The Steely Blue preset pack was created as a whole toolset to speedily add impact and the steely blue look to your images with as little effort as possible. The looks and tools contained in the pack work together so that with a few clicks you can get your images 90% of the way to being complete. The pack contains a number of variations on the main Steely Blue look, with different strengths, and each variation has a number of sub variations with different strength vignettes. While the vignette is an integral part of the look, as the amount needed depends on the image, there are two variations included as well as a third version with no vignette. The pack also contains a black and white look based on a similar technique, and also a variation that creates a bleached bypass type effect.
There are several variations on the “Steely Blue” look, each with differing strengths. In addition, each version comes in three variations. One without a vignette, one with a vignette, and one with a stronger vignette. With Steely Blue, each of the main “Steely Blue” looks presets all have the same adjustments turned on in Lightroom, so you can quickly move between presets without having to reset each time.
Some Examples of Steely Blue in Action
A Before and After Demo Video
What’s Included in Steely Blue for Lightroom
SBT – Colour – Default Colours
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.
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