• Introducing // WOODS // Lr-Preset-Pack •

In this post I will run you through working with Presets from applying the preset to the finished edit. I can still remember how overwhelming this new tool Lightroom was for me once I started working with it, so here are the basics for how to get started and how to achieve an amazing result when using my presets // WOODS // as well as what characteristics the single presets have. 

First of all you need to have Lightroom CC 7.4 or newer installed to your computer. When purchasing my presets, you will receive a downloadable Zip-file containing xmp-files and an additional Installing guide. If you need help installing Presets to Lightroom Desktop or Lr-Mobile, check the blog post •How to import Presets to Lightroom // Mobile & Desktop•

Once you’ve imported the Presets you can start with your editing process. Import your photos to Lightroom. Go to your library and click import down on the left. Choose your file and import. Enter the develop mode and get started!

Before applying a preset to your photo, check first if the exposure needs some correction. Now you can simply hold your curser onto a preset and you will see a preview of what your photo will look like. If you’ve found the right one just click on it, and you can go ahead with your editing process. The differences of my Presets //WOODS// are subtle, but with a great impact for further editing process. Each preset has its own characteristic and depending on where you want to go they will need different tweaks, or depending on your photos they’ll need no tweaks at all. 

Introducing // WOODS // & its Characteristics

The Presets-package //WOODS// comes with 6 presets, each with at least one Doppelgänger with a different curve. They make 15 presets total! Every first version of each will bring that warm glow to your photos and is always a tad more pale than the second, clean version, which is a bit brighter, contrasty and is meant to work for those that don’t want the light or white parts in their photos to look too blown out or Overexposed. This can be a big deal when photographing for example speckled dogs like mine, or white coated dogs, where details in their white parts easily get blown out already in the first place.

So I’ve created these to work on a variety of dogs, but also on people and landscape.


// WOODS // 01– This preset works on literally every photo I have tested it on! its soft and works with cooler tones or more warmth. Its a bit desaturated for a modern & aesthetic look

Split ToningExposureWhite BalanceH/S/L

no adjustments needed
⊕/⊝
slight brightening
⊳⊲
warming to taste
no

before & after WOODS 01 clean

Tweaks: added warmth, white balance, vignette


// WOODS // 02– very warm, soft but expressive with a lot of depth

Split ToningExposureWhite BalanceH/S/L

no adjustments needed
⊕/⊝
slight brightening
⊳⊲
warming to taste
no

before & after WOODS 02 clean

Tweaks: + Contrast

before & after WOODS 02 clean

Tweaks: + Contrast, – Warmth


// WOODS // 03– earthy, warm and more faded than //W-02//

Split ToningExposureWhite BalanceH/S/L

no adjustments needed
⊕/⊝
slight brightening
⊳⊲
warming to taste
no

before & after WOODS 03 clean

Tweaks: – Exposure, + Contrast, white balance


// WOODS // 04– very soft, very warm and desaturated. It gives you a some kind of warm boho/ deserty/ summer feeling. It works amazing with strong grain for an even stronger vintage/ analog look. The Preset //W-04// will light up your photo quite a bit. Make sure to decrease the exposure of your photo when applying //W-04// 

Split ToningExposureWhite BalanceH/S/L

no adjustments needed
⊕/⊝
brightening
⊳⊲
warming to taste
no

before & after WOODS 04 | Photo by Sandra Jacobsen @popsysjourney

before & after WOODS 04 clean sat+


// WOODS // 05 strong blues and greens for example for moody shots. I have not added more warmth to this preset, because I really love the cooler deep tones here. However applied to your photo it will look amazing as well with added warmth, its up to you to find out how you’ll like it better. Perfect for photos taken in the deep forest, with lots of deep green and earthy tones

Split ToningExposureWhite BalanceH/S/L
WOODS 05 clean sat+ & desat.
no adjustments needed
⊕/⊝
slight darkening
⊳⊲
warming to taste
no
WOODS 05 sat+ & desat.
no adjustments needed
⊕/⊝
brightening
⊳⊲
warming to taste
no

before & after WOODS 05 clean sat+

Tweaks: exposure, white balance

before & after WOODS 05 sat+

Tweaks: – exposure, white balance


// WOODS // 06– very earthy warm tones, a tad desaturated with lots of depth and a touch of magenta.

Split ToningExposureWhite BalanceH/S/L

no adjustments needed
⊕/⊝
slight brightening
⊳⊲
warming to taste
no

before & after WOODS 06

Tweaks: – Exposure, + warmth, +contrast, white balance

General Tweaks

When working with // WOODS // usually all it takes are just a few corrections of:

  • +/- Exposure
  • + Temperature
  • + Contrast
  • +/- Depth
  • White balance
  • + Vignette
  • + Grain

When you are done editing your photo, simply old the curser on the particular photo on the bar down below your editing window. Right click, export to a preferred destination or create a new folder.

All these tweaks are used carefully, sometimes all it needs is a little adjustment around the eyes and of the exposure in general. I have created these presets to work on different kinds of sceneries and of course dogs. Most photos on my portfolio are edited with // WOODS //, so feel free to have a look on what is possible when working with it. 

However, if you are unsure if these presets are the right fit for your photos, simply send me 1-2 images to wildwildmax@posteo.de and I will quickly run them through Lr and email you back. Remember, due to time zones and simply Life, I will send you the edits as soon as possible.

Available presets: // WOODS // complete preset pack- as well as each single presset, and for mobile editing // WOODS // Mobile Lightroom Preset complete preset pack.

Thank you so much for reading and supporting me and my pack! If you purchase my presets, make sure to tag WILDWILDPACK on your Instagram posts or use the hashtag #ourwildwildfriends so I can see and share them.

For further questions, feedback etc just get in touch!

》Melanie, Max & Tula《

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