I am in the process of finishing the manuscript of my next book Unleash the Power of Lightroom Presets. As a little preview, here is the cover as it will appear on the iPad.
Why am I writing a book about presets?
…you may be asking. Because the preset features in Lightroom are much more versatile and powerful than most people think. There is a whole framework of different presets that helps you make your work much simpler, faster and more creative. Especially develop presets – when used the right way – can transform the way you are editing your photos in Lightroom. And I will show you how.
Brief overview of the contents
Now, what’s this book really about? If you are using presets in Lightroom, chances are that you have not even scratched the surface of this powerful concept yet. The typical way people use presets is very simplistic. They download or purchase a bunch of presets, they apply one of them to an image, and they think they’re done.
But the truth is that this does not work particularly well in most cases. The presets you get off the Internet are typically tailored to specific images, and they need a lot of customization to work with your own images. So, applying some third-party preset is really only the start.
In this book, I will show you how to work with presets professionally. You will learn all the basics to really help you understand what you can do with Lightroom presets. Then, we will look at more advanced techniques that will help you in getting the most out of your existing presets collections, in customizing presets to your own images, and even in creating your very own preset collections.
In the core part of the book, I will introduce you to preset systems. This little-known concept will transform the way you are editing images in Lightroom. With a preset system, you can build your own presets from predefined building blocks very fast and in a completely visual way. This is a great time-saver, and it can even help you learn how to manually edit your images in Lightroom.
You will learn how to use local adjustments and local adjustment presets the right way to edit your images selectively. And you will learn a lot about export presets, metadata presets and watermark presets. This will help you speed up your workflow and frees up time for your creative work.
What’s the big surprise?
Starting today, February 17th, you can sign up as a beta reader to get the full original manuscript for free: