Lightroom Tips

Friday Tip – Creating Folders for Presets

It’s time to wrap up another week with a tip and some other stuff.

First off, Jason D.Moore posted a Photoshop tutorial on his website on how to create the cover to my Layers book. I thought it was cool to see. Here’s the link.
(FYI… the Layers book made it in the top 200 of all books on Amazon again. Thanks everyone!)

Also, there’s a fairly in depth review of my Layers book over at It goes into specifics a little more, so if you’re still on the fence it may help out.

Finally, the tip of the week. If you’re a preset freak then your presets panel in Lightroom is probably becoming pretty chaotic. I have two suggestions:
1) Join a program that’s dedicated to treating your illness – the CPFAT (the Center for Preset Freaks Abuse and Treatment). Here’s the link. 🙂

2) Create folders to hold the presets in a more organized way. To do this, just right click in the Presets panel and select New Folder. Give it a descriptive name (“Matt’s Presets”, or “Special Effects”). Then just drag the presets you want into that folder directly in the Presets panel. That’s it. It’s a really quick and easy way to organize all those presets.

Alright, that wraps up the week in Lightroom. Check out the next post for some quick Lightroom and Camera Raw update news and have a great weekend.