Lightroom Presets

Presets – Warming Filters

Happy preset day everyone. I’m going back to basics this week with a set of Develop presets that mimic an adjustment I use all the time in Photoshop – Photo filters. In particular, this week’s download is a set of warming filters that give a, well, warm or morning-ish, or sunrise-ish kind of feel to your photos. (No, that doesn’t mean you can sleep in and shoot at high-noon 😉 ) While there are some filters that you still need in your camera bag (polarizer, neutral density filters), a warming filter is something I simply don’t carry anymore. There’s really no reason, as Lightroom and Photoshop can recreate these effects easily. The presets that you can download below have 3 levels of warming. Level 1 is the weakest warming effect (closest to traditional 81a) and Level 3 is the strongest. I know I could have added lots of levels in between but, for me personally, when faced with too many choices I usually wind up making no choice so I wanted to keep it simple. That said, I’m working on some presets that warm portraits a little differently then they warm landscapes so we’ll see what I come up with. But for now, enjoy!

Click here to see a sample of the preset.
Click here to download Matt’s Warming Filters Presets
Click here to see a video on how to install presets.



  1. Seim Effects 13 May, 2008 at 20:53 Reply

    Going back to basics is good. I think we software geeks tend to go crazy, and often getting more variety means going back simple things that we’ve had for ages.


  2. Catherine 13 May, 2008 at 14:10 Reply

    Love the presets and have been using most of the presets like “wow presets” plus yours too. I have been playing with the lightroom and oh gosh, do I love it. It’s much better than the photoshop actions but the light room is alot faster than the photoshop. There is some things that the lightroom wont cooperate then had to go to photoshop 3. I will keep playing with the presets which I can do myself. Also the big problem with the video tutor that I am not able to hear but can pick up the showing graphs. I’m very easily to watch how the video works as I’m not able to hear the words. I’m deaf. Hopefully one of those days you will set up the subtitle to improve my ability of how to use the lightroom more often. I believe there is other deaf people who might be a photographer that would like to have the subtitle to help with their understanding.
    As for me I’ve always watch with my eyes and play the lightroom but it help alot. So bascially I prefer the subtitle to get a full understanding with other things. Matt, I hope you will do something for me to set the subtitle.

  3. david 13 May, 2008 at 11:07 Reply

    Great presets Matt! They look so good, maybe I will be able to stay in bed instead of chasing the early morning light. 🙂 . . .Naw.

  4. Nick Gilbert 13 May, 2008 at 10:36 Reply

    Hey Matt,
    Great preset this week. I have been using something similar for some sunset pictures of mine, but I love how you have varying degrees of warmth. Keep up the good work. I love this site and really enjoy learning from you and all the other guys at NAPP. Maybe one day I will finally join… =)

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