Step 5: Navigate to Presets.
If you've never edited with Lightroom before, you're in for a real treat. Lightroom Presets make the editing process fun and easy.
These will also sync to Lightroom Mobile, which I'll cover in the next section.
Step 2: Download Presets.
Better yet, Presets make your photos look like a pro edited them! Your photos look consistent, and that’s a big plus when you’re doing client work.
Step 3 : Log into your Adobe Creative Cloud account.
And if you wanted to bake another cake just like it, it wouldn‘t be a problem. You would just start with that same mix.
This panel is where you make adjustments to your images, such as exposure, contrast, saturation, highlights, shadows, etc.
Open the folder and select all Presets inside. (Click the first preset in the folder, hold down the shift key and click the last preset in the folder to select All.)
To edit photos in Lightroom, you use a series of sliders to adjust exposure, contrast, highlights, shadows, whites, blacks, etc. If you have many photos to edit, this is obviously very time consuming.
This dialog box will open after you click on the ‘+' sign.
Preset Installation Instructions + Tutorial for Lightroom > Before you begin, install the most recent version of Lightroom CC.
Step 1: Before you begin, install the latest edition of Lightroom CC.
Next up: Let's install presets on Lightroom CC, the web-based version of Lightroom that syncs over all of your devices.
Only in this case, a Preset is a professional editing recipe applied to your photos with a single click.
Let’s Get Started Importing Presets into Lightroom.
You’ll be able to see your newly installed Presets in the Preset module on the left-hand side of your screen.
Step 8: Your Presets Are Installed!
Step 4: Scroll to the Bottom of the Edit Panel.
What makes it even more confusing is that there are different versions of Lightroom. And these versions handle importing Presets in a slightly different way!
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What I love most about Presets is they help you develop your own editing style.
Step 6: Select the Presets you wish to install from your unzipped folder.
Step 3: Unzip the downloaded presets file before you start the preset import.
Think about baking a cake. First, you have to heat the oven. Then you need to prepare your cake pans. Next you have to measure all the ingredients carefully. Finally, you have to follow the mixing and combining instructions to the letter.
Step 7: Locate Your Unzipped Presets Folder.
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But before I do, I’d like to do a quick rundown on what Lightroom Presets are–just in case anyone who reads this isn’t already familiar with them.
Presets give you consistent results that cut your editing time down to a fraction. But don’t think using Presets to begin your editing process limits your creative freedom.
Lightroom CC —This version of Lightroom uploads to the Cloud. It syncs your photos across desktop mobile devices, and the web. Lightroom CC is perfect for photographers who edit on the go.
Lightroom Mobile—To get started, download the free Lightroom app, available for both iOS and Android. While the app is free, you’ll need an Adobe Photography plan subscription to sync your photo catalog to your mobile device.
Only in this case, a Preset is a professional editing recipe that’s applied to your photos with just one-click.
With the Lightroom CC mobile app, you can edit on the fly with your phone or tablet.
You must upload your Presets to Lightroom CC first, then they'll sync over to your device.
You'll find the Preset Panel located on the bottom of this Edit panel in Lightroom CC (shown in the image to the left.)
How to Import Lightroom Presets.
Why Editing With a Preset is Like Baking with a Cake Mix.
Develop Your Own Editing Style with Presets.
But imagine that instead of making adjustments to photos one-at-a-time, you could apply adjustments to entire batches of photos with a single click.
One of the best things about Presets is that they help you try new looks you may not have thought of on your own.
Step 2: Download the presets that you want to install (note the folder where you downloaded them.)
To access the Develop module, click on the menu on top of the screen (shown in the image below. )
Presets are Editing Recipes.
Well, using a Preset is a lot starting with a cake mix.
Click ‘Presets' to begin the process to upload your presets.
Click on the three dots to the right of the word ‘Presets.' (This action opens the Preset Panel.)
You'll see Presets on the left side of your screen. Click the ‘+' sign to the right.
(Follow the same steps as in Lightroom Classic CC above).
Step 6 : The Presets you saved earlier in Lightroom CC appear under the Vignetting panel inside the Edit module.
We’ll begin this lesson with how to install Presets on Lightroom Classic CC.
Study the changes the Presets make to your Lightroom adjustment sliders. It's the fastest way to understand what effects the diffferent adjustment sliders make to your photos.
“How do I import presets into Lightroom?” is a question I definitely get asked a lot.
Think about it. Everything in the cake mix box is pre-measured. All you have to do is add water, and an egg. Voila! Mix as instructed and bake.
Most of all, Presets are fun and let you test drive different editing styles. You might find a new favorite you never expected!
But overall, importing Presets is a simple process, no matter which version of Lightroom you use.
Step 1: Download the Appropriate Lightroom Mobile App for Your Device:
In this post, I’ll walk you through how to import and install presets for Lightroom Classic CC, Lightroom CC and Lightroom Mobile.
Presets are only a starting point to your editing process, not the end. You’re free to make tweaks to any of the settings. You’re completely in control of the final look of your photos.
Step 7 : Enjoy your newly installed Presets!
How to Import Lightroom Presets.
You make that cake even more delicious when you add your own little tweaks with frosting and decorations.
Before you install your presets, you need to know which version of Lightroom you’re working with.
Click on ‘Import.’
Step 5 : Open the Edit module by clicking the edit icon.
If you don’t have a lot of experience, Presets push you out of your editing comfort zone. You can try out new looks for your photos without any risk, because edits in Lightroom are non-destructive. You can always start over again if you don't like the results.
Step 2: Open your Lightroom App.
Try Out Different Looks for Your Photos.
Installation Instructions + Tutorial for Lightroom Mobile.
Let's get started installing your Presets!
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Step 6: Click on ‘Import Presets.'
Step 3: Open Lightroom CC.
Even if you’ve never baked before, you can still turn out a great cake.
You'll see your new Presets now located in your Presets folder.
And that’s exactly what a Preset is–it’s an editing shortcut.
If you understand how starting with a cake mix helps you bake a perfect cake without measuring, it’s a perfect analogy for using a Preset to edit your photos.
Preset Installation Instructions + Tutorial for Lightroom CC.
Try some Presets out today and amaze yourself!
What is a Lightroom Preset?
That’s why Presets are a great way to kick-start your editing creativity.
Now think about a baking a cake with a cake mix. It’s huge a shortcut to turning out a delicious cake, even if you’ve never baked a cake before.
Step 4: Open the Develop module.
Once you’ve selected all of the Presets, click the ‘Import’ button at the bottom right of your screen. Your Presets will install automatically.
To check if you have the most recent version installed, go to the Menu bar in Lightroom and click ‘Help.’ You’ll see ‘Update’ in the drop-down menu. Click on ‘Update.’ (If you need to update, a dialogue box will appear. )
Step 5: After the Edit panel opens up, you’ll see ‘Presets' on the left side.
Scroll down and click on ‘Import Presets.’
Lightroom Classic CC —This is the desktop version of Lightroom, and also the one I recommend you work with. Lightroom Classic has more robust features than the Lightroom CC does, and it also is the better choice to keep your photo catalog organized.
But you can’t directly upload Presets to your mobile device.
Download your Presets. Unzip this folder before you start the installation.
Step 4 : Select the photo you wish to edit.
Click on the ‘Edit’ icon on the top right of the screen. (See image below.)