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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My Most-Used Nik Color Efex Pro 4 Recipe
Feb17

My Most-Used Nik Color Efex Pro 4 Recipe

A couple weeks ago I did a Lightroom/Photoshop before and after video where I used Nik Software’s Color Efex Pro 4. One of the things I like most about CEP4 is that you can add multiple filters and save them as a recipe. That way, you don’t have to manually go through and apply the same settings each time you use it. Another thing I like about CEP4 is that you can save those recipes and share them with other people. So...

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New Lightroom 4 Presets – The HDR "Look"
Jan16

New Lightroom 4 Presets – The HDR "Look"

I’ve mentioned before that coming up with new preset ideas has been pretty difficult these days. I feel like I’ve run through just about every preset combination possible in Lightroom. I mean, there’s only so many ways you can move a few sliders right 🙂 It doesn’t take long before they all start looking the same (maybe with just a different name). That’s why I was really psyched when I saw the Lightroom 4...

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