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HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN PRESET USING LIGHTROOM + FREE PRESET

09/04/19

create your own presets using lightroom

Hi everyone! I am so excited to share with you my process on how I edit photos using Lightroom both for my blog and social media accounts, specifically Instagram. Curating your feed is one of the things you can do to your IG account to build your brand and attract more followers and eventually generate engagement.

So how do you create your own preset using Lightroom? Read more below and I got something for you at the bottom of the page.

Let’s start!

GADGET:

I use iPhone XR and A6000 mostly for my blog and Instagram Photos as well as for producing video content. It’s a mid-range mirrorless camera in terms of price and one of the best mirrorless out there for its price range.

Sure, having a DSLR or mirrorless cam can level up the quality of your photo. But here’s the thing, no matter how high-end your camera is, it still boils down to how the photo is taken; what angle, lighting and etc. So having the right gadget is, of course, a big plus but achieving that outstanding photo and video doesn’t only rely on it.

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APP I USE:

Adobe Lightroom

I have one on my desktop for my blog and on my phone and I use one preset now to make my brand more consistent. What I love about LR is that you can make a preset on your computer and then transfer/sync it to your mobile device which makes it so easy to use and helps with consistency on your blog and IG feed.

Switching from VSCO to LR is one of the best decisions I did because everything is convenient and I can still make adjustments and achieve the color and feel that I am aiming for.

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CREATING YOUR OWN PRESET IN LR

1. I made my own using the desktop version then exported it as a DNG file

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2. Save it to your Dropbox (Desktop)

3. Open the Dropbox app on your phone

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4. Export it to LR mobile

VOILA! You have your edited photo in just 4 easy steps.

HOW TO USE PRESETS FOR YOUR PHOTOS

  1. Import the photo you want to edit
  2. Copy the settings on the photo that has the preset (Click the circle with 3 dots on the upper right corner of the app)
  3. Go to the photo you want to edit and paste the settings (Click the circle with 3 dots on the upper right corner of the app). I only do minor edits on the photos after I paste the preset. Usually it’s the exposure 
  4. Export the newly edited photo to your Photo Gallery

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Watch the mini clip below for the tutorial:

 

Easy, peasy! I usually adjust the exposure and temperature and sometimes even the shadows.

Apps I used before:

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There are influencers out there who are selling their presets and here are some of them:

For more presets, go and check out https://creativemarket.com/

Here’s the fun part, I will be sharing to you my preset for free! Just do the steps mentioned above and you do not need a subscription for this! You can sign up for free!

Enjoy editing and please tag me (@itsmariacamille) and use #EditWithSAS

Do you have any additional tips on how to create your own preset using Lightroom?

Edited photos using the preset I am using.

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