Lightroom Presets

Lightroom Presets – Desaturated Sports Photo Presets

Not a great sports weekend here in Tampa. The Giants beat the Bucs yesterday. Even though I’m from New Jersey, I’ve been in Florida long enough (over 20 years) that I consider the Tampa Bay Bucs my home team. And sadly, my USF Bulls did lose to Rutgers the other night (yes, another New Jersey team). Oh well… 🙂

Anyway, now that you have your sports update, let’s move on to the presets. Last week, I released some sports photo presets that I used on some football photos I had. Usually whenever I post new presets, people who read the blog send me examples of what they’ve done with them. Well, I looked at one of the examples from last week, and saw something different. To me at least, their photo looked a little desaturated. I thought, “Hey this looks cool!”. It seemed to add to the drama that the effect has. So I went in and tweaked the presets from last week to have a kind-of desaturated look to them. I think I may even like it better than the other presets on some photos.

Here’s a Before/After:

Just like last week, there’s 3 different versions (Light, Medium, Strong) so you can pick your level of edginess/desaturated-ness for the photo.
Enjoy ‘em and please let me know what you think!

Have a good one!



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  2. Bruno E. Santos 24 September, 2012 at 08:24 Reply

    Is there a way for me to obtain all of the Presets for LR3?
    I am on a fix income and truly can not afford to upgrade to LR4.
    I will really appreciate it. Thanks!

    • Matt Kloskowski 24 September, 2012 at 09:13 Reply

      Sure. Just click the “Presets” link located on the right side of this page. It’ll show you all preset posts. Just look through them. If they’re LR 4 only then don’t download them. The rest will work just fine for LR3.

  3. Mike F 22 September, 2012 at 20:10 Reply

    Downloaded these today and was giving them a try on some different images, gotta say I am really like what the effect does with some of my images of vintage aircraft! May end up being one of my favorite presets. Thanks!

  4. Cheryl Tadin 19 September, 2012 at 09:15 Reply

    I also have a “Matt K” folder for all of the presets you have generously given us. So well appreciated. I use them quite a bit.
    It was great to see you last week in St Louis! Did any of the pizza make it’s way to Kansas?

  5. Nancy Winkelmann 18 September, 2012 at 16:31 Reply

    Great set! A refreshing change as I sit and edit numerous football games – some shots just beg to be tweaked like this.
    You know Matt, I have a dedicated “Matt K” user preset file in Lr4 – thanks for sharing your talents!

  6. Val 17 September, 2012 at 13:08 Reply

    Q. … when applying a preset in LR4, what must I do to the image if I want to try a different preset? Are both presets applied to that image or just the most recent one? If both, then how do I erase the 1st preset and apply the 2nd preset without any of the 1st preset settings? Thx. Val.

  7. Jerry Kolnick 17 September, 2012 at 04:14 Reply

    Since you are always giving us some great presets for Lightroom, I would like to share some of my with you. How can I do this? Is there a place on your website where I can upload some of my presets with examples?


    Jerry Kolnick

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