Lightroom Presets

Presets – Summer Haze 2

I’m bringing back the summer haze preset from last year with a few changes. I know it’s not technically summer yet but Memorial Day is here in the US and, ever since I was a kid, that signifies “summer is here” (and if you live in Florida like I do, the torrential rain we’ve had every day for the last few days should already have you in that summery mood).

This was one of my favorite presets from last year. Its just a really cool effect to get that summery, warm, hazy feeling in a photo. The preset adjusts the white balance, Vibrance, Saturation, and Split Toning sliders. I even tossed in a bit of a Tone Curve adjustment on it in the Shadows since the other settings seemed to muddy the photo up a bit, and I thought it needed some more blacks to bring back the contrast. It works great on fun-styled outdoor portraits and even makes a pretty nifty wedding effect. Enjoy!

Click here to see a sample of the preset.
Click here to download Matt’s Summer Haze Preset
Click here to see a video on how to install presets.



  1. Russ 30 November, 2010 at 12:57 Reply

    tryed to watch the video its show: flash.create(“swf”,””, {“width”:450,”height”:337,”allowfullscreen”:true,”allowscriptaccess”:”always”});

    how do i solve the problem?

  2. Haskell 12 June, 2009 at 15:50 Reply

    why can’t I see the donwload instruction video? It says ” Comments closed” when clinkg on the link

  3. Dave Hutchinson 1 June, 2009 at 17:23 Reply

    Hi Matt!

    I just attempted to download this preset. I don’t know exactly how it happened, but in doing this I lost all of my (your) presets in the Develop mode as well as in the Export Mode. Also, the “Presets” title is now missing? How can I get these back? Thanks! I love your presets and miss them!

  4. Gary 28 May, 2009 at 18:18 Reply

    When using presets, is there a way to layer presets with out effecting the previous preset layer?

  5. Larrytee 20 May, 2009 at 12:30 Reply

    Thanks so much for this update to the preset. I love them. I use them. I have all of your presets.


  6. Matt Timmons 20 May, 2009 at 04:39 Reply

    I just wanted to drop by and say thanks for all the helpful teachings in Lightroom. I’ve gotten pretty comfortable with it and I’d say the majority of my workflow is done in there now. Cheers,-M

  7. Mike 19 May, 2009 at 22:10 Reply

    Awesome! Just had an informal kids shoot last week that this works awesome on! Thanks a ton and great entertaining post {as usual}.

  8. Richard Grainger 19 May, 2009 at 13:26 Reply

    Thank you, Matt!

    I can see many possibilities for this preset. Thanks for sharing it with us!


Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *