Lightroom Presets

Presets – Polo / Ralph Lauren Style

Hey there! I got some inspiration for this preset while looking through a magazine this past weekend. I saw a Ralph Lauren/Polo ad and I noticed their photos have a very distinct look to them. As always, I made it my mission to recreate the effect and I think I got pretty darn close. As you’ll see, it’s got a hint of green to it with a slightly desaturated look. I tried it out on some actual polo sport photos but I also tried it on some wedding photos and it had a very neat look to it. It’s worth mentioning that it seems to work best on brighter photos, so darker sunset photos or photos taken indoors probably won’t look as good. But give it a try and let me know what you think. Thanks!

Click here to see a sample of the Polo/Ralph Lauren Preset preset.
Click here to download Matt’s Polo Preset
Click here to see a video on how to install presets .



  1. Nakesha 9 September, 2009 at 03:21 Reply

    Hey I can’t get it to download, when I click on the link it’s blank. Did you disable it, or is there a way I can get the link to this? I would really appreciate it! is my email, if you wouldn’t mind helping. Thanks!

  2. Richard 2 August, 2009 at 06:19 Reply


    Thank you for the presets.

    The video explaining how to install the presets seems to be broken. Can someone fix it, or explain to me how to install the presets? Thank you.

  3. Elizabeth Halford 20 May, 2009 at 09:13 Reply

    Hello Matt! I’m a Floridian living in England – love your videos and presets and the accent makes me feel a little bit more at home! 🙂 Along these lines (presets to recreate well-known ads) I would really love something to emulate the style we here in England are always seeing in the catalogues from a company called No Added Sugar. Could you please take a look at it here: Would love something like this! 🙂

  4. Neal Jacob 25 March, 2009 at 10:58 Reply


    First of all, thank you very much for the presets and for the “Killer Tips”! 🙂 Keep them coming! 🙂

    I have been looking for a “rust” preset. Maybe I missed it on your site. Do you have a preset or have one in the works?

    Thank you very much.

  5. Dale 18 March, 2009 at 22:13 Reply

    Great Preset! works well for a lot of what I have tried it on. Always excellent work, I also get a kick out of watching you guys on PhotoshopUser TV.

  6. Andy 18 March, 2009 at 20:37 Reply


    Thanks for this addition! I like the subtle nature of this preset. I can see some great possibilities for this one. Many thanks again for your time and efforts.

  7. Jeff 17 March, 2009 at 20:55 Reply

    Hey Matt and others,

    The other day I was looking at some photos on a site that were processed/developed using Lightroom. They used a preset that made it look like a painting, it was a great shot – they had the original/processed photo side by side.

    No idea now where I saw this – anyone know of good presets in Lightroom for this? Not ready to spend the evening trying this out myself!

    Any ideas, let me know!

    Lightroom Killer Tips Rocks!!

  8. Mike Paterson 17 March, 2009 at 17:14 Reply


    I love the look of this preset! I haven’t tried it out yet, but I’m excited. I think it looks like it’d be a great fit for weddings and also some senior shots. Reminds me of some of the looks that Totally Rad Actions produce. Thanks a ton!

  9. JRG 17 March, 2009 at 16:06 Reply

    Hi Matt,

    Thanks so much – as always – for your fantastic information and tools! I have a question about presets (not sure if you’ve already covered it somewhere else): I recently transitioned from a PC to my iMac for Lightroom, and was wondering if there is a way to transfer all my presets and print templates from my PC lightroom version to my Mac. Can I export them, or copy a folder to the Mac?

  10. Mathias from Sweden 17 March, 2009 at 16:05 Reply

    Hey Matt,

    Are you sure the exposure is the same on the preset and your preview/polo pictures ?

    Even light photos turn quite a bit darker on my computer.


  11. RJS 17 March, 2009 at 15:10 Reply

    Matt- don’t suppose these presets would ever be available in a single comprehensive collection? Or maybe a monthly collection?

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