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Producing Vintage Images Using Lightroom

LR31Have you ever thought of having a vintage look for your images? If yes, you can create your own vintage preset that can be applied on some images you want to use. However, before you make one, you have to be certain about the styles and characteristics that you want to incorporate in the vintage preset. Images with vintage effects are nostalgic as it represents the photos taken in the past.

So, how do you define vintage? It is very important to know the definition of vintage so that you can make a perfect antique and old-fashioned style preset.

Using Adobe Lightroom’s Develop Presets

The most convenient way to create a vintage Look is to use Adobe Lightroom. However, if you don’t have much time to create one, you can always purchase collections of vintage preset online or download it for free. But in this article, we will still show you how to create vintage preset manually.

Here’s a quick tutorial on how to create a vintage preset using Lightroom. But if you want more Presets for Adobe Lightroom – see list here, check more at Lightroomfanatic.com.

Creating a preset for your action sport camera images can be time-consuming, but the outcome can be overwhelming since you can use it anytime you want.

Fade Out Preset Using the Tone Curve

The first thing you need to do is to go the tone curve panel in Lightroom and move the cursor to the left. By doing this, it will remove the black color in the image making the color tones lighter. Other important adjustment is already up to you, but the best way to have a good image outcome is to use the smart preview to know the difference.

Split Toning in Lightroom

The next step in creating a vintage look is to add color with necessary split toning adjustments. The basic modification is very simple. You just have to apply a warm selection of color to the main colors of vintage look: Red, yellow and orange.

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Why I Love Photoshop Actions

Adobe Photoshop is one of the most powerful post-processing software application in the industry today. It is a product of Adobe, a company that is considered to be the source and developer of the best editing tools in the market. Adobe has been consistent in releasing better versions of Photoshop. They even added the feature called “Photoshop actions” to help photographers with their editing process. More and more photographers are using the program because of this new feature.

LR45Actions are simply a recorded editing process in which users can apply to their images. Personally, I believe that if you are going to use Adobe Photoshop, you should immediately think of Actions as a starting point since the process is very simple, you just have to add the effects, record the process and apply to your images.

I have been using several useful Photoshop Actions over the years and I still enjoy everything about the feature. It helped me save a lot of time and effort in modifying my images plus helped me produce a lot of amazing and high-quality images.

Certainly, not all Photoshop Actions uploaded online are free, some of it are very expensive yet worth it. In my case, I usually purchase actions ranging from $10-20 only. I only purchase ready to use Photoshop Actions when I don’t have time creating my own set of actions.

On the other hand, installing Photoshop actions is very simple. You just have to load the recorded Photoshop actions, select any image from your PC storage and click install. For more information on how to use the program and other helpful tips, check more Sleeklens’s photoshop actions tutorials here.

As your list of actions grow, you need to have other alternatives on how to have a standby collections of Actions. Moreover, by visiting Sleeklens, you can now have the chance to see more useful updates about Adobe Photoshop.


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What’s new with Lightroom 6.3?

camera233Last week, November 17, 2015, Adobe has finally released its 3rd update of Lightroom 6. Photographers were expected to clear all their schedules to make way for the Lightroom update. Basically, Lightroom 6.3 has a lot of new features to look up to.  Adobe decided to enhance the new camera support, bug fixes, lens profiles, tethering support and import dialog. The previous version, Lightroom 6.2 which was released last October 5 of the same year, introduced a newly overhauled import process. However, the said feature didn’t work well to some devices since there are performance and features issues. Most professional photographers didn’t like the whole Lightroom 6.2 version. Fortunately, Adobe was very nice to listen to the feedback and immediately issued an apology to their users.

Personal Review

With the latest Lightroom update, I don’t have any major concerns and issues since everything was perfectly developed and modified. The new camera support is now compatible with all devices and Adobe did a lot of bug fixes. As a Lightroom user, I don’t need these new changes in my images so it won’t bother me if there are existing bugs. All that matters to me now is the speed and performance of the program. It’s faster and more consistent than the previous version.

If you did not update your Lightroom program to 6.2, and if you want to automatically update to Lightroom 6.3, make sure to download a reliable 6.3 version source to avoid any major issues. You can check Infoparrot’s complete list of presets for Lightroom and Lightroom version for more details.

Check out the video below and learn on how to install Sleeklens Lightroom presets on Mac and PC:

Once you update your Lightroom program, make sure to check if it works fine by clicking the import button located in the Library module and add photos. By doing this, you’ll know that your Lightroom update process is successful.


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