Lightroom Presets

Presets – Color Tints Volume 2

Happy preset day once again. I’ve created a second volume of color tints that picks up where the last volume left off. The first volume was a bit warmer in nature but these tints tend to be more on the cooling side (cyans, blues, purples). And to make things easier for you, if you missed the volume 1 tint presets I’ve included them down below on this same page so you can grab both of them while you’re here. Oh yeah, one more thing. Don’t forget that part of tinting involves turning the photo to black and white first. I’ve used the default grayscale B&W conversion here but this is definitely an area you should look into tweaking after you’ve applied the preset. Have a great Monday!

Click here to see a sample of the preset.
Click here to download Matt’s Color Tints Vol. 1 Presets
Click here to download Matt’s Color Tints Vol. 2 Presets
Click here to see a video on how to install presets.



  1. Rick B 18 November, 2008 at 16:53 Reply


    I only say that because over the past few weeks I’ve posted a few questions in different areas and have yet to receive any answers (from you or anyone). Just seemed like you had gotten really busy over the past few weeks (which isn’t a bad thing).


  2. Peter 14 November, 2008 at 07:46 Reply

    I don’t know how to contact Matt to do a preset for me, but I’m sure this kind of preset already exists and I don’t know where to look for it.

    I need a preset that makes half of photo black and white, and the other half stays in it’s original colors. Or for example the corners of the photo are black & white and the center is in colors.

    Where can I get this Preset, or is it possible to do something like that?

  3. mattk 7 November, 2008 at 12:32 Reply

    Why do you say that. I read every one of them. I just can’t comment on all of them, especially when it’s a question. I usually hope that another commenter comes in and answers. I really do read every comment though.

    Matt K

  4. Eric 7 November, 2008 at 10:15 Reply

    CTRL+z does the job if you press the keys immediatly after clicking on a preset.
    I have no lightroom here at the office so I’m not sure if there is a menu entry like “undo last step”.

    Kind regards


  5. Arthur Lawrence 6 November, 2008 at 20:42 Reply

    Matt, I love your presets but how do I cancel the results of clicking on one? A few times I have used one of your presets and want to return to the original image pre-preset usage and I have only found that the “reset” button does the trick but unfortunately also undoes/resets all of my other changes. Thanks, Arthur

  6. Lyle S. 6 November, 2008 at 13:32 Reply

    Matt – good idea for a preset might be an LR version of Facebook photo sizing you covered in photoshopusertv episode..

  7. Alexandre Pontes 6 November, 2008 at 06:19 Reply

    Hi Matt,

    Another great bunch of presets, useful as ever.

    One theme I’d like you to address in a future post, if possible, is the advantages of using a global catalog vs smaller catalogs (per year, per event), in terms of performance, search features, replicating changes across catalogs and such.

    Thanks in advance and regards,

  8. Erroll 5 November, 2008 at 12:44 Reply

    I like your presets and find I use most of them; however they are piling up in the preset list. Is there a way to create sub-folders for presets?

  9. Alastair 4 November, 2008 at 15:53 Reply

    Dan and Inge…

    If you have an Apple mouse which seems only to have one button, you can sometimes change how it responds. In system preferences you can set the functionality of the mouse: look for the graphical view of the mouse in preferences. The default is to have both the left and right sides of the mouse acting as “primary” buttons. You can change the right side to “secondary” if you have an apple mouse that supports this.

    Even better, just buy a non-apple mouse. I love Mac, but the mouse is poorly designed (looks it seems, are more important than good functionality – with the mouse)

  10. Dan WIll 3 November, 2008 at 19:20 Reply

    I liek your tutorials very much. I am having a problem importing your presets om my Imac. As you know there is no right click of the mouse. The search function yielded no answers. I can create presets but not import them

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