Free Presets – 5 Across Vertical Print

It’s time for another print preset and this one came out of one of the Mothers Day gifts I prepared for my wife. Actually, truth be told, I stole the idea from Scott Kelby. See, he was photographing his kids the Friday before Mothers Day as a gift for his wife and asked that I come take some photos of all of them together. Then, almost as if a lightbulb went off (or it could have been when Scott asked “hey, you want me to...

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Presets – Warming Filters

Happy preset day everyone. I’m going back to basics this week with a set of Develop presets that mimic an adjustment I use all the time in Photoshop – Photo filters. In particular, this week’s download is a set of warming filters that give a, well, warm or morning-ish, or sunrise-ish kind of feel to your photos. (No, that doesn’t mean you can sleep in and shoot at high-noon ) While there are some filters that...

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Presets – Kuler Web Colors

It’s Tuesday and I’m in New York City teaching Lightroom at B&H Photo. I had two jam packed classes yesterday and lot’s of blog readers came by to say hi. If you’re around today make sure you stop in and introduce yourself. Anyway, on to the preset… this week I’ve got something really different for you. Instead of giving you free presets to download I’m going to let you make your own web...

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Presets – My New Auto Fix Preset

It’s time for another preset day and I thought I’d give away a brand new one that I’ve been working on. This preset is the one I apply to my photos as I’m importing them. Now, if you’ve watched any of my earlier Lightroom videos (from earlier in 2007) you may recall that I never applied a preset to my photos as I imported them. That’s changed as of late. I’ve been working on this preset and...

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Presets – Deep Blue Sky

Happy Tuesday everyone! I’ve got a brand new set of presets for you this week targetted directly at blue skys (or lack of). Here’s the deal: There’s 3 different presets in this one each making the sky a deeper blue. Go ahead and develop your photo first (Exposure, Recovery, etc…) and then apply this preset. But there’s a couple of things to note: 1) You’ve got to have some degree of blue in your sky...

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Presets – The Surreal Edgy Look

It’s funny how things happen sometimes. Just when I was trying to decide which preset I would share this week I got a email from some one asking how I accomplished that gritty/HDR-looking/surreal/dramatic effect. If you recall from a while ago I had made a video on this technique and it became wildly popular. Well, I went to point them to this website to download the preset and realized I never did a preset for this technique...

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