FlixelPix Free Lightroom Presets
Summer in the United Kingdom and Ireland can be a little hit and miss but 2012 has definitely been a classic ‘miss’ from floods to weeks of rain and dull summer days. I have taken a number of photos this summer that feel more like November than July and thus I have created a series of free Lightroom presets to add a bit of summer.[box]
The Long Exposure (PDF eBook)
The eBook covers everything from the equipment you will need right through to post-production processing in Adobe’s brilliant Lightroom. This guide has been written with the beginner to the long exposure process in mind; however, the enthusiast and professional alike may find something of relevance also. The Book comes with 6 dedicated Lightroom Presets. The Long Exposure Ebook [/box]
The presets well in most situations but I developed it for family photos so the application of the presets on this particular image may not do the 3 preset pack justice. You can view a larger view of the final summer preset in action here. It is definitely worth having a play with a range of different images.
All three free Lightroom 4&5 presets are created for RAW processing, I have not tried the presets on .jpg images. Check out how to create Lightroom Presets for instructions on how to create your own.
[box]This is the original image straight out of the camera (SOOC). The image is fine but it lacks a bit of vibrance, warmth and clarity. [/box]
Preset 1 : FlixelPix-Summer-Dramatic
[box]This preset adds warmth and depth but keeps the exposure as captured. You can adjust the exposure and contrast if you want to brighten the image while retaining the warmth.[/box]
Preset 2 : FlixelPix-Summer-Final
[box]This was the final version that as well as adding depth and warmth also increases the brightness and exposure.[/box]
Preset 3 : FlixelPix-Summer-Mono
[box]This preset adds some extra tone and depth and desaturates the image but leaves the detail. You can adjust the blacks and clarity levels to create a cinematic style image. If you are interested in black and white photography then definitely checkout the Craft and Vision Series of eBooks. [/box]
All three presets have been tweaked over the course of a few weeks and should be used as a starting point to your image processing.
Free Lightroom Presets : Download
You can download the free lightroom 4 presets here. Please feel free to link to this page but please do not distribute or direct link to the download file.
This preset is optimised for Lightroom 4 and use with RAW image files. You can download the FlixelPix Summer free presets for Lightroom 4 here. Why not grab a copy of the The Long Exposure eBook while you are here?