Preset Bundle Contents
Steely Blue for Lightroom
“Steely Blue” is a set of presets for Lightroom designed to bring out detail and enhance the colours in an image without creating a style that looks too much like a special effect. The look also enhances the dynamic range of the picture to which it is applied, by compressing the highlights and enhancing shadow detail. It’s called “Steely Blue” because it has a tendency to bring out the blues in an image and it reminded me of certain movies which use a similar palette.
For more information on Steely Blue see the Steely blue product page.
Landscape Gold for Lightroom
Landscape Gold is a set of Lightroom presets designed to give your images a golden hue. It creates a look which aims to mimic the effect of bright golden sunshine that is often seen in warmer climates early in the morning or late in the afternoon. While it is primarily designed for landscapes it works well with other types of image too.
For more information on Landscape Gold see the product page.
Vivid Extreme for Lightroom
Vivid extreme is a set of Lightroom Presets designed to give your images an artistic saturated look. It was inspired by the traditional digital “Vivid” look that is often sought after, and also the artistic style of a saturated or over-saturated image. Unlike some of my other presets, Vivid Extreme is not trying to emulate film or give your images a film look. Instead the desire was to create a set of looks that fully embraced the modern world of digital imaging and create an original stylistic look based on the present rather than try and re-invent the past.
For more information on Vivid Extreme for Lightroom please see the product page.
Monolith for Lightroom
Monolith is a new preset pack for Lightroom designed to create a wide variety of Black and White Looks. Monolith includes 14 Main looks, each with 4 variations, along with 3 Special effect presets and 22 Tool Presets which work as modifiers to the main presets. The Black and White looks vary from High Contrast looks to faded black and white looks to very low contrast faded looks. Some of the presets include gradients as part of the presets to darken skies, and are designed with Landscapes in mind. Monolith 12 is designed to emphasise flesh tones by making them whiter and to stand out against other colours which will be darker.
For more information about Monolith for Lightroom, please see the product page.
Quick Lux for Lightroom
Quick Lux is set of Lightroom presets, that unlike some other presets this set is designed to be less of a special effect, and more of an every day work tool. The idea behind Quick Lux is simple. I found myself applying the same set of adjustments to images over and over so I wanted a set of starting points that I could apply quickly that would get my images in the ball park before I took them further. And thus Quick Lux was born.
For more information about Quick Lux for Lightroom please see the product page
Film Candy for Lightroom
Film candy for Lightroom is a set of Lightroom presets designed to create a stylised image based on the look of expired and instant film. It was originally inspired by the popularity of plastic cameras that became popular and the smart phone apps that followed. Unlike some other presents however, film candy is not designed to try and emulate old and used film, or even the smartphone filters that have become popular. Instead, Film candy is an artistic interpretation of those effects. Rather than try to emulate film, it is instead “inspired” by various film looks.
For more information on Film Candy for Lightroom please see the product page.
Important Notes about the Bundle
For examples of the presets in action please see the individual product pages. The Bundle contains the same exact preset files that you would get if you downloaded the presets individually, and so contains 6 individual zip files containing each of the preset packs and their respective documentation. Some of the packs contain a set of additional tools called “Thomas’s Toolbox”. If you purchase the bundle you only need to install these once. Similarly some presets include a separate set of “Setup presets” – again, you only need to install these once.
Some General Note about Presets
Not all images are suitable for all presets. Some images just wont 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.
The Lightroom Presets contained in this bundle are copyright ©2014 Thomas Fitzgerald Photography. They may not be re-sold, shared or otherwise distributed without prior written permission.