Monday Presets – Holiday Slideshows
Dec24

Monday Presets – Holiday Slideshows

In the spirit of the holidays I’m switching gears this week to a holiday preset for the Slideshow module. I’m sure plenty of you will be taking photos during the holidays. Naturally, your family expects to see these photos right away. OK, they want them in 5 minutes right? Well, once you’ve imported the photo, jump over to the Slideshow module and show ‘em off in style. Step 1) Download these two backgrounds...

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Tuesday's Monday Presets
Dec18

Tuesday's Monday Presets

I know, the presets usually come on Monday but I wanted to change it up this week. Actually, yesterday just got away from me. Anyway, this week I’ve got some presets for you that are specifically geared for sunsets with lots of sky. As I was looking through my photos I realized there were basically two types of sunsets – cool or warm. The cooler ones typically had lots of blues and some reds in them. The warmer ones had...

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Presets – Contrast Boost
Dec11

Presets – Contrast Boost

Here’s another set of presets right from my personal workflow. They’re all contrast-boosting presets (there are 5 of them). I use the Tone Curve to add contrast to my photos. I used to just click on the Point Curve options at the bottom of the Tone Curve panel (Linear, Medium Contrast, Strong Contrast) to see which one I liked the best. Finally I just created some presets for them, as well as a couple other settings,...

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Monday Presets – Dark Web Presets
Dec03

Monday Presets – Dark Web Presets

For those of you who followed Friday’s post, I’m happy to report that the Christmas Tree (yes, I said “Christmas”) tree is up. Casualties: 4 glass ornaments, 1 argument between my wife and I on tree placement, 2 large scratches on my arm from placing the tree (my wife won), and 1 tormented black cat (I think my kids kept trying to poke him with the ornament hooks). Now… let’s get to the Monday...

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Monday Presets – White Balance
Nov26

Monday Presets – White Balance

I’m back from a long weekend off and I feel totally revitalized. It’s amazing what a few days off will do for ya’. This weeks’ presets hit me over the weekend. I photographed a good friend of mine, Derek, and his family (see the next post for more). As I was going through the photos, I kept experimenting with the white balance presets (cloudy, daylight, etc.) and it was getting to be a pain in the neck to go...

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Monday Preset – My favorite Split Tone
Nov19

Monday Preset – My favorite Split Tone

Happy Thanksgiving week to everyone out there. It’s a short one for me so I’m pretty psyched to have some time off. Anyway, today I’m sharing my favorite Split Tone preset. It’s not really colorful like some split tone effects I’ve seen out there. It actually only adds a slight amount of red/orange to the highlights and yellow/orange to the shadows. I think it works great when you’re looking for...

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