Happy Monday to you. I’ve got an interesting group of presets for you today but first I wanted to thank my friend Jeff Revell of Photo Walk Pro for hosting a photo walk in Washington DC this past Saturday. I had an absolute blast and met some really great people.

OK, on to the preset (or should I say presets). You’re going to love this one. Not more then me though, because I’m taking the week off (from presets that is, not work). Nick Tsakiris from www.protographytx.com sent a message last week about some presets that he’s offering for free. “Free Presets?”, I said. I was pretty skeptical because anyone offering presets for FREE must be one really cool guy 😉 Anyway, Nick sent a message and included a link. I downloaded them and I have to say that they’re really really good. They definitely get my seal of approval which is why I’m putting them here. So go try Nick’s presets by downloading them here. There’s around 18 of them in the package and they’re well worth installing.

Thanks again to Jeff for hosting the photo walk and to Nick for helping give me the week off from presets (I’m really not as lazy as I sound) 🙂 Have a great day!



  1. Nick Tsakiris 14 June, 2010 at 03:49 Reply

    Sorry guys for the link. We offered them free for a limited time as our test run. I unfortunately have been unaware of the mamy requests for them. Though they are now for purchae only, I have included before and afters of every filter. If you go to my site:


    they are available for imediate download once purchased. I am in the works of creating new sets. I have one coming soon that is really cool. More info to come soon. I hope Matt will list this one as there is a trick to this one. Way cool!


    Rock on everyone!

  2. Steph 16 May, 2010 at 00:36 Reply

    Hi Matt,

    First off, I would like to thank you very much for your presets and all the great information you offer to everyone virtually free. I just started doing Photoshop about a year ago and began LR just a month or two ago. What an expensive but highly satisfying experience/hobby!

    I pressed the link to these presets and I get an error that the page can not be found. Just wondering if he was no longer offering these presets. Thank you again!

  3. Tom Bajer 4 March, 2009 at 14:36 Reply

    Hi Matt,

    Where are these presets gone ? I can not find them ? Is there any way to get them ?

    Thx Mate – you are LR number 1 !!!

  4. Peter Kirdan 8 October, 2008 at 16:29 Reply

    Hello Matt,
    First off, Thank you for all of your video podcasts. They’ve been really informative and a ton of help for new LR2 users like me.
    My question is: I saw there were 18 presets from Nick Tsakiris that were available for downloading. I can’t seem to find them anywhere. Have you got any idea where I can get them?

    Thank you very much, your help is greatly appreciated.


  5. Trude 13 March, 2008 at 14:27 Reply

    Now that I’ve had a chance to play with Nick’s presets, just had to say WOW! I especially love the “earth” one. Thanks for sharing!!

  6. Nick Tsakiris 11 March, 2008 at 00:45 Reply

    Guys, thanks for the shouts!

    I hope you get good use from them. I will be releasing more for a small fee. I have 3 Volumes and a Baby Set. I will be making LR presets for every type of photography. If you are interested in getting more presets or even getting on my email list drop me an email nick@protographytx.com and I will keep you informed on whats new. Maybe Matt will even allow me to post some more freebies in the future.

    Thanks Matt!

    Thanks to all of you for your support and I hope you enjoy the presets

  7. Marty Cohen 10 March, 2008 at 19:17 Reply

    Just answered my own question. Control-Click or Right-Click on one of the preset headings and “New Folder” comes up as a choice. Then I moved your presets into their own new folder.

  8. Marty Cohen 10 March, 2008 at 19:08 Reply

    Thanks for so many wonderful presets. They are really helpful and so much fun to work with. But, the list of User Presets is now getting very very long. Is there any way to organize them into subfolders?

    Also, just received my copy of your Layers book. Looks great, I’m anxious to start going through it.


  9. mattk 10 March, 2008 at 16:23 Reply

    Thanks everyone but the credit really goes to Nick. I’ve sent him an email to make sure he reads the comments here.

    Oh and thanks Mike for ordering the book. I’ll make sure it doesn’t go to the Meyer guy (he totally cracked me up though). It was great meeting you.

    Matt K

  10. Mike Morgan 10 March, 2008 at 11:11 Reply

    Matt: Thanks for posting these LR presets. The “Old Timee” one is outstanding! As usual, you point me in directions I’d never find by myself. Same thing goes for all the other guys at NAPP.

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