Lightroom Presets – Black and White Tonal Contrast Effect
Apr15

Lightroom Presets – Black and White Tonal Contrast Effect

A while back I released some presets that simulated one of my favorite effects in Photoshop plug-ins – the Tonal Contrast effect. onOne Software’s Perfect Effects has it, and Nik has it as well. But I know that lots of people still don’t use 3rd party plug-ins, so I set out to recreate the effect in Lightroom. Well, as with many of the presets, I find that sometimes a black and white version always works out well...

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Lightroom Presets – Sunflare Glow Effect
Apr01

Lightroom Presets – Sunflare Glow Effect

Hey everyone! This post is brought to you by a post-Easter-Sunday-chocolate-sugar-high, so I can make no claims as to it’s accuracy or usefulness 🙂 But I do think you’ll like these presets. They’re an update to some I released a while back, that went over really well. Basically, it’s a warm sunflare glow effect that makes a nice finishing touch on your outdoor photos. It’s pretty simple. There’s a...

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Free Lightroom Presets – Tonal Contrast Effect
Feb04

Free Lightroom Presets – Tonal Contrast Effect

One of my favorite effects in Photoshop plug-ins is the Tonal Contrast effect. onOne Software’s Perfect Effects has it, and Nik has it as well. But I know that lots of people still don’t use 3rd party plug-ins, so I set out to try to recreate the effect in Lightroom. After trying a bunch of different combinations I think I came pretty close. Now, there’s definitely something in the “special sauce” that...

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Free Lightroom Presets – Black & White HDR Presets for Landscapes
Jan28

Free Lightroom Presets – Black & White HDR Presets for Landscapes

Some of the most popular presets I have are the HDR presets I created for Lightroom 4. As I looked through my website stats, I also realized that some of the other most popular presets were the black and white presets for both landscapes and portraits. Then it hit me – these could go perfectly together. People love the grit, edginess, and style that HDR presets give. And people love the look and feel of black and white. So why...

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Free Lightroom Presets – Wedding Day
Jan07

Free Lightroom Presets – Wedding Day

Here’s an update to some older presets. See, I’m always dissecting “looks” that I find in photos, and I’ve seen this one for a while now. I named it Wedding Day because that’s mostly what I see the effect used on – wedding photos shot outdoors in the afternoon. It’s got a very subtle warm-reddish look to it with a slight vignette. After playing with a bunch of sliders, I settled upon some white balance changes as well as some...

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Free Lightroom 4 Presets – Vignettes and Edge Darkening
Dec17

Free Lightroom 4 Presets – Vignettes and Edge Darkening

Hi everyone. One of the things that just about all of my photos get is a vignette to darken the edges. It really helps bring in focus on your photos, and makes a great finishing touch. It’s also perfect for a preset because it’s something that’s very repeatable, and the settings stay the same (or almost the same) for each time I use it. You’ll see 3 different versions here – Light, Medium, and Strong....

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