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LIGHTROOM PRESETS & TOOLS FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

Ready to take your images to another level

about the lightroom presets

you have found it! A place where you can finally breathe. My Lightroom presets are here to help you – help you feel confident in your photography, help you make your images sing, help save your precious time, and ultimately make you and your clients very happy.

I have designed these Adobe Lightroom presets and tools which means you won’t need to open Photoshop to edit your photos anymore. You can do the photo editing you need to right here in one place, which will transform your photography workflow. You are investing in your time, time to spend with your loved ones, time to go out with your camera more, time to enjoy!

meet eddie

I am a family, wedding, and portrait photographer who – yes, here comes the cliché – started out in the make-shift darkroom in the basement at home as a teenager! I trained in photography and a large part of my training was in the darkrooms of my university, picking photograph after photograph from the machines or the chemical trays to perfect the desired look. ‘Magenta casts’ will forever be a haunted term for me!!

When I started in digital photography I applied the same techniques I used in the darkroom, experimenting, first with Photoshop, and then when I started to use Lightroom I wanted to be able to use it without having to go back to Photoshop. I loved my film days and I still love the film look – I like my digital images to look as fresh and clean as those images I used to produce in the darkroom. I have experimented endlessly for you – picked those metaphorical prints out of my computer screen so that you don’t have to. Honestly – don’t mention it! You are welcome!

presets & tools shop

Our shop features our collection of Adobe Lightroom presets and tools, including our free Lightroom presets for you to try. We offer Adobe Lightroom training to help you improve your photo editing workflow.

frequently asked questions

HOW DO I IMPORT MY PRESETS INTO LIGHTROOM?

Adding your new presets is easier than you think! They will live in the ‘Develop Presets’ folder and your brushes in the ‘Local Adjustment Presets’ folder which you can easily find by going into Preferences in Lightroom and clicking ‘Show Lightroom Presets Folder’. I have a helpful blog post on how to install your new purchases: adding your new presets.

WILL THESE WORK IN JUST ONE CLICK?

Not always, you may have over exposed or under exposed the image originally. Also the time of day and season that you have taken your image will affect its overall feel. All my presets have 3 versions to try. Once applying the preset you may still want to adjust the exposure level and contrast.

I DON'T KNOW HOW TO USE THE BRUSHES IN LIGHTROOM

I am uploading videos with top tips to help you understand the tools of Lightroom on my Eddie’s notebook page, there will be lots of helpful information I can share. In the meantime, if you are still unsure then I can highly recommend Adobe’s tutorial videos.

DO I NEED TO SHOOT RAW?

Yes. My presets will not work on jpegs.

MY PRESETS DON'T APPEAR IN LIGHTROOM

If your presets aren’t appearing in Lightroom, make sure you don’t have the “Store presets with catalog” option checked in Lightroom’s Preferences. You may also need to restart Lightroom after installing presets.

UPGRADING to LIGHTROOM CLASSIC on Creative Cloud

My presets that are designed for Lightroom 4 and above. They work best on Lightroom Classic which is part of the Creative Cloud for photographers. You catalogs will not be affected by upgrading but make sure you backup before upgrading. I highly recommend upgrading and particularly to Creative Cloud if you are not on it as you will get automatic improvements. If you would like me to walk you through the process please book a QUICK FIX appointment.

lightroom tutorials

My Lightroom tutorials offer you insight into how powerful the software can be. Learn things that you never knew you could go and shortcuts that will blow your mind! All this is with the aim of saving you time without having to go into Photoshop. Get away from your desk and get out with you camera more.

How to Brighten Eyes in Lightroom (Portrait Editing Series)

How to Brighten Eyes in Lightroom (Portrait Editing Series)

On my Lightroom workshops one of the most popular things we cover is editing a portrait using the healing tool and adjustment brushes to create the perfectly natural portrait. On my personal branding sessions I 'beauty re-touch' all the portraits that get selected. I...

Eddie’s Lightroom WorkFlow for Photographers

Eddie’s Lightroom WorkFlow for Photographers

Over the years I developed my own system for speeding up my Lightroom workflow, here I am going to describe it for you - offering plenty of Lightroom workflow tips and tricks. You can make it much easier for yourself just by following the steps I list below. it's all...

Using your Lightroom presets { Spring series }

Using your Lightroom presets { Spring series }

I'd like to show you a few of my presets across my Lightroom Presets Collections at work with some images I took this week. I was delighted to find such a pretty cherry blossom to photograph my youngest in front of and my presets just brought the images to life! When...

Beauty retouching using Lightroom

Beauty retouching using Lightroom

Ok - in my first of my tips and tricks series I'll show you how to make everyone look their best! We all need a little help - I certainly do!! Women - Generally I beauty retouch womens faces the most as they are the first to notice - unfortunately - any signs that we...

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