How to Create Your Own Preset in Lightroom?lightroom
How to Create Your Own Preset in Lightroom?
How? Can we create our own preset in Lightroom? Well of course! Let’s see how to do them step by step so that we do not get lost.
First we will open a photo and apply the changes and adjustments that we want within the module Reveal. Once the editing of that photo is finished, we will open the Reveal menu, and we will give you the option of New Preset. You can also do this by pressing the “+” symbol in the Presets panel.
Inside the window that opens, we will indicate the name that we want to give this preset, and select the changes that we want to keep in it. Imagine that one of the changes you have applied is a graduated filter. Surely for the rest of the photos that you are going to apply your preset that graduated filter is not valid, therefore it is advisable that you do not select the option of Graduated Filter for your preset.
Finally, we will press the Create button, and our preset will now appear in the Presets panel with the name that we have given.
When we have many presets on the panel it can be a bit tedious to start looking for the one we want, so we can create folders to be able to classify them and work more efficiently (black and white presets, portrait presets, landscape presets …). To do this, we will go to the Edit menu / New folder of presets, we will give a name to that folder and press the button of Create. Then we just have to drag the presets to the folder and we have everything properly sorted.
Tips for Getting the Most Out of Lightroom Presets
- Get familiar with presets. At first, if you give us a list of 20 or 30 presets for us to download, we go crazy with joy. But what happens at the time of using them? We seem too many, we may not know which to choose, or that we try them all in each of our images … and that, far from improving our workflow, rather it dulls. But do not give up. We need some time to get accustomed, that these presets do not overwhelm us and we feel comfortable working with them. The more you use them, the more efficient you will be using them.
- Create a folder with your favorite presets. As you use presets or presets, you will notice that you have your favorites, and that it is usually a very select group that you use most frequently. To make your work easier, create a new folder in the preset catalog and drag in those presets you use the most.
- Do not be afraid to modify a preset. When we begin to edit our images it can be overwhelming to choose from so many options that Lightroom gives us to adjust our shots if we have not seen them before. If we apply a preset, in addition to seeing the differences between Before and After a shot, we can see the changes that have been made in the editing panel to reach that result. The result may not convince us, but the best thing about the presets is that we can modify them, they are not immovable. So, you can play with the sliders of the different parameters to adjust your image until you get the exact result you want. And you can even save it as a new preset with those latest changes!
- Lightroom presets
Black and white KING – lightroom black and white presets
50 presets for lightroom, professional settings for black and white photography.
They simulate the old traditional reels of development, includes more artistic adjustments in black and white.
This collection is fully compatible with the paid and free versions of Lightroom CC mobile for iOS and Android.
Our presets work in Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw. Visit our FAQ for a full list of compatible software.
Photos by Fernando Cortés