Monday Presets – Cinematic Midnight Effect
Feb05

Monday Presets – Cinematic Midnight Effect

Today I’ve got the first visitor-suggested preset download. Last week I got a ton of ideas and suggestions for presets and one of them came from Julie Mcleod. She suggested the “Midnight” effect from Nik Software’s Color Efex. It turns a daytime photo into something that looks more like it was taken at night. Not totally at night but it’s a cool cinematic styled effect nonetheless. As I usually like to...

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"Suggest a Preset" Recap
Jan31

"Suggest a Preset" Recap

Hey gang! Below you’ll find a summary of my findings from Tuesday’s post about preset suggestions. Yep, I read every single one of them. First off, like I thought, you guys have a ton of great ideas. Thank you for sharing them. Some are definitely doable and some are just not in the realm of Lightroom Version 1. If we’re lucky maybe we’ll see more features in the next version of Lightroom though. We’ll...

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Monday Preset – Aged Texture
Jan28

Monday Preset – Aged Texture

After the nostalgic-styled preset last week I got a comment that got me thinking. Some one had said it was a shame you couldn’t easily apply cool textures to your photos in Lightroom to really give you that “old” feeling. They were pretty much right. Sure there’s workarounds, and I’ve tried them over the last week but it just became too much of a pain. Especially when I knew I could get exactly what I...

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It's Preset Monday! (on Tuesday again)
Jan22

It's Preset Monday! (on Tuesday again)

This time around I’ve got my take on a nostalgic-styled effect for the Develop module. This preset gives you that older look and is slightly tinted. I’ve also boosted the contrast and clarity significantly because that seems to be what was missing from some of the presets included with Lightroom. You’ll see that there are 2 presets included. Each one has a different level of color saturation. However, this preset...

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Monday Presets – The "300" Look
Jan14

Monday Presets – The "300" Look

Happy Monday everyone. I’m proud to report that I finished the Disney Marathon yesterday (all 26.2 miles of it!) and lived to tell the tale. Scott Kelby has a mini-report and photo up on his blog. Thanks to everyone who posted comments of encouragement and congratulations here. You guys are great! Now to the Lightroom preset. As you probably saw from the title, this one is my take on the “300” look from the movie The...

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Monday Presets – 5 Across Print Preset
Jan07

Monday Presets – 5 Across Print Preset

This week, I’ve got some really sweet print preset. First, I was looking at a frame that a friend of mine (RC) picked up for me at IKEA. It was one of those 5-across layouts. I thought “Hey, I can do that in Lightroom”. Then it actually got even cooler after I started thinking about the other week’s video on stacking panos in Lightroom. I was getting the presets ready for this week and accidentally clicked on...

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