Lightroom Presets

Lightroom Presets – Sin City Look

Hey there! I hope everyone had a good hurricane-free weekend. My sympathies go out to anyone along the east coast that was affected by Irene.

Before we get to the presets, don’t forget that I’m doing a free (LIVE) webcast tomorrow to celebrate the release of my Photoshop Compositing Secrets book. Scott Kelby is co-hosting it with me. I’ll spend about an hour going over various techniques and concepts behind compositing and some sneak peaks into the book. It’s totally free and you can sign up here.
(BTW… We’re not giving away free copies of the book, but I’m sure that we’ll have some cool bundles with the book if you purchase a NAPP membership or a DVD bundle so stay tuned)

OK, on to the presets. This week I’ve got another batch for you that comes from updated-preset vault. My original Sin City presets were really popular so I’ve gone and updated them for Lightroom 3 (about time eh?). The main idea behind the Sin City look is pretty much a desaturated high contrast photo with some red saturation left in. The preset is mostly a desaturating effect. But it also leaves certain colors saturated (reds and oranges). The idea behind this is that you’ve got to have something in your photo that has those colors in it. Even if it’s just a photo of people though, it should work since the skin tones will fall in those saturated colors. Also, there’s two flavors to this preset – a light red one and a dark red one so it changes how bright the reds appear.

Click here to see a sample of the preset.
Click here to download Matt’s Sin City Presets

To install:
1) Unzip the preset zip file on to your desktop. Then double click the .LRTEMPLATE file to install
1) Unzip the preset zip file on to your desktop
2) Go to the Develop module. NOTE: YOU MUST BE IN THE DEVELOP MODULE
3) Go to the Presets panel on the left. Right click anywhere in it and choose “Import”.
4) Select the .lrtemplate files you unzipped in Step 1 and click Import NOTE: DO NOT IMPORT THE ZIP FILE