Neil April 14th, 2009
Neil April 14th, 2009
Neil February 16th, 2009
The entries are in and have been collected into a single download available in the Create Cart:
Congratulations to the winners – I think we’ll be doing this again soon!
Neil November 29th, 2008
Make Light Real
And if you don’t think a Lightroom preset or photoshop trick can change the lighting in a photo – watch this:
Preset #1 – low power
Preset #2 – medium power
Can you see how much more distinct the light coming through the trees is visualized in the photo?
Buy them here:
Neil November 23rd, 2008
I was making some image ads for Google today, and exported the crop tool presets for each of their sizes:
Neil September 27th, 2008
Did you know that in Lightroom2 You can use a brush to make precise corrections, and even have brush presets ready to go to make those corrections easy.
Well I knew about LR brushes, but I had not given enough attention to them until Matt Kloskowski posted up some darken brushes, and got my mind in gear on a great workflow asset.
Here’s a collection of brush presets I made for… Burn, Dodge, Color Boost, Color Drain, Skin Soft, and Detail Boost. Remember that these don’t work the same as my Develop presets. These are for “Brush” settings. If you need to learn how to install them take a look at my Installing Lightroom Brush Presets article. The download is above. Just download unzip and follow the directions.
Neil September 24th, 2008
Here’s a fun freebie, with Photoshop Lightroom preset to help you style your images like the “300″ movie
Neil September 23rd, 2008
Use the backbone single preset/calibration/baseline starting point for Neil’s custom ONE ACTION workflow, and don’t bother going all the way to Photoshop. Custom dodging and burning can now be done in Lightroom, so if you’re just working in Lightroom start out with the color clarity and expression of Neil’s preset.
The Lightroom preset package includes an XMP file for use with Camera Raw as a preset template or camera calibration to save as a Camera Raw default – which is the same way it should be used in Lightroom.
For best results, apply this preset to all your images, and then progress to standard color correction adjustments of exposure, white balance, and curves. The preset will not alter your color temperature or exposure, but will tweak the host of other settings to bring clarity and a finer balance to your images.
Neil September 3rd, 2008
Read the above full explanation, and start with these settings:
Before image on the left. Below, Dark Descent lighting overlays applied to the effect.
Have fun with the preset!