Using LIGHTROOM Presets To Edit! 💥ONE CLICK MAGIC 💻

Using LIGHTROOM Presets To Edit! 💥ONE CLICK MAGIC 💻

January 20, 2020 39 By Peter Engel


have you ever wanted to take a photo
like this and with one click of a mouse turn it into a photo like this well
unfortunately that’s not really how it works but by using Lightroom presets to
edit your photos you can make it feel a lot like one-click magic what is up
people Dunna here if you’re new to the channel I do lots of stuff about photos
and videos and just have a lot of fun over here so make sure you subscribe if
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you have fun along the way today we are talking about using Lightroom presets to
edit your photos I’ve been getting bombarded lately with people asking me
how I edit my photos for Instagram and the photos that I show you guys in my
videos and while I do plan on making more videos about Lightroom and
photography and that kind of stuff to show you guys my process I thought in
the meantime why don’t I just make my presets available to you guys so that
you can get my looks on your photos with just one click so before I get too far
into teaching you guys how to use presets and what my process is with
presets I’m happy to announce the dunna 2018 lightroom preset pack I revamped my
website just to make this happen the pack comes with 12 presets that i
fine-tuned over my time as a photographer I tried to make them kind
of varying so they’re all over the place they can be used in totally different
situations and I think you guys are gonna really like them and as a little
bonus to say thank you to everyone who follows me and subscribes to me from
this point until the end of July 2018 you can get the whole preset pack all
twelve of them for $5 if you type in the code cheap presets at checkout thank you
so much in advance for supporting and make sure to go cop them before the end
of July so that you get the cheap presets all the info for that is gonna
be in the description again so you can watch this video and you can go catch
that later now for the thing that we all came here for let’s figure out how to
use some presets now first and foremost there are some people out there who
think that using presets on your photos is cheating and I completely disagree
with them I think it’s a really great building block and I’m gonna tell you
four reasons why I think using presets can help you up your photography game
the first and the most obvious one is speed let’s
say you’re shooting a wedding you’ve got thousands and thousands of photos to
edit if you can find a preset that works even like as a starting place that’s
gonna speed up your entire workflow so much we’re talking about hours and hours
of work that you’re saving the second reason is consistency it’s a huge thing
on Instagram that you want to have like a consistent look using a preset as a
great way to make that happen you can go in and tweak individual settings on some
photos but by using a preset you can get kind of an overall similar look between
all the photos the third reason I think using presets are good is for
inspiration if you pull up a photo and you’re just kind of not sure what to do
with it a really cool thing can be to go scroll through some presets and get an
idea of where this photo could go or get several ideas because sometimes four or
five different presets might work on one photo and then you’ll have all these
options of where do you really want to take it do you want it dark and moody do
you want it bright do you want it saturated you want to desaturated so
many options just to inspire you and the fourth reason is to reverse engineer and
learn from presets so if you purchase some presets from your favorite creator
you can actually go through and see their settings what they’re using on
their photos and if you understand what all the settings mean in Lightroom you
can actually reverse engineer that and kind of get into their head and figure
out what they were thinking and then apply some of that stuff to your own
photography later so enough trying to convince you that
it’s good leave a comment below tell me what you think about using presets
whether you think it’s a good thing or a bad thing and let’s get on with the
tutorial part of it so first and foremost after you download presets from
wherever you get them whether they’re mine or somebody else’s you’re gonna
need to import them into Lightroom and how you do that is when you’re in
Lightroom you’re gonna select a photo and you’re gonna hit D to go to the
develop tab or you can go up here and click here over on the left hand side
there’s a bunch of drop-down menu that presets to open that we’re gonna hit the
plus symbol import presets we’re gonna go to wherever we saved our
presets so if you happen to have the DUNNA 2018 Lightroom preset back oh one
you’re gonna go inside dunna presets and you’re gonna see all of them click the
top one hold shift and click the bottom one and
you’re gonna click import a Dunna presets folder was gonna pop up all of
the presets are inside it now now you’ve got all the presets loaded into
Lightroom they’re all available for you now to use let’s get into using them now
with my specific preset pack I don’t pull any punches
I’m not going easy on these some of these are like super saturated some of them
are really contrasty these are real life examples of things that I’ve used on
actual photos that I post to Instagram so I’m not holding back at all all
twelve of these are very unique and work in a number of different situations and
to prove that I asked you guys to send in some photos that I could actually
play around with so I’m gonna show you guys my process if I was to try and make
a quick edit I’ve got eleven photos that you guys sent me over on Instagram and
I’m gonna go through and go through my presets and make some adjustments one of
the things that’s really important to remember is that a preset isn’t an
end-all be-all solution it can get you really close sometimes but there’s
usually some other tweaking that you have to do so it’s really important to
understand the settings and that kind of stuff within Lightroom but it does get
you really close and it certainly gives you a step in a certain direction
artistically so typically what I would do first is I’m going to pop up a
picture so this first one we’ve got a guy playing guitar and then on the left
hand side if I just hover over my first preset called archery here it’s gonna
automatically show me a preview of what that would look like now in my opinion
it kind of blows things out and it’s quite a bit saturated let’s see if
there’s something else archetype is a little bit better backlit freshly ground
beans maybe a little too contrasty it’s
already a contrasty photo give me a low fade oh that’s kind of cool
golden oldie we’ve got a kind of a vintage kind of fading thing into the
distance that one’s kind of nice light-hearted that one’s kind of moody
and dark Pink Panther I’m not liking how the oranges look in
that one Sun silhouette that’s kind of cool with the blacks crushed down like
that forest it’s okay vintagio so I think at all those
archetype was probably my favorite for this photo so just to make it clear the
preset doesn’t finish the process what I would do is I would choose a preset that
I think looks close or is at least going in the right
direction for that photo and then I’m gonna go over and I’m gonna mess a
little bit with my exposure and potentially with my white balance
depending on if the white balance was right for the shot in the first place so
right now I’m thinking this one maybe looks a little bit underexposed for
where I want it I want it to be that kind of nice warm bright day so I’m
gonna bring this up just a little bit and I like the colors but it’s maybe a
little bit oversaturated and by a little bit I mean quite a bit I really went
hard on the saturation for that one so dial that back a little bit and here’s before
and after so I was like a what a 35 second edit pretty easy okay let’s move
on to the next one next photo quite dark but a beautiful
kind of landscape we’ve got going on here I think what would be kind of cool
for this is my preset vintagio it’s designed for shots that were taken that
are a little bit underexposed or quite a bit underexposed and it brings it up and
it gives it kind of this cool vintage look maybe bring it up just a hair more
on the exposure bring up the shadows a little bit more get some detail in those
mountains yeah at this point maybe you could straighten up the horizon a little
bit that’s looking pretty good on to the next one yeah nice bird here so I’m just
gonna flip through whoo our tree looks pretty cool I think it’s between Pink
Panther and archery I think I like archery and again you bring the exposure
up just a hair and before and after very cool next one so we got a portrait photo
this one’s shot in a forest hey I’ve got a preset called the forest let’s see
where that’s at, kind of dark and moody ooh there we go into the distance
super Moody super dark let’s bring up the exposure just a hair I don’t want to
bring it up too much because I like the kind of dark mood this has going on so
before and after very cool on to the next one
we got another portrait photo let’s go from the top archery is a little intense
archetype looks good so for this one with the colors on the graffiti in the
background I feel like it would be cool to get something with some nice
saturation to it I think archetype’s probably the best the orange is just a
hair too much for me so I’m just gonna go into my saturation in my HSL and dial
back the orange a little bit maybe go to luminance and bring it up and bring up
the exposure a little bit so before after onto the next one we got this
creepy character a dark moody kind of look well I kinda actually really like
backlit so before and after before after really
cool love these photos you guys thank you so much to everyone who sent in
photos here’s some nighttime photography so we’ve gone through landscapes and
portraits and animal photography now we’ve got some night time with the the
cool light trails pink Panther’s kind of cool on that one it makes it like glow
go back the exposure just a little bit there I’m pretty happy with that one
feels good before after a little bit of a fade a
little bit of an intensity with the colors bring those Reds out a lot and
we’re good to go this is another cool one quite a bit
underexposed so we’re gonna find something that works this is one of the
ones where it’s kind of cool to go through your presets but know you’re
gonna have to mess with things afterwards I think I like to give me a
low fade best so we put it on there now we’re gonna go into the exposure bring
that up and the shadows up it’s got kind of this sad desaturated kind of look
let’s try something else on this one to Pink Panther that one’s pretty cool before
and after onto the next one this is a beautifully taken photo this is a great
example of what I was talking about before so out of the twelve probably
four or five of them worked really cool with this photo just need a couple of
little tweaks and it goes the other way too sometimes you’ll get a photo that
just none of them will work and that’s why it’s important to understand what’s
going on in Lightroom and be able to do them from scratch if you have to but
sometimes it works sometimes it doesn’t I don’t even know which one to pick here
I really liked freshly ground beans I think on this one and then let’s go in
put a basic bring up my exposure lens corrections to get rid of the vignette I
mean that’s keeping it pretty natural-looking if you wanted to go
crazy backlit was a little bit more intense as far as everything going on
there bring that up that’s very cool so before and after
loved this photo I had to leave one of a cat in there to honor our feline
brothers and sisters I think I like golden oldie on this one I like it kind
of faded out like the cat’s looking a little a little creepy just make a
couple of little tweaks you got before and after and on to the last one for all
those family photographers out there people taking pictures of their kids I think this one might be my favorite
pulled down my highlights just a hair and expose it a little bit better for
the skin and the only other thing there is I think the Reds are a little intense
we’re gonna go into HSL in the saturation we’re just gonna pull back
the Reds just a little bit and that one’s looking pretty cool so before and
after now as you can see not every preset works on every photo that’s not
really how it works what these are designed to do is to give you a little
bit of inspiration and maybe make your life a little bit easier so you don’t
have to go through every time if you just want to get an insta banger up
really quick go through them see which one you like the best on that specific
photo make a couple of tweaks before you export but I must admit on some of those
it gets you pretty close with the first click again these presets are available
at dunnadidit.com they’re gonna be $5 until the end of July if you type in the
code cheap presets if you have any questions about these make sure to leave
them in the comment box or hit me up on Instagram it’s at dunna did it if you’re
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