Here’s my first attempt in sharing a user preset I’ve created in my software. Some of you know I use Lightroom to process or edit my photos. A good while ago, I was playing around and trying to achieve brown tones to my pictures cause I have long admired a few people online who regularly post their pictures. One of them is Elena Shumilova, a wonderful photographer who posts creative photos of her children and their various pets with beautiful, muted tones of brown.
While this is nothing like her work, as I said, I was inspired by her to try to learn to get different tones to my photos. Last night I tweaked and played with it again until I had something I liked, I liked it a lot in fact! While the preset will work on other photos, you may have to tweak it yourself according to the photograph you use. I had to lower the exposure or bump up the contrast in other shots, but I made the preset work with minimal effort to get an effect I liked.
If you’re interested, you can download and install my “Brown Toned” preset and play with it too. Right click and save the link in a location you can find, add the preset to your Lightroom catalog by simply dragging the file you saved on to your Lightroom application icon. A message will appear asking if you want to install the preset. Choose install and my preset should appear in your User Presets folder within Lightroom.
I know it works in Lightroom 5, I’m not experienced enough to know if it will be backward or forward compatible with other versions.
I liked the look so well, I created a new Facebook cover and profile picture with the effect added to my other wildflower photos from yesterday. As I said, I did have to tweak it a bit more on each photo due to the different exposures, etc.
Let me know if you try it. Since I’ve never shared one of my user presets before, I’m curious to know if this works and if the preset is a look you like too. It very well may be a dud!