Tag: Presets

How to install Lightroom presets

Lightroom has some powerful image enhancement tools, as fans will know, and the ability to apply and store editing presets. But as well as creating your own, you can get presets from all sorts of different places and they’re really easy to install – and here’s how you do it. 01 Free presets from ON1.com You can start by checking out some free Lightroom presets from ON1. ON1 is not the only company offering free presets, but it does have a rather tasty collection supplied by different photographers and Lightroom experts that will get you started. 02 Trey Ratcliff...

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How to install ON1 effects presets

If you downloaded ON1 Effects 10 Free you’ll have got an email offering you some free landscape presets. So here’s how to install these presets, and it’s useful for installing presets generally with the full ON1 Photo 10 product too. 01 Download and unzip First, you need to download the presets and these will arrive as a zip file which you’ll need to uncompress. This gives you a folder containing the presets file itself and a URL link to online instructions for what to do next. In fact, it’s pretty simple… 02 Right-click and open Don’t try to open the...

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How to create and save your own DxO Optics Pro presets

DxO Optics Pro 10 comes with a whole bunch of interesting-looking presets, but it’s really easy to create your own. Once you’ve perfected a ‘look’ that you like, you can then apply it to your photos in the same way as the built-in presets. Here’s how it’s done. DxO Optics Pro 11 review 01: Start from scratch or from a preset you like If you know exactly the look you’re going for you can use the manual controls in the Customise workspace to create your effect. It’s often easier, though, to get some inspiration by browsing through the preset...

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How to import Aperture effects

Aperture comes with a small selection of ready-made effects which you can apply to your photos simply by selecting them from a menu. But did you know you can import new effects created by others? It’s really easy to do, and here’s how. 01 How to edit your Aperture effects With the Adjustment Inspector open, look for the drop-down Effects menu just beneath the histogram. Open this, then choose the ‘Edit Effects’ option. 02 How to import Aperture effects The Effects Presets dialog lists all the Aperture effects you’ve currently got installed. Now look for the ‘gear’ icon in...

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Rod Lawton – photographer, writer and Head of Testing for Digital Camera, PhotoPlus and N-Photo at Future plc.