Lightroom Presets

Presets – Focal Point for Landscapes

Hey there! I’m pretty excited about this week’s presets. I had an idea a while back about using the adjustment brush to create a focal point in certain parts of the photo (by darkening the rest of the photo). The vignetting controls are great for doing this but if your subject isn’t in the middle of the photo then it doesn’t work as well. So I figured I could use the adjustment brush to darken parts of the photo and save it as a preset. Wrong! I quickly found out you couldn’t save adjustment brush controls as a preset so I went back to the drawing board and came up with this idea instead. I’ve created 4 different presets that each use the Graduated Filter to do something similar. This week’s batch is for Landscapes only (top left, top right, bottom left, and bottom right). However, I’m working on an update that I’ll get out next week for portraits as well. Enjoy ’em and let me know what you think!

Click here to see a sample of the “Focal Point Top Right” preset.
Click here to download Matt’s Focal Point Presets
Click here to see a video on how to install presets .