Color Grading

How to Create Film Lightroom Presets

Learn step-by-step how to create your own film-like presets in Lightroom. This tutorial will show you how to use the tone curves and HSL settings to create lightweight presets that won’t slow down Lightroom. You’ll learn techniques such as how to create a faded film look with the tone curve, color shifting with HSL, and highlight/shadow tinting with the RGB tone curves. You’ll also learn what settings you absolutely should avoid especially if you plan on selling your preset.

The video also mentions a Lightroom plugin called “The Fader” by Capture Monkey which will let you fade your preset. If you use this plugin, it makes sense to start off by overprocessing and then using the Fader plugin to fine-tune it down to the perfect setting. Also mentioned is the tone chart which is essential for understanding how the tone curve works.

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