Not a great sports weekend here in Tampa. The Giants beat the Bucs. Even though I’m from New Jersey, I’ve been in Florida long enough (over 20 years) that I consider the Tampa Bay Bucs my home team. Sadly, my USF Bulls lost to Rutgers the other night too (yes, another New Jersey team). Oh well… 🙂
Anyway, now that you have your sports update, let’s move on to the presets. Last week, I released some sports photo presets that I used on some football photos I had. Usually whenever I post new presets, people who read the blog send me examples of what they’ve done with them. Well, I looked at one of the examples from last week, and saw something different. To me at least, their photo looked a little desaturated. I thought, “Hey this looks cool!”. It seemed to add to the drama that the effect has. So I went in and tweaked the presets from last week to have a kind-of desaturated look to them. I think I may even like it better than the other presets on some photos.
Here’s a Before/After (btw… the differences show up more when you see the photos larger):
Just like last week, there’s 3 different versions (Light, Medium, Strong) so you can pick your level of edginess/desaturated-ness for the photo.
Enjoy ‘em and please let me know what you think!
- Here’s the link to download the presets for Lightroom 4 (I made them for LR4. You can try them in LR3 but they’re tuned for LR4 specifically).
- And here’s a link to a video on how to install and organize Lightroom presets if you don’t know how.
Have a good one!
thanks for the presets matt. They would not install the double-click way though..have a mac pro and LR4. It does prompt the first time as you say and I assigned it to LR4, next time asks do I want to install, i click the install button. But never shows up in the list, even if I restart LR. But right-click import works. Super presets!
My favorite one so far with the preset – https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/603203_10151260780847018_325048434_n.jpg
Great preset. Thank you!! Here’s a good one with the strong setting – http://500px.com/photo/14858263
Thanks Matt, I will have to try them out.
its already been noted. tampa bay lost . a very good game.
Matt: Just a correction from New Jersey. The Giants beat the Bucs 41-34. Thrilling game.
Crap. I had to leave watching the game early. I opened my Sportacular app to check the score and it showed me last week’s game. Ugh! Thanks for killing my day 🙂