Create & Use Presets in Lightroom
In this lesson, I'm going to show you how to create a preset. So here's this photo that we edited previously. If we open up this panel on the left, this is where you find your presets. I have a bunch of presets that I've created and downloaded or purchased from o other people. This is where you import those. So if you ever buy a preset online or download them, you can click the plus button import and then you find that preset file on your computer. You can also create a preset here by clicking the pro plus button, click create. And from here you can choose the settings that you've edited to include in this preset. So similar to how we learned how to copy and paste settings before this is helpful if you want to just quickly be able to edit your photos based off of a style that you've created. So I would select all of these maybe not lens corrections. All these pre seem pretty good or maybe you just want to do a basic exposure adjustment. So maybe this is like you call this real estate e...
xposure bump or whatever you want to call it and you would just select the specific ones, click create. And now under user, we have this exposure bump so I can go to my next photo. Let's go to this one right here. And now if I click that it edits it, let me undo that just so you can see that if I hover over these, you can see the different options. But if I click it now, as easy as a click, we made all those changes to this photo, which is pretty dang cool. And then if you ever need to share this with someone else, you can right click it. Show and finder and it will open up the actual preset file that you can then share with other people. You could share it to another computer or whatever. So that's how to use presets. The other thing to know about too is this amount slider. So this is a new, relatively new update. Say you like a preset but it's just a little bit too strong. You can back it down or if it's not strong enough, you can actually increase all the settings that you're adding by increasing this amount. You can see it actually adjusting the sliders on the right as well. Pretty cool. Huh? All right. So that's presets and we'll see you in another lesson.