The Film Candy 2 Presets come in three main parts. The first is a set of “set-up” presets, designed to set your images to the correct profile based on your camera, and also to set some common settings such as turning on chromatic aberration reduction and automatic lens correction.
The second is the main Film Candy 2 presets themselves. This consists of 40 presets for creating the various effects and styles of film candy.
Finally the third part is another folder of presets called “Grad Grain and Vignette”. This contains a number of presets designed to add various grain effects, graduated filters and vignettes.
Examples of Film Candy 2 in Use
Complete List of Included Presets
|Main Looks–RESET FILM CANDYBlueberry Bon BonBlueberry MuffinBubblegumChoclate Malt
Chocolate Cookie with Sprinkles
Crisps – Ready Salted
Crisps – Salt and Vinegar
Dark Chocolate Biscuit
Lemon Sugar Syrup
Low Fat Biscuit
Mint Bon Bon
Strawberry Bon Bon
Toffee Bon Bon
Tropical Fruit Cocktail
Whipped Cream Fluffy
–Setup-Nikon Vivid D700
Grad, Grain and Vignettes
Grad – Simple Sky Grad Warm Light
Grad – Simple Sky Grad Warm
Grad – Sky Cool
Grad – Sky Darken Neutral Light Lower Thirds
Grad – Sky Darken Neutral Light
Grad – Sky Darken Neutral Strong Lower Thirds
Grad – Sky Darken Neutral Strong
Grad – Sky Gold
Grain – Zero Grain
Grain 1 – Heavy Soft Old Picture
Grain 2 – Strong Small Regular – Instant Film
Grain 3 – Smooth – Colour Print Film
Grain 4 – Medium Smooth – Trans Film
Grain 5 – Heavy Light – High Speed Film
Vignette – Soft Light
Vignette – Soft Medium
Vignette – Soft Strong
Vignette – Zero Vignette
Film Candy 2 is designed to work with RAW files, however it will work with JPEG files too, but may produce different results. Film Candy 2 does not use any special profiles, or camera specific versions, other than the included setup presets. As such it is compatible with all camera manufacturers. Film candy 2 has been specifically tested with cameras from Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fuji, Olympus and Panasonic.
Film Candy 2 is supplied with comprehensive “read-me” documentation to help you use and get the best from it. Some of the instructions assume a reasonable level of Lightroom knowledge, and may not be suited to absolute beginners. You can download the manual to see if it is suitable for you.
Special Notes about Applying Film Candy 2 Presets
The Film Candy 2 presets make full use of almost all of the adjustments available in Lightroom’s adjustments panel to achieve the looks, but some presets use more than others, for example some have white balance adjustments applied, while others don’t. Some also have gradients built in while others don’t. Where possible only the effects used in a particular preset are saved. This is so as not to overwrite any adjustments that you may have made, however it means that as different presets use different adjustments, some effects may not be overwritten should you choose another preset. This is a deliberate choice because the alternative is to have every adjustment overwritten every time a preset is applied, which can also lead to undesirable effects. If you’re experimenting with the looks then a quick way to reset each time, is to undo by choosing command (control) + z after applying a look. There is also an included “reset film candy” preset which resets the settings used by film candy
Some General Note about Presets
Not all images are suitable for all presets. Some images just won’t produce pleasing results and won’t be appropriate for the type of presets you may be trying to use, depending on the subject matter.
It is also important to note that any preset won’t be a magic bullet. Presets should be considered as a starting point. More often than not images may require additional adjustments after applying presets. Sometimes you will need to adjust exposure or brightness and contrast depending on your image. When trying presets, consider making a duplicate the version that you’re working on so you don’t loose any adjustments you’ve already made, or make use of Lightroom’s snapshot feature.
If you are having difficulties installing the Lightroom presets or have any questions please visit the support page for details.
Film Candy 2 Presets are copyright ©2015 Thomas Fitzgerald Photography. They may not be re-sold, shared or otherwise distributed without prior written permission.