LR3 pp for the 1st time! Comments welcome

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sabdalla Forum Member • Posts: 76
LR3 pp for the 1st time! Comments welcome

It's my first attempt editing raw photos in LR3 (or doing any pp actually beyond simple contrast and exposure adjustments)... all comments welcome!

Thank you

PS. I know flowers are not the most exciting subjects..but they're great for practice!

Prstl2 Senior Member • Posts: 1,384
Some LR3 setting you could try....

Basic Setting:

Pictures 1 and 3, bump up the black setting a couple of points and see what you think.

Pictures all, set the sliders under the Presence setting between 5 and 10 points each.

Pictures all, in the Tone Curve section try these settings.

Highlights: -8
Lights: +16
Darks: +8
Shadows: -5
Point Curve: Medium Contrast

Pictures all, in Noise Reduction try.

Luminance: between 40 to 60
Detail: 50
Contrast:10

Color: 30
Detail: 50

I have more adjustments you could try (HSL and Sharpening), but use the above for now and adjust to your taste. Remember to enable lens corrections.

Nice shots, I like to shoot flowers on overcast days also.

Regards,

Paul

sabdalla OP Forum Member • Posts: 76
Re: Some LR3 setting you could try....

Many thanks Paul for the valuable tips. Here's the outcome... quiet an improvement over the original

Prstl2 Senior Member • Posts: 1,384
More later today....

Later today, when I have more time, I will send you a complete LR3 user-preset that I am using for my 60D landscape shots. You can adjust it to your taste of course, so check your message box. Installing a LR user-preset is very easy, so if you have not done this before, please take the time to research this procedure.

Glad my suggestions have helped you and I hope you continue to explore the power of LR3.

Regards,

Paul

sabdalla wrote:

Many thanks Paul for the valuable tips. Here's the outcome... quiet an improvement over the original

Jay S. Senior Member • Posts: 2,895
Re: More later today....

How about you share with everyone. I'm always looking for a good preset..

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cheezit Regular Member • Posts: 281
Re: More later today....

Jay S. wrote:

How about you share with everyone. I'm always looking for a good preset..

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+1

sabdalla OP Forum Member • Posts: 76
Re: More later today....

Thank you

It looks like a steep learning curve, so I am sure this manual will come in very handy!

Prstl2 Senior Member • Posts: 1,384
sabdalla, Jay S. and cheezit here is the preset

1.) Copy all below the #### into a text editor, no blank lines before the s =

2.) Save and name this file to "whatever you want".lrtemplate

example: Canon-60D-Landscape.lrtemplate

This is just a starting point for me, I tweak most everything from here when processing images. I have set the AutoTone to true (on) in this preset, but in reality I use a digital grey card to set my white balance (I take one shot of the grey card in the light I am working under and use that setting for the rest of the session) and then adjust for exposure from the Auto setting to my liking.

I hope all of you will find this useful in some way and will share any presets you create with me at some point.

Regards,

Paul

##################################
s = {
id = "18A294EC-3F6C-4A2D-A4AD-24FAB70833A0",
internalName = "Canon 60D Landscape",
title = "Canon 60D Landscape",
type = "Develop",
value = {
settings = {
AutoBrightness = false,
AutoContrast = false,
AutoExposure = false,
AutoShadows = false,
AutoTone = true,
Clarity = 14,
ColorNoiseReduction = 25,
ColorNoiseReductionDetail = 50,
ConvertToGrayscale = false,
EnableColorAdjustments = true,
EnableDetail = true,
EnableGradientBasedCorrections = true,
EnableSplitToning = true,
HueAdjustmentAqua = 0,
HueAdjustmentBlue = 7,
HueAdjustmentGreen = 8,
HueAdjustmentMagenta = 0,
HueAdjustmentOrange = 0,
HueAdjustmentPurple = 0,
HueAdjustmentRed = -5,
HueAdjustmentYellow = 0,
LuminanceAdjustmentAqua = 0,
LuminanceAdjustmentBlue = -16,
LuminanceAdjustmentGreen = -12,
LuminanceAdjustmentMagenta = 0,
LuminanceAdjustmentOrange = 10,
LuminanceAdjustmentPurple = 6,
LuminanceAdjustmentRed = 10,
LuminanceAdjustmentYellow = -9,
LuminanceNoiseReductionContrast = 10,
LuminanceNoiseReductionDetail = 50,
LuminanceSmoothing = 40,
ParametricDarks = 15,
ParametricHighlightSplit = 75,
ParametricHighlights = -8,
ParametricLights = 15,
ParametricMidtoneSplit = 50,
ParametricShadowSplit = 25,
ParametricShadows = -6,
ProcessVersion = "5.7",
Saturation = 10,
SaturationAdjustmentAqua = 0,
SaturationAdjustmentBlue = 14,
SaturationAdjustmentGreen = 11,
SaturationAdjustmentMagenta = 0,
SaturationAdjustmentOrange = -5,
SaturationAdjustmentPurple = 0,
SaturationAdjustmentRed = -5,
SaturationAdjustmentYellow = 12,
SharpenDetail = 5,
SharpenEdgeMasking = 20,
SharpenRadius = 0.8,
Sharpness = 50,
SplitToningBalance = 0,
SplitToningHighlightHue = 0,
SplitToningHighlightSaturation = 0,
SplitToningShadowHue = 0,
SplitToningShadowSaturation = 0,
ToneCurve = {
0,
0,
32,
22,
64,
56,
128,
128,
192,
196,
255,
255,
},
ToneCurveName = "Medium Contrast",
Vibrance = 10,
WhiteBalance = "Auto",
},
uuid = "6028A7E5-6E18-4E4D-90C1-E529EED626B8",
},
version = 0,
}

Kwik-E-Mart Regular Member • Posts: 131
Re: sabdalla, Jay S. and cheezit here is the preset

Many thanks. That pushed me in several ways. I generally haven't played much with the individual hsl sliders in terms of a preset. I use them on individual shots and sometimes even synch them, but hadn't tried saving them for a "situation" like landscapes or whatever. Thanks for the inspiration. Also, it's great to know you can copy a lightroom preset and just paste the contents into the forum here.

Prstl2 Senior Member • Posts: 1,384
Kwik-E-Mart ....

You are most welcome...

Paul

Kwik-E-Mart wrote:

Many thanks. That pushed me in several ways. I generally haven't played much with the individual hsl sliders in terms of a preset. I use them on individual shots and sometimes even synch them, but hadn't tried saving them for a "situation" like landscapes or whatever. Thanks for the inspiration. Also, it's great to know you can copy a lightroom preset and just paste the contents into the forum here.

RetSurfer Forum Member • Posts: 90
Re: sabdalla, Jay S. and cheezit here is the preset

prstl2 wrote:

1.) Copy all below the #### into a text editor, no blank lines before the s =

Hi Paul, please define "text editor".
Tried MS Word and it didn't work.
Sorry if this is a dumb question.

While I'm on the dumb questions, How did you learn the "develop mode" so well? I'm new to LR and don't get it....
Thanks in advance.
Mark

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riknash Veteran Member • Posts: 4,592
Re: sabdalla, Jay S. and cheezit here is the preset

For Windows OS machines, use Notepad. Its a text editor that doesn't put any format data into the file.

RetSurfer wrote:

prstl2 wrote:

1.) Copy all below the #### into a text editor, no blank lines before the s =

Hi Paul, please define "text editor".
Tried MS Word and it didn't work.
Sorry if this is a dumb question.

While I'm on the dumb questions, How did you learn the "develop mode" so well? I'm new to LR and don't get it....
Thanks in advance.
Mark

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digital_photog Contributing Member • Posts: 762
Re: sabdalla, Jay S. and cheezit here is the preset

Thanks the preset is a very nice action indeed!!

Fred

Prstl2 Senior Member • Posts: 1,384
Mark...

Use "Notepad", MS-Word "adds"formatting information which causes LR to choke.

I have not really learned the Develop mode, but I am getting better everyday. Truth is I have used LightRoom for quite awhile now. You just learn what works and of course you "pick" the brains of other people.

Regards,

Paul

RetSurfer wrote:

prstl2 wrote:

1.) Copy all below the #### into a text editor, no blank lines before the s =

Hi Paul, please define "text editor".
Tried MS Word and it didn't work.
Sorry if this is a dumb question.

While I'm on the dumb questions, How did you learn the "develop mode" so well? I'm new to LR and don't get it....
Thanks in advance.
Mark

Prstl2 Senior Member • Posts: 1,384
Fred..

You are most welcome.

digital_photog wrote:

Thanks the preset is a very nice action indeed!!

Fred

Prstl2 Senior Member • Posts: 1,384
BTW Mark...

If you ever get struck on something with LR or Photoshop CS, message me here and I will glad to help if I can or at least point you to a better source than me.

Paul

sabdalla OP Forum Member • Posts: 76
Re: Fred..

here's the link i used to learn how to install the preset:

http://www.digital-photography-school.com/how-to-download-and-install-lightroom-presets

I pasted Paul's preset into notepad... on the "save as" window, I chose "All Files" from the File Type drop-down menu, so I could apply the custom file-extension of .lrpreset (extension may be wrong, plz refe to Paul's original msg)

digital_photog Contributing Member • Posts: 762
Re: Fred..

Thanks!! I have already installed it.

Fred

sabdalla wrote:

here's the link i used to learn how to install the preset:

http://www.digital-photography-school.com/how-to-download-and-install-lightroom-presets

I pasted Paul's preset into notepad... on the "save as" window, I chose "All Files" from the File Type drop-down menu, so I could apply the custom file-extension of .lrpreset (extension may be wrong, plz refe to Paul's original msg)

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