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July 12, 2012

Lightroom 4 – Creating BW Presets and a Free BW Preset with Sample Pics!!

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In this video tutorial I will go over how to create BW presets in Adobe Lightroom 4. It’s a very simple yet powerful feature that can drastically speed up your workflow if taken advantage of!! I have tons of presets and use them all the time. I also create presets for specific events and name them accordingly for future use. I’ll show you how to create a basic preset, then I’ll show you how to save it and create a Preset Folder. I will then show you quickly how to export and import the presets this way you can share them with your friends super easy!!

I also put together a BW preset that that you can download Here>>. This will get you some nice starting points for high contrast conversions that I often like to use. Check out the example photos below the video of each individual preset!

 

Check out the Lightroom 4 HD Video Tutorial

In the very beginning of the Lightroom 4 HD Video tutorial, I go over the guide tabs above on the website as I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately on a variety of topics!! The Guides cover a ton of information and I just wanted to make sure that you all know they are up there to take advantage of if needed ;)

Be sure to select the HD option in the player settings once the video starts!!

 

 

SonyAlphaLab.com’s Free BW Preset for Lightroom

This Lightroom BW Preset is called “BW – High Contrast Sharp”, and is great for high contrast conversions.

Check out this before and after:

Original Photo – Before

Original flat Image

Original flat Image

 

BW – High Contrast Sharp Preset for Lightroom – After

Simple clicking the preset developed the Photograph to look like this with no effort at all on your part. I recommend making a virtual copy first so you have the original file untouched if you need it.

BW - High Contrast and Sharp

BW – High Contrast and Sharp Preset Applied

BW - High Contrast and Sharp

BW – High Contrast and Sharp Preset Applied

 

BW – High Contrast Sharp Preset for Lightroom (Click Here to download)

Simple unzip the file and import it into your Lightroom Presets! Then click away on a few photos and enjoy :)


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Jay

 

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Jay
Hello, I'm the owner and operator of SonyAlphaLab.com. Please check out the About page for a full background on myself and the Lab ;) Google+ | Twitter | RSS-feed | Email Updates!!




2 Comments


  1. Sharif

    Hi Jay,

    Thanks for another great tutorial, Sony should start paying you for all the great info you’re passing on about their products ;) I also stumbled on to your article on processing Sony RAW files in LR 3.6 and found it very helpful.

    I currently looking for a wireless intervalometer to do HDRs with my NEX-7 (the bracketing sucks as you know), something like the Vello Shutterboss for Alphas. Any ideas?

    Thanks again, keep up the good work.
    -Sharif



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