Lightroom Presets

Presets – Soft Dreamy Effect

First off, I wanted to give a great-big-huge thank you to everyone who posted comments on my photo update from last week. I expected a few people to reply and I got over 100 comments. What really struck me though, was not the number of comments but the number of you who actually took the time to really look at the photos and leave very insightful comments. You guys rock!

OK, last week I promised a new preset that dealt with an effect we just couldn’t achieve with Lightroom 1. I remember getting plenty of requests for a soft focus or dreamy styled effect. There was no blurring feature in Lightroom 1 so it just couldn’t be done but with Lightroom 2 we can use a negative clarity setting. I’ve included 2 different versions of varying intensities. For the most part, they leave the major details intact but those will get blurred to a degree as well. However, tomorrow’s post will be a video showing you how to bring back those details using Lightroom 2.
(update… I added an update in the comments section here so make sure you read through the comments. I do this often but I’m going to start making sure I let you guys know when I add something).

Click here to see a sample of the presets.
Click here to download Matt’s Soft Focus Presets
Click here to see a video on how to install presets.