In this video tutorial I will go over how to create BW presets in Adobe Lightroom 4. It’s a very simple yet powerful feature that can drastically speed up your workflow if taken advantage of!! I have tons of presets and use them all the time. I also create presets for specific events and name them accordingly for future use. I’ll show you how to create a basic preset, then I’ll show you how to save it and create a Preset Folder. I will then show you quickly how to export and import the presets this way you can share them with your friends super easy!!
I also put together a BW preset that that you can download Here>>. This will get you some nice starting points for high contrast conversions that I often like to use. Check out the example photos below the video of each individual preset!
Check out the Lightroom 4 HD Video Tutorial
In the very beginning of the Lightroom 4 HD Video tutorial, I go over the guide tabs above on the website as I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately on a variety of topics!! The Guides cover a ton of information and I just wanted to make sure that you all know they are up there to take advantage of if needed
Be sure to select the HD option in the player settings once the video starts!!
SonyAlphaLab.com’s Free BW Preset for Lightroom
This Lightroom BW Preset is called “BW – High Contrast Sharp”, and is great for high contrast conversions.
Check out this before and after:
Original Photo – Before
BW – High Contrast Sharp Preset for Lightroom – After
Simple clicking the preset developed the Photograph to look like this with no effort at all on your part. I recommend making a virtual copy first so you have the original file untouched if you need it.
BW – High Contrast Sharp Preset for Lightroom (Click Here to download)
Simple unzip the file and import it into your Lightroom Presets! Then click away on a few photos and enjoy
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