We'll tell you how to use the preset options provided by Lightroom 4 to dramatically increase your productivity and create fascinating special effects.
Do you think that when we're working on our own photos, we always do the same thing again and again with the same settings? If so, the preset options in Lightroom will drastically reduce the time we face the screen staring blankly. A preset is a saved file-processing setting that can be reused on any other photo. The preset in Lightroom is very convenient both in mastering and in use, and it can increase our working efficiency exponentially.
We can create, manage, and apply presets by modifying the preset panels in the photo module. Also, we can directly invoke the preset we created in the Quick Modify photo panel of the gallery panel, and we can even use presets to process photos while we import them.
To be honest, in all of the photo-processing techniques that have ever been made, presupposition is the easiest to master and use. As long as we treat a picture as if it were a satisfying effect or appearance, there is no need to start from scratch when dealing with other photos. We can save all the adjustment settings in the Lightroom in a preset form, and we can complete all the adjustments at once with a mouse click.
Camera Calibration Presets
We will also tell you about the two very classic ways of setting up. One of the things that works especially well, but few people know, is to quickly adjust the screen effect using the profile options in the camera calibration panel. This option is set to Adobe standard by default, but is not the best choice for all photos.
We'll tell you how to change this option when you create a preset, and how to apply a preset when you import a photo, bringing a quick change to the photo. When we're done with the import, we'll show you how to convert the photos to Black-and-white in Lightroom and add a fascinating separation tone effect. Of course, incidentally, we'll also explain how to save the effect we created as a preset.
1 Adjustment settings
into the Gallery module, click the Import button at the bottom left to open the Import dialog box, select a raw format file and import it. To change the photo module, open the camera calibration panel, from the configuration file Drop-down menu to choose the appropriate settings, for this picture we think camera neutral more ideal.
2 Creating Presets
Open the preset panel on the left and click the Plus button in the upper-right corner of the panel to create a new modify photo preset. Click all the buttons below the dialog box, then manually check the processing version and calibration options, name the preset, click the Create button to create a new preset, so that we can apply the settings we just created when we import the file.
3 Application Presets
Go back to Lightroom's Gallery module and click the Import button to select another RAW format portrait artwork. When the file is selected, open the Apply panel on the right side of the import file, open the Modify photo Settings Drop-down menu, select the preset we just created, and then click the Import button to import the file into the gallery.
4 Basic adjustments
Re-enter the Modify photo module, select the Cropping tool to remove the clutter around the edges, and make the composition more compact. Use each slider provided in the Fundamentals panel to adjust the picture tone: Color temperature 5000, hue +5, exposure +0.90, contrast +20, Gao Guang +16, Shadow +7, Black-11, sharpness +4.
5 Convert to black and white
Next, open the hsl/color/black and white panel, click the Black and white words on the Panel title bar to color the photos, and turn on the black and white adjustment options. Select the target adjustment tool in the upper-left corner of the panel to increase the brightness of the complexion by clicking the mouse on the face of the character and dragging it upwards. Then go into the tonal curve panel and create an S-shaped curve to improve the contrast of the picture.
6 Separation Tones
Open the Detach Tone panel to create a detached tonal effect. The high light hue is set to 60, saturation 20, setting the shadow hue to 241, saturation 30. Click the plus sign in the upper-right corner of the preset panel to name the preset "yellow/Blue split tone", just tick the tonal curve, black and white blending, and separate tones, and click the Create button.Category: