Video: Upgrading Lightroom 3 Presets to Lightroom 4
May16

Video: Upgrading Lightroom 3 Presets to Lightroom 4

I’ve heard a lot of talk about what happens to presets that were created in Lightroom 3 (or LR2) and now used in Lightroom 4. I know a lot of people have presets that they absolutely loved in Lightroom 3 and they simply don’t seem to look the same in Lightroom 4. That’s because of the differences in sliders in the Basic panel. Sliders that were in Lightroom 3 simply don’t exist in Lightroom 4. So Lightroom does...

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Presets – Spring Color, Flare & Haze
May07

Presets – Spring Color, Flare & Haze

This week, Laura (from Pretty Presets) was kind enough to donate some more free presets for me to give away. The images below show the before/after samples of the 2 presets included in the download below (from the Spring Color, Flare & Haze Collection). If you like ’em, she’s got plenty more available over at at Lightroompresets.com so make sure you stop by and pay her a visit. The Spring Color, Flare & Haze Collection...

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Lightroom 4 Presets: Summer Haze
May01

Lightroom 4 Presets: Summer Haze

It’s May 1st and summer is rapidly approaching (we’ve already got summer-like weather in Florida so we’re close enough in my book). I was looking through some of my old Lightroom 3 presets and deciding which ones to update to Lightroom 4, and the Summer Haze preset seemed like a good choice. Overall, I was trying to get across that summery, warm, hazy feeling and this is what came out of it. The preset adjusts the...

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Presets – Update to the Ultimate Fighter Presets from Yesterday
Apr10

Presets – Update to the Ultimate Fighter Presets from Yesterday

Hey everyone. First, if you’re reading this make sure you scroll to the next post, as I’m giving away some free tickets to my upcoming Lightroom seminars. Next, I just realized that there’s two problems here on the site. 1) I named the “Ultimate Fighter” style presets from yesterday with a pipe character in them (“Ultimate Fighter | Strong” for example) and it seems to be giving Windows users...

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Free Lightroom 4 Presets – The Ultimate Fighter
Apr09

Free Lightroom 4 Presets – The Ultimate Fighter

I’ve been busy going through my old Lightroom 3 presets and updating them for Lightroom 4. I figured I’d start with the most popular ones and the Ultimate Fighter look was one of them. There’s 3 versions and while they seem to work best on dark dramatic photos, they work on brighter photos as well. It’s just got to be a photo that you want to add a dramatic gritty effect to (probably not a good family portrait...

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Lightroom 4 Presets – HDR Effect Part 2
Mar12

Lightroom 4 Presets – HDR Effect Part 2

A couple of months ago I released some HDR presets for Lightroom 4 Beta. With some changes in the beta, as well as some changes in the way I’ve been processing photos, I came up with a few updates to them so I figured I’d post ’em here. There’s 3 different versions of it (Light, Medium, and Strong) and each has a few of the new sliders incorporated into it as well as some other settings. You can replace the old...

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