Lightroom Presets

Working with Lightroom Presets

Without doubt, one of the most common things I get asked in connection with Adobe Lightroom, is just how to add presets.  Most people seem to know what they are – but they are not sure how to add them or create them.


What are Presets?

Imagine you want your photographs to have a distinct look or feel.

In the same way that Hollywood adds atmosphere or mood to a scene by the way the cinematography looks (usually created in post production by a colourist), you can create mood to your images by adding pre-constructed effects (presets).

Presets can be bought and downloaded online, you can create them yourself or… you can use one of the many presets that come as standard with Lightroom.

This short tutorial with explain how to create your own presets (really simple) and point out some pitfalls to avoid.

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If you have any questions about the subject covered in this tutorial or you would like me to cover any specific editing topic, drop me a line using the form below.

Kevin Ahronson

Kevin is a full-time professional photographer and has been teaching photography since 2009. He founded the Hampshire School of Photography where he runs photography workshops and gives one to one mentoring to photographers at all levels, from complete beginners through to those who want to turn professional

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