Presets – Lomo Arigato (Mr. Roboto) Version 2
Dec04

Presets – Lomo Arigato (Mr. Roboto) Version 2

I’ve updated one of the really popular presets here on the site – the Lomo effect. This one is based on a Lomography effect, hence the name “Lomo”. I know the weak Styx reference is pretty bad but whenever I here the name Lomo that’s what I think. Anyway, Lomography really has it’s roots in an old camera that produced a certain styled photo (you can read more about it here if you’d like). A...

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Presets – Noise Removal
Nov11

Presets – Noise Removal

I’ve been using Lightroom 2’s noise removal sliders more and more lately and getting some decent results. I won’t lie. Personally, I still go to Nik’s Dfine for my heavy lifting when it comes to noise removal but LR does do a good job when the noise isn’t quite that bad. One of the issues I’ve had is that tiny little preview in the Detail panel in LR. Normally, it should be easy enough to adjust the...

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Presets – Color Tints Volume 2
Nov03

Presets – Color Tints Volume 2

Happy preset day once again. I’ve created a second volume of color tints that picks up where the last volume left off. The first volume was a bit warmer in nature but these tints tend to be more on the cooling side (cyans, blues, purples). And to make things easier for you, if you missed the volume 1 tint presets I’ve included them down below on this same page so you can grab both of them while you’re here. Oh yeah,...

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Presets – Graduated Filters
Oct28

Presets – Graduated Filters

I’m back in Tampa from Photo Plus in New York last week and I wanted to say a big thanks to everyone who came up to say hi during the show. It’s always great to get out and meet the people I see comments from here on the blog. OK, now for some presets. This week I’ve got some graduated filter presets. There are literally a ton of ways I can go with these presets so I’ve decided to get fairly specific and create...

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Presets – Retouching Brushes
Oct01

Presets – Retouching Brushes

Today I’ve got another round of Adjustment Brush presets for you in Lightroom 2. These presets focus on some of the basic retouching effects you can achieve with the Adjustment Brush. Now, before you download them, keep one thing in mind. These aren’t for high-end fashion retouching. Photoshop is still the best place for that. They’re geared for some quick enhancements that you can do right in Lightroom when you just...

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Presets – Darkening Brush Presets
Sep16

Presets – Darkening Brush Presets

Since Lightroom 2 came out, I’ve realized a whole new area for presets has emerged – Adjustment Brush presets. If you haven’t seen it yet, go to the Adjustment Brush tool in LR 2 and click on the Effect list. There’s a few defaults at the top but you may notice one called Soften Skin which is actually a custom preset. Well, it got me thinking about brush presets I use a lot so I’ve started coming up with...

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