Video – Organizing Your Presets
Jan29

Video – Organizing Your Presets

Happy video day everyone! This week’s video is something I’ve been asked about a lot lately – organizing your presets. The funny (or not-so-funny depending on how you look at it) part about it is that there’s not any secret tips for organizing your presets in Lightroom. Basically, they let you create folders and you can put presets in those folders. But there are a few little things you can do to help organize...

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Presets – Max Payne Movie Style
Jan19

Presets – Max Payne Movie Style

Howdy folks. I hope you had a great weekend – I know I did. I’m gearing up for the Lightroom 2 Live Tour in Covington, KY this Friday so make sure you come out and see me if you’re in the area. Now, on to the presets. I was watching the NFL playoff games yesterday and saw a commercial for the upcoming DVD release of the Max Payne movie. I caught a quick glimpse of a neat effect that I quickly tried to replicate in...

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Presets – Single Photo Flush Left/Right preset
Jan13

Presets – Single Photo Flush Left/Right preset

Time for another print preset. I was creating a photo book from Shutterfly.com the other day and came across this really neat idea for a preset. See, Shutterfly’s website allows you to customize the layout of each page in the photo book. Two of the choices placed the photo flush against the left or right side of the page. I saw it and immediately thought “Hmmmm, I wonder I can do that in Lightroom?”. After a few...

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Presets – Updated Auto Fix Preset with Profiles
Jan06

Presets – Updated Auto Fix Preset with Profiles

Hi everyone. A while back I released an Auto Enhance preset and, to my surprise, a lot of folks out there are just as lazy as me and it turned out to be pretty popular 😉 Honestly, it’s not really laziness. It’s just that I found myself making the same adjustments over and over again and the Auto Tone settings in Lightroom coupled with some of the Vibrance, Clarity and Vignetting settings that I always use made it a perfect...

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Presets – 2×2 Print Presets
Dec29

Presets – 2×2 Print Presets

Hey there! I hope everyone had an awesome Christmas and enjoyed the holidays – I know I did. Now that things have settled down, I wanted to share a preset that I created for a family member over the weekend. It’s based on a contact sheet but instead of a lot of photos across and down, I created one with just 2 across and 2 down. Then I added an identity plate right below in the white space and it turned out pretty darn...

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Presets – Updated Camera Profiles
Dec23

Presets – Updated Camera Profiles

It’s time for another update to some presets I released a few months back. If you recall from a previous post, Lightroom 2.2 has included the new camera profiles by default. If you’re not sure what they are then make sure you watch this video. Now, if you went ahead and removed the old beta profiles then you’ll quickly find the presets I created for them back in the summer don’t work anymore. So I’ve...

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