Lightroom Presets

Free Presets – 5 Across Vertical Print

It’s time for another print preset and this one came out of one of the Mothers Day gifts I prepared for my wife. Actually, truth be told, I stole the idea from Scott Kelby. See, he was photographing his kids the Friday before Mothers Day as a gift for his wife and asked that I come take some photos of all of them together. Then, almost as if a lightbulb went off (or it could have been when Scott asked “hey, you want me to leave everything set up so you can shoot your kids too”), I got the idea to do the same for my wife. So I did, and I played a nice slideshow for her on Mothers Day morning and then printed some of the photos for her. While I was processing the photos I wanted to create a neat looking print template and I just happened to have 5 vertical photos selected when I went into the print module. Now…I had actually tried my hand at creating a similar preset earlier this year but there were some issues with a Lightroom update. Anyway, after a bit of playing around these presets are what I came up with. Now, you could just as easily create this with 5 landscape photos as well but I found it looks better with portrait oriented photos or at least photos that you can force into that space. So have it ’em. There’s actually 2 – one centers everything with no room for a name or identity plate and the other one is weighted toward the top with room on the bottom for some text. Enjoy!

PS: Oh yeah, if you didn’t get it. Make sure you install these while you’re in the Print module – not the Develop module. Sorry, as you can imagine, I’ve gotten a lot of questions on this. Just right click in the Preset area in the Print module and choose Import.

Click here to see a sample of the preset.
Click here to download Matt’s 5 Across Vertical Print presets
Click here to see a video on how to install presets.