Tuesday, January 3

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

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

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

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

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

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

  4. Thank you so much. I'm a Lightroom (experienced?)beginner. I'm having trouble finding the installation tutorial for Lightroom. All I see is for PS and PSE. What am I missing?

    1. I don't think I have an updated tutorial on loading presets, but if you google for Pretty Presets they have a great tutorial with video!!!


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