Lightroom Unlocked: The Power of Presets
Editing tons of photos one by one can take forever, and that's where presets come in! Discover how to use Lightroom presets to make gorgeous edits efficiently alongside professional photographer Chad Chase. He'll begin by showing you how to apply a simple preset in the Develop module. Then, you'll design custom presets to rename, organize and customize your photos, all while you import. Ready to get even more creative as you move beyond basic presets? Chad will help you find, organize and use third-party presets, before sharing his go-to settings for eye-catching landscape and nature scenes. You'll even learn the best presets for editing portraits, group events or family vacations. And don't forget to share your edited images! Chad will also help you create export presets for social media sites, e-mails, books, printing and more.
Chad Chase is an award-winning photographer, educator and accredited member of the American Society of Media Photographers. He owns a commercial photography business and has received awards for his work in advertising, feature photography and travel journalism. His work has also been featured in renowned publications, including National Geographic Traveler, the New York Times and Sunset Backpacker.
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Lesson Plan: What you Learn
Meet professional photographer Chad Case and learn how using presets will change the way you work in Lightroom. You'll begin with a tour of the different kinds of presets, from initial import to final export. Then, you'll see how to apply a basic preset in the Develop module.
Using presets as you import will save you a lot of time; you'll do less organizing and more creating! Chad shares his tips to make adding metadata, creating keywords and renaming your files effortless. You'll also see how to design custom settings for your cameras and lenses.
It's time to get creative. Chad will show you how to find and organize new presets for the develop module, and how to make them your own. He'll help you choose a starting point for each image, then save your custom settings. Plus, you'll get his favorite presets for landscape and nature photos.
Discover the best presets for portraits. First, Chad will show you what to look for when editing your photos from vacation and other events. Then, he'll share his favorite portrait presets, including go-to settings for family or group photos.
Now that your images look just the way you want, it's time to start sharing them. Chad will guide you through using the export window and choosing the perfect settings. Next, he'll show you how to create perfect presets for social media and e-mail so you can share your photos in seconds!
Want to put your photos in a book, add to a slideshow or print them out? Or maybe you want to send high-resolution versions to a professional printer. Whatever your plans are for sharing your images, Chad will help you create the perfect presets for easy exporting with just a click.