Lightroom Presets

Presets – Fairytale Glow

I want to give a big thanks to everyone who provided some names for today’s preset. I’m actually using a combination of two names that were suggested – Fairytale Glow. I’m really happy with the way that this one came out. I find it works best on portraits (hopefully the name implies that) and photos that tend to be brighter in nature (notice the sky is blown out in the before version already). But give it a try on anything. That’s the cool thing about presets – they’re easy to try and easy to undo if you don’t like it. Let me know what you think.

To install:
1) Unzip the preset zip file on to your desktop
2) Go to the Develop module. NOTE: YOU MUST BE 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

• Click here to download the presets
• Click here to see a sample of the preset.



  1. Chrissy 3 January, 2010 at 14:14 Reply

    Matt, thanks again for another great idea, and as for the ‘stealing’ well, I take most of Townsville’s theatre pics, and frankly the opportunity for setting up lighting just isn’t there, your focal point presets are brilliant to help give that extra something to theatre photos, especially in close ups, and I am so grateful to you for your generosity of spirt in sharing your ideas and expertise, not to mention all your great tips and help for those of us who do this as our unprofessional professional photographic jobs! Happy New Year, Chrissy

  2. Helene 12 December, 2009 at 15:58 Reply

    it’s my first time trying presets and I’m trying to download. How do you unzip the file?? Sorry for being a non-computer geek 🙂

  3. Scott 11 December, 2009 at 01:29 Reply

    Wow, I just found this awesome site and bookmarked it =). I’m a big fan of your videos ( I’ve been watching them non-stop) thanks and keep them coming!

  4. Otto Rascon 8 December, 2009 at 12:15 Reply

    Thanks for this preset Matt. i am really pumped to check it out. Thanks also for all of the work you pump into your blog. I use your presets all of the time. Rock on and much love from Chicago.

  5. Brett 8 December, 2009 at 08:34 Reply

    Wow, really cool thanks for sharing,

    BUT, I have to say that epson roll-over add is annoying. I HATE THAT THING, it was on the front of Photoshop TV too. Everytime I see an epson now I think oh no, not the roll-over add ;-).

  6. RON 7 December, 2009 at 12:54 Reply

    Sweet Matt!
    Didnt have to wait til mid week either.

    Kassie its a preset that works for lightroom, mac/pc does not matter

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