Lightroom Presets

Presets – The Twilight Preset

It’s official. I’ve jumped on the vampire bandwagon too. It’s impossible not to with all of the movies and TV shows out there. It doesn’t help that my wife is totally addicted to True Blood on HBO. Anyway, I’ve got a new group of presets this week that were inspired by the Twilight saga movie posters. There’s actually a few movie posters with a lot of different looks, but I’ve settled on the ones here. They do a few things with color saturation, white balance, split toning and some vignetting of course. The first two give a nice effect that can be used on various portrait photos (probably best for dramatic portraits though). The last one really takes a lot of the color out of skin tones so be careful with it but hey, you never know when you want that vampire look.

As always, your comments are welcome. Download ’em and let me know what you think.

Here’s an example of the medium version. (click to see it larger).

• Click here to download the preset.

To install:
1) Unzip the preset zip file on to your desktop
2) Go to the Develop module. NOTE: YOU MUST BE IN THE DEVELOP MODULE
3) Go to the Presets panel on the left. Right click anywhere in it and choose “Import”.
4) Select the .lrtemplate files you unzipped in Step 1 and click Import NOTE: DO NOT IMPORT THE ZIP FILE



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  3. Sara 5 October, 2010 at 12:47 Reply

    Thanks Matt – I’ve been using LR for a year now and reading your blog – I finally got around to downloading some of your presets – and now I have no idea why I didn’t before! Thank you so much for these – and this Twilight one is one of my favourites so far!

  4. brandon 5 October, 2010 at 10:52 Reply

    hey Matt, if you ever get hooked on Vampire Diaries and you’re in Atlanta, you should come to my home town (covington – about 45min away) where it’s filmed and shoot some of the historic houses/buildings

  5. Hans 4 October, 2010 at 03:17 Reply

    Last effect looks like John Mayer on his “Havier Things” -Coverart. Maybe you already knew it when you chose the model with that Strat 🙂
    Greets from Germany!

  6. Dennis 23 September, 2010 at 11:33 Reply

    I like your stuff Matt. I just got LR3, it is my first time using lightroom. Got the Scott book and I am learning away. I saw this preset and I have a question about it. The last image, the guitar player. The after has a light spot behind him. Did the preset add that light in, or was that a photoshop touch? I wondered because the other 3 do not “seem” have light added in. Thanks in advance, Dennis.

  7. Dennis Zito 20 September, 2010 at 14:21 Reply

    Hey Matt,

    Nice presets! Really appreciate your hard work putting these together for us! My wife and I are heading to New England on Thursday. Really looking forward to the color change, lighthouses, covered bridges and Ben and Jerry’s ice cream! 🙂


  8. theo 20 September, 2010 at 05:43 Reply


    puuuh…this i a tough challenge…..I really like LR, but to be honest: I don’t think that I could say I am a develop module…


    ps: very nice preset! great work!

  9. Thomas 20 September, 2010 at 01:30 Reply


    thanks for the presets: I like the effect.

    When I looked at your samples, I was thinking that it would be great to be able to paint a develop preset selectively on the photo…would be a great addition to LR 4!

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