Tuesday, January 3, 2017

CoffeeShop "Sapphire Lights" Lightroom Preset Set!


I have been really lazy the last months and my poor "real camera" has been gathering dust. It is so easy to pull out my phone and take a snapshot, but when I go old school and use a camera I realize the incredible quality difference. 

My husband Paul is passionate about flying and I feel the same rush taking photos. 

The boys and I went to the park last week and and I decided to do a little photoshoot by the creek. The boys were cool with it (sometimes they see my camera and run) and I was able to capture some really nice images.

When I got home I wanted to edit them in Lightroom and ended up creating a brand new Lightroom preset set. I absolutely love this enhancement and wanted to share the presets with you today.

I have a Photoshop/PSE action coming out with a similar edit, so keep an eye on my blog. 


This preset set for Lightroom 4, 5, CC includes 4 artistic presets (one without light effects) and a simple Reset preset. 

I am a poet and didn't know it. ;-)

Tomorrow I am going to walk you through how I adjust the  Lightroom "Gradient Filter" to adjust the light effect from the preset. If you are new to adding light using Gradients this tutorial will be a great introduction!

One of my many goals of 2017 is to start writing more Lightroom presets and tutorials so let me know if you want anything specific. 

I posted some SOOC (straight-out-of-camera, no adjustments) and after images using my "Sapphire Lights" presets below. The only adjustment I usually make after running the preset is adjusting the "Dehaze" setting on the gradient light effect. It is set to be pretty soft and sometimes I want more contrast.





Download the CoffeeShop "Sapphire Lights" Lightroom Preset set!

Do you want to download my favorite CoffeeShop PSE/Photoshop Actions and Lightroom Presets or Design Elements in one convenient zipped file AND help support this blog? Just click here for my action pack or here for a download of some of my most popular design elements, storyboards, and textures.

For complete info on installing all of my actions, click here.


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6 comments:

  1. Thank you! I'm really excited to learn more about Lightroom Presets from you, and I love this one.

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    1. Thank you so much SharonM! I am so happy to read you can use it!!!

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  2. Love all of these and thank you for the tutorial!!

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    1. Thank you so much Jenny! You are so welcome.

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  3. Thank you Rita! I love learning from you!

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    1. Thank you so much Nancy! I love teaching!!!

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