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!
- First place was awarded to Tasha Schalk with her Rock Concert actions – she’s excited to try out her Lightspeed Package!
- Phill Price’s monochrome lightroom preset for a moody pink tone captured the third place prize
- 1ST PLACE: LIGHTSPEED WORKFLOW PACKAGE
Valued at $290, this prize includes a Nostromo n52 left-hand keypad, “ONE” Lightroom/ACR preset, “ONE” Photoshop Action, and tutorials. This is an awesome package! This winner will also receive a $39 credit to use toward any additional items from Neil.
- 2ND PLACE: PHOTOSHOP LIGHT REAL VIRTUAL COURSE
Valued at $250, this prize includes the “ONE ACTION” workflow scripts plus a 4 hour training course covering the workflow scripts and working in LAB color space. This winner will also receive a $39 credit to use toward any additional items from Neil.
- 3RD PLACE: ONE ACTION AND GOLDEN TOUCH PACKAGES
Valued at $79 and $49, respectively, this prize includes the “ONE ACTION” scripts and presets for Photoshop and Lightroom, plus extra training materials along with additional Photoshop actions and 30 textures.
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:
I was making some image ads for Google today, and exported the crop tool presets for each of their sizes:
- 468 x 60 Banner
- 728 x 90 Leaderboard
- 250 x 250 Square
- 200 x 200 Small Square
- 336 x 280 Large Rectangle
- 300 x 250 Medium Rectangle
- 120 x 600 Skyscraper
- 160 x 600 Wide Skyscraper
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.
Here’s a fun freebie, with Photoshop Lightroom preset to help you style your images like the “300″ movie
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.
Read the above full explanation, and start with these settings:
- Fill Light = 100%
- Blacks = Test this one to taste: 10-100%
- Contrast = 50-100%
- Clarity = 100%
- Vibrance = 50-100%
- Recovery = 0-100%
- Saturation = -81% rely on your vibrance to color the image and desaturate to get the metallic look.
Before image on the left. Below, Dark Descent lighting overlays applied to the effect.
Have fun with the preset!