Sunday, July 20, 2014

Learn How To Use Adobe Lightroom Presets | Video Tutorial

Learn How To Use Lightroom Presets   Wondering what those presets are in Lightroom? Or just want to be able to create your own? In this video tutorial I will show you how to create and use presets in Adobe Lightroom. Presets are a great way to speed up your work flow and are a valuable tool no Lightroom user should do without.

About this tutorial:

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom[1] is a very popular and powerful toolset for any photographer.  On of the keen features in Lightroom is the ability to use presets. What is a preset? A preset is saved list of settings that Lightroom can use over and over. So if you want to edit many photos in a similar fashion over and over, not just in one session. You can save those settings as a "preset." This is also a nifty way to save settings you used on one photo for use at a later date. Not to mention they can be essential is keeping your photos more consistent. In this tutorial I will step you through the process of creating your own presets in Lightroom 5 and I will show you how to use them. This is a great way to get you working faster like a pro and save you tons of time on constant editing.

One of the photos used in this tutorial and featured at the top of this page is my Moonlight Lily. This is a picturesque photo I took a while back and edited in Lightroom 5 to give it the look, that it was taken under the Moonlight. Split-toning played a powerful role in creating this photo so check out my split-toning tutorials for how I did this.