Lightroom Presets

Presets: Landscape Big Sky Presets

So, we’re driving home last night, and I look west toward the beach to see this crazy-cool-cloudy sunset. We live in Florida and this time of year (with all of the thunderstorms out there), you can imagine some of the dramatic scenes we get. So it got me thinking about some more Lightroom 4 presets for photographs with skies that have really cool clouds in ’em. (yes, Lightroom 4 only – not Lightroom 3)

There’s 4 different levels of intensity for this one. Light, Medium, Strong and (for the first time ever) Super Strong. I’ll warn you now. I think “Super Strong” is kind of over-the-top – but for all of your over-the-top lovers it’s worth a try 🙂

Here’s the before/after:






  1. Monalisa 14 September, 2017 at 22:00 Reply

    this is the 3rd set of presets ive tried to download from your website (B&W portrate and B&W landscape and now Big Sky) and when i click on the links for download it says 404 error not found..super bumbed bc they all looked so good…

  2. Jerry 11 December, 2016 at 08:27 Reply

    Thanks a lot for your work. Sadly, download link doesn’t work anymore. Could you share presets again?
    Thank you in advance

  3. Phil Burt 8 September, 2012 at 18:48 Reply

    Matt, Thank you for all of these wonderful presets. I have a question is there anyone doing a similar thing with ACR. It is really the same product but I doubt they will work there? I do have both programs but feel more comfortable using ACR.
    Thanks again,

  4. Brandon 26 August, 2012 at 19:24 Reply


    Thanks for this great recovery sky preset (well that’s what I used it for) My question is, I applied the preset, is there a way to “mask” out the other non-sky parts of the image that are effected by the preset?

    Thanks Again


    P.S. – thanks for the Composition Book as well!

  5. John Nolan 16 August, 2012 at 17:57 Reply

    Mr. Matt Kloskowski, I’ve going through your tutorial videos and I’m amazed at what I have learned today. It’s been a couple of hours but with no regrets. Just reading and watching your videos. Having Lightroom 4 for a couple of months and doing as any guy would do, just hit and missing, you Sir have put in the ball park when it comes to this program. Thanks you so much!

    John Nolan

  6. Doug Sobel 15 August, 2012 at 17:32 Reply

    I can not open any of the Zipped files for presets.

    I am a computer consultant and have tried downloading and opening several of the presets on 3 different computers without any sucess.

    Something is wrong with the files or the webserver

  7. Bob Kerr 13 August, 2012 at 23:46 Reply

    Thanks for the presets. I was in the Palouse and saw this same house 3 years ago when on a photo trip with Arizona Highways. One year ago I returned with friends and although I found most of the other locations I could not find this house. If you have the information could you tell me the location either road or GPS coordinates. We are planning to return this year and would love to get more shots of this house in different light.
    Thanks for your help,

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