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HOW TO USE YOUR COLORMADE PRESETS




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THE WEDDING & CUISINE COLLECTIONS



Each of these collections is built around a unique color palette that is applied across the entire set, so no matter which preset is selected within the collection, the same coloring results will be applied. What does change with each preset is the overall tonal settings. This offers a very streamlined workflow that helps to keep your coloring consistent, while also giving you a wide range of tonal options to cover different lighting scenarios.


The 'Lite' Preset

We begin each set with the ‘Lite’ preset. This preset is the simplest starting point and offers the most flexibility for adding personalized adjustments to your images. Just set your white balance and exposure to begin with and then apply the ‘Lite’ preset to your photo. This will give you a clean base with proper coloring and simple tonal adjustments. From there you can further adjust the settings if desired. (See photo below)




Pro Tip: Once you have properly white balanced your photo, set your exposure, and applied the ‘Lite’ preset to your image, try increasing and decreasing the contrast slider to further customize your results. In most cases this will be the only additional adjustment that may be needed on top of the ‘Lite’ preset. 



The Base Presets and Exposure Preset Variations

Below the ‘Lite’ preset you will find multiple base presets throughout the collection that are each followed by several exposure adjusted presets. Each of the base presets are titled according to their tonal quality and the exposure adjusted presets follow the same titling, along with bullet points to show the exposure differences. The filled in white bullet points indicate an increase in exposure, while the dark hollowed bullet points indicate a decrease in exposure. (See photo below)




These presets are built to be richer in their film qualities than the ‘Lite’ presets, so we recommend making small additional adjustments to the contrast slider if your results are too dramatic or too soft. Also, unlike the ‘Lite’ presets, all of these presets do directly affect the exposure of your images because of their deeper film quality, therefore we include several additional exposure variations for quick flexibility. In some cases, if the set exposures do not properly expose your photos, then small additional adjustments may be needed to the exposure slider once the preset has been applied. 


Pro Tip: Begin by properly setting the white balance of your photo and then click through the base presets and their respective exposure presets until you are happy with the overall results. Keep in mind that your color settings will not change as you surf through the presets, only the tones and exposures will vary. If you find a preset that works well with your photo, but is too soft or too dramatic for your taste, then freely adjust the exposure and contrast sliders until satisfied. Additionally, if you are not fully satisfied with the temperature of your image once the preset has been applied, further adjust the white balance slider to taste. No further adjustments should be necessary.



Additional Tools

 ** These presets are meant to be used AFTER the main color presets have been applied ** 

 

Along with the main collection presets, we also include a few quick tools for your convenience. 

These presets include: Auto Exposure, Auto White Balance, and Remove Grain


As their names suggest, the Auto Exposure tool will set the exposure of your image automatically, the Auto White Balance tool will set the color temperature of your image automatically, and the Remove Grain preset will remove the grain from any presets that include grain. 


 Important note: The auto exposure and white balance presets use Lightroom’s built in algorithms to properly set your photo’s settings, so in some cases additional adjustments may be needed once these tools have been applied. 





THE MONOCHROME COLLECTIONS



Each Monochrome collection includes a variety of black & white base presets, along with additional exposure presets for quick adjustments and maximum flexibility. 


The Base Presets and Exposure Preset Variations

Within each of the Monochrome collections you will find multiple base presets that are each followed by several exposure adjusted presets. Each of the base presets are titled according to their tonal quality and the exposure adjusted presets follow the same titling, along with bullet points to show the exposure differences. The filled in white bullet points indicate an increase in exposure, while the dark hollowed bullet points indicate a decrease in exposure. (See photo below)





These presets are built to be richer in their film qualities, so small additional adjustments may be needed to the contrast slider if they come across as too soft or too dramatic. Also, please note that these presets directly affect the exposure of your image because of their deeper film quality, therefore we include the additional exposure variations along with each base preset for quick flexibility. In some cases, if the set exposures do not properly expose your photos, then small additional adjustments may be needed to the exposure slider once the preset has been applied. 



Additional Tools

 ** These presets are meant to be used AFTER the main color presets have been applied ** 

  

Along with the main collection presets, we also include a few quick tools for your convenience.

These presets include: Auto Exposure and Remove Grain 


As their names suggest, the Auto Exposure tool will set the exposure of your image automatically and the Remove Grain preset will remove the grain from any presets that include grain. 


 Please note: The auto exposure preset uses Lightroom’s built in algorithms to properly set your photo’s settings, so in some cases additional adjustments may be needed once this tool has been applied. 





THE LENSMAN TOOLKIT


When it comes to developing a speedy Lightroom workflow, our experience has shown that a layered preset based system is the most efficient system. For The Lensman Toolkit, we’ve put together a huge set of speed-workflow tools that will not only have you editing your photos faster, but also editing them in new, unique ways. Divided into 17 different categories, this collection of 168 presets offers extreme editing flexibility while working exclusively within the left-side 'Presets' panel. Designed for maximum speed & efficiency, The Lensman Toolkit has been built to follow a very convenient top-to-bottom workflow while only including layered presets that affect a single setting at a time. Just start your photo at the very first preset and then work your way down to the last, until completion. 


Workflow

Within the Lensman Toolkit you will find that the presets laid out within their respective categories, beginning with ‘Treatment’ and ending with ‘Dehaze’ (See photo below for example). All of these categories follow the same workflow as the main Develop panel within Lightroom, so we recommend that you follow the same top-to-bottom workflow that you normally would when working within the Develop panel. 


 To begin, select your preferred treatment, either black & white or color, from the 'Treatment' category and then move on to the ‘Temperature’ category. From there, continue down into the ‘Exposure’ category and then on to the next. Continue doing so through the toolkit while selecting the presets that work best for your photo. As you work your way down the categories, feel free to jump back up to higher categories if further adjustments are needed, and then just return to where you previously left off. 


Important note: We built The Lensman Toolkit to either be used as a full editing workflow kit on it's own or in conjunction with our main color preset collections. If you are using the toolkit along with any of our other preset collections, please make sure to apply the main color preset before running through the Lensman Toolkit presets. If you begin your edit using the Lensman Toolkit then all of your adjustments may be over-written once you apply a main color preset.





THE COLOR WASH COLLECTION


Divided into two separate folders, The Color Collection and The Black & White Collection, these split-toned and duo-toned color filters have been built to only affect the split-toning tools and the color/black & white treatment options. We include multiple presets for each color base for increasing and decreasing the levels of intensity, which are noted by the number of bullet points that follow the preset names. (See photo below)




The 'B&W' folder contains presets that apply "duo-tone" looks by converting the photo to black & white and then applying a color filter overlay on top. These can be used to create beautifully artistic photo effects for any style of photography. 


The presets within the 'Color' folder are called "split-tone" presets and act as unique color filters that can be overlaid on top of any existing edit to further alter and/or enhance the coloring of your image. (See photo below) 


Color Wash (Color) Preview


Please Note: The Color Wash collection was built to work in conjunction with our main color preset collections and also as an extension to any other photo editing workflow. Although these filters can be applied at the beginning of your photo editing process or added later over existing edits, we do advise that if you are using these filters along with any of the other ColorMade preset collections then it is best to begin your edit by applying the looks from the other sets before applying the Color Wash filters. If you begin your edit using the Color Wash filters then those applied settings may be over-written once a main color preset is applied.