and whites (remember, they’re NOT called grayscale photos) in Lightroom. But, I’ve been honing in on what I think is the best since some methods tend to deteriorate the photo too much (or produce too much noise). This...

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Presets – Vintage New York Look
Mar23
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