Skip to main content

photo & video

SLR Lounge Lightroom Presets

Lesson 20 of 29

Fuji 400h Plus HDR Fade

Pye Jirsa

SLR Lounge Lightroom Presets

Pye Jirsa

buy this class


Sale Ends Soon!

starting under


Unlock this classplus 2000+ more >

Lesson Info

20. Fuji 400h Plus HDR Fade

Lesson Info

Fuji 400h Plus HDR Fade

wasn't peeps. It's time for the Fuji 400 h hdr fade where we're gonna take and create a preset to go from this to this we're gonna be using, Of course, the preset system. But we're also gonna talk not only how to create the mixology. We're gonna do that roughly 10 seconds, maybe a little bit more. And we're gonna apply that present to other images. And we're also gonna talk about what goes into making this look as well. Let me just go ahead and select that look So you guys can see what's going on in the right side panels and in the settings for those of you that have interest in understanding that stuff. Okay, so let's jump in from the top. We're going to select all of our images press control, shift our or command shift our to reset everything out. And really, I'm going to give you a little example These air, the two types of scenes that I would typically use this type of a preset with And when I say scenes, I don't mean that it has to be in the beach or has to be, you know, in nature...

shot like this one. I almost burped, didn't quite burp, but almost proved Okay, So they're natural type shots. They have strong highlights. They have strong shadows. They have a very beautiful natural quality of them and they've exposed to retain all detail in the shot. So we have a history, Graham, where we have all the shadows and all the highlights, or at least most of them. So what the HDR fate is gonna do is it's gonna fade out. The image is gonna keep the dynamic range, but it's gonna give it a filmic tone. So a lot of us love film because it had that very soft highlights and that kind of boosted dynamic range, even though digital has more dynamic range. Film had this quality to it, where it felt like I had a lot of dynamic range and beautiful highlights and so forth. And that's what this presets going to kind of emulate now for these types of shots. For my specific style. I do like to go with more dramatic type processing, but I want to show you guys because I do see a lot of the tigers that like to process these types of images with bright fades and so forth on my show you have That's done. So let's select this image here. We're gonna go and create this little lovely mixology here that we already have saved out. So here is the before and the after on what that preset is doing. And you can see it's a really nice little adjustment there. Okay, Has a nice little look in the shadows. And actually, let's press control shift our to reset this out because I'm gonna go ahead and just I think my before I'm going to right click on the history and then reset and then save that to the before because I think before was actually showing me something that was adjusted. So now let's click it. There we go. As a one click we went from this to this. You can see how big of a difference that is. And the beautiful thing about this preset is it has a heavy shadow lift. And so what that's doing is it's really brightening up the image quite a bit. Okay, so let's create now this preset. What we're gonna do here is we're gonna go ahead and open up our foundation and along the way you all can customize however you'd like. Okay, so we're gonna use foundation. Were any stylization we're gonna use based homes were to use basically everything for this specific Look, we're going to start with a base now, mind you, this is probably gonna be more than 10 seconds if they want to put 10 seconds on the clock and then penalised me. That's totally fine. But what we'll do is select our film color. And again, you can choose if you want muted or rich tones. Either way, I'm going to select the muted tones. I'm gonna go ahead and choose a neutral Matt for the image that's gonna give a nice little Matt tone curve and then we're gonna use HDR plus plus to boost dynamic range. Now, from here, it comes down to what you want to do for your style. For me, I'd like to boost my contrast. I'll probably soften up the image a little bit, and then under my, uh, film grain, what I'm gonna do is add ultra fine film grain de sharpen, and also add some noise reduction. Now, those three little cliques right there what they did Was it added it actually reduce happening. Zero. We added a little bit of noise reduction, and we added a little bit of grain. Now, when you zoom in, what you're gonna notice is that we really don't notice the grain very much. Okay, what the grain is doing, what that noise reduction and that sharpening reduction is doing is softening the image and reducing detail. That's one of the biggest reasons why I feel like, you know, Digital doesn't get converted well to film when the biggest giveaways is because it retains too much detail in the shot because we're capturing so much detail than you were before with film. So with that, the preset is ready to go, and all you do is click plus save out your preset while, of course, de selecting white balance exposure, de selecting local adjustments and de selecting lens corrections except for chromatic aberration, give it a name and save it out. But of course, we already have it saved under here. Now, this is a little tool. Here are a little tip here. We had several additional items that were saved into the LDP color film, basically had, like 23 additional clicks, right? So if you want to tweak one of the 400 h is, you might be better off starting with one of the mixology is and then working from there. Or if you wanna have very custom control, you can, of course, start with the foundation. But you can see all those things and how they kind of go news. Now let's go into our ages. Ellen. Talk about what's been done here so with our agent that we have that Fuji film coloring that's being added to the image. And so again it's designed to preserve the skin tones while dropping saturation significantly in the greens were boosting in the blues a little bit. We're pulling our luminess up on everything to give it that pastel and bright look. The the other thing that's giving a pastor look as well is that we have a blue shift, so we're pulling the blues into the teal side, and we're also saturating the primaries under the green primaries. But then we're also pulling it out more so we're kind of making adjustments over all of the image and then tweaking the hue saturation, luminous specifically to get to this little look here. Now, the only thing I will do to this image is I'm gonna go ahead and just adjust the temperature down a little bit. I like it to be a little cooler. I'm gonna just my tent down a little bit to give it a little more green. And I'm gonna go ahead and select our and press are oneto one just to give us a 11 crop Because I love square images. They're great for so many reasons. One for album prints or for campuses to for Instagram, All that stuff. And then I'm gonna brighten up the image nice and bright. I love this beautiful, bright Neri look And if I pressed Jay, look at this Piper's J. We've retained all of our tonality, the image we can see detail in the dress. Even in the highlights of the dress, we can see detail all over the shadows and so forth. It looks beautiful. I have this really nice soft fade to it. This neutral matte is also pulling up the shadows on the bottom side and pulling down the highlights on the topside to give it that fist. Subtle, subtle fade to the image. So that's how we go about creating the HDR fate. So again we went from our foundation, which was just that Fuji 400. We went stylized by modifying the curve. We went into our base tones and we boosted dynamic range and an under definition. This is really where you're adjusting to taste, softening at a contrast, you know, reducing, sharpening, adding film grain. You're really tweaking to get fine tune settings. And that's this is one of the reasons why, in the new version of the prison system, we broke out definition rather than having a soft in a vivid category. We felt like that all came down to image definition and that such a specific thing for each photographer out there and even for each shoot that we want to make that a component of adjusting Ravin just having soft versus vivid, which really didn't give users much control there. All right, so let's take this preset. Let's apply it to another image and show you how I would use it. So with this one, I'm gonna go ahead and go to my mixology 400 h hdr fade and from there I'm gonna do is adjust my exposure. And this is what I love about this. I can adjust my exposure to be really bright. I'm gonna pull my temperature intent down a little bit. So I'm gonna go with a more neutral kind of look overall to the color, and what I'm gonna do is use an exposure brush, and we're just gonna basically pull back just the highlights. So I'm gonna go to highlights only. And you know what? Let's do I'm actually the exposure cause I want to just kind of everything the exposure. But I'm gonna pull this around and just basically drop it all around the sky and maybe a little around the water, too. So what this is basically doing is we're pulling down. If I turn this on and off, you can see that all we're doing is we're adding some tone back to this area. It's very subtle, but we're adding color tone back by preserving some of the highlights there. So what we end up with in the image is this beautiful, soft, light and airy look to it where we still have color tone in the highlights and we have all of our detail in the shadows with his beautiful soft image. Okay, I love the way that looks. That looks really cool. I might even brighten it up a little more. Looks cool again from here. This is really just about tweaking your temperature and everything to your specific taste. Actually. Like where it is, it's good. Let's go. This image. Now, I'm gonna create a virtual copy here, and let's just dio to version because I'm gonna show you what I would typically do with a shot like this. So I'm pressing control. A possible to create that virtual copy. What I would do with an image like this is used hdr vivid color, because for me, that's how this image was shot. It's how it was I intended it to be. And I love this very dramatic and kind of just colorful use of the image. Okay. And what I would do is pulling a radio filter and really bring in the attention of them. And I'd probably cool this off a little bit, so it's a little more neutral. Okay, maybe add a little bit more pinks to it too. Okay, So something right around here is where I would keep it. So if you look before and the after for that very simple, very clean and very high dynamic range type of an image will still retaining natural toning in the skins. Now, if you want it even more natural hDr look again. We have HDR natural color which will preserve and even mawr natural Upton image. But with something that's this wide, I typically will kind of air with amore vivid Look, as I think it works with a wide angle image. Now the HDR fade this Fuji Foreign h fade is gonna have a really nice look too, but it's gonna be very, very different. Let's go ahead and just copy this crop over in a press control shift, see and check none and just crop on Lee. So when we move from image damage, we don't see that crop, okay? And then control shift V or commands a fee to pace it in. So we have the same crop. We applied our food, you four h fade. And now what we would do is brighten this up significantly. I'm gonna add some more pinks to this and just kind of tweak the white balance until I get to a nice little neutral white bounce of the image. Now, that's looking pretty solid. Okay, So what I also would do is for this particular image. I would pump up my contrast just a bit more, and I might even pump up clarity just a bit, okay? So you can use if you'd like to. You can just drop in a definition and you can make adjustments here so you can see whether you like it. You know, you're softening to be a neutral or whether you want to be a little more hard and whether you want a contrast boost to be heavy or just more subtle. I also might add a little bit of D haze of this image is because it's more pulled back. So I actually know what I kind of like. It kills the fate a little too much. So with this, I would take my burn, and I would basically burn over the sky once again. And since the same inches, mostly, pretty much straight. I'm just gonna use a graduated filter and pull right down from the top. And what again this has done is basically preserved us a little bit that tone in the sky. So we end up with this beautiful Brighton area image while still preserving some of the detail in the sky. So if I pressed Jay once again, we're not clipping anything once again because we also have shadows pulled, but also because we're using that dynamic range Pull to bring everything back. Okay, So you can see we have a really nice fade. And this is, you know, difference. Stylistically, between these two images, you're gonna have clients that prefer one versus the other. This has a very natural filmic quality to it. This has a very vivid and high definition quality to it, and both are totally fine. Stylistically, it just matter of choosing what you like or what you prefer. That's it for this video. Hopefully you'll enjoy it, and I'll see you all in the next one.

Class Description

CreativeLive is excited to bring you the newest SLR Lounge Lightroom Preset system and this is one of the best preset packages out there!

The Preset system can be downloaded and installed within the Bonus Materials for this course. Find how to make the most of this system in the videos that go with the class materials for this course, including tips from Pye Jirsa on how to combine presets for unique and customizable looks. 

SLR Lounge has custom built the Foundation Presets and Portrait Mixologies to give you vivid colors, tonalities, and more. This system also includes more refinement of the film presets for a more accurate emulation of some of the most classic film stocks like Kodak Portra 800, Fuji 400H, and Ilford HP5 in just 1-click.   

Software Used: Adobe Lightroom CC 2015

Class Materials


Written Installation Guide

LR Preset System CC v1.1

LR Preset System Exercise Files

Ratings and Reviews

Student Work

Related Classes


Gonzalo Blasco

Cool presets, but the course is a little slow...

Taras Onyshchuk

The importing by copying and pasting the presets into the directory doesn't work for me in Lightroom Classic.