A while back I used to release a lot of presets. I realized those presets are scattered among the web, so I’m going to start to consolidate them here in the one place that’s mine (this website). One of the presets that was really popular was this Wedding Glow preset. I went in and re-did a few of the settings to bring them up to date.
Wedding Glow Lightroom Preset
The idea for this preset is to use it on a brighter photo. While it says wedding in the name, it obviously doesn’t have to be a wedding photo. I think they work nice on a lot of outdoor portraits. Probably not those taken on a cloudy day, because I think the “glow” part of this one really does well when mixed with sunshine in a photo.
Bright Photos / Sunny Days / Portraits / Photos with the sun in it / Nature and outdoor photos
Suggested Changes to Customize For Your Photo
This one increases the overall exposure, so it could end up too bright for you. You can always decrease the Exposure setting, or try decreasing the Highlights slider too. Also, it has two varieties:
1) Bright Edges (which uses a white vignette)
2) Dark Edges (yep, you guessed it – a dark vignette)
So if you find the vignette too strong, or not strong enough, head to the Vignette panel and change the Amount setting. Pssst… by the way… you can just press Cmd/Ctrl – 7 to get to the Vignette panel automatically (see, you didn’t think you’d get a bonus tip too!) 😉
Download & Sample Image (and a Favor to Ask)
I wanted to ask you a quick favor. If you download my presets, I’d love for you to join my blog community and mailing list. It’s simple and hopefully if you’re here, you know me, and know I’m not some spammer dude. I’ll just make sure you’re the first to know about presets, videos, and training without having to visit the blog all the time to check. So… as always, my presets are here to download free – no strings attached and I’m not making you join the list (but I really hope you will) 😉
Note: If you’re not sure whether you already subscribed, adding your address again won’t create a duplicate or cause any problems for you. The system knows, and you won’t get added twice.
First, here’s a before / after of a couple of examples using the presets:
Download Link: You can download the presets right here (click here to download).
Want More Lightroom Presets?
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Also, below is a video on how to install and organize presets in case you need help.
If you like ’em, all I ask is that you share. Link to me in a blog post, Facebook, twitter, or tag me in Instagram if you use a photo with them. Thanks! 🙂
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Thank you Matt, I continue to learn so much from you and your posts.
I am having major problems getting presets on the computer. I have followed the instructions and they still don’t work. In fact when the computer was fixed all the presets that came with lightroom are also gone. I also can’t get any presets on Photoshop.
I really enjoy all your videos at ON 1, and I look forward to your professional advice on your new website.
thank you for sharing and letting me learn from your professional experiences.
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Thanks Al! 🙂
don’t forget about the sports presets you created. I still use it on a regular basis.