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HDR Natural Color

Pye Jirsa

SLR Lounge Lightroom Presets

Pye Jirsa

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10. HDR Natural Color

Lesson Info

HDR Natural Color

welcome to the HDR natural color. Why do I feel like I sound like the movie got right now? Yes, the NPR natural color 12th mixology, where we're going to create this preset to take your image from this to this in one simple click. And the cool thing is is, we're gonna create the preset in less than 10 seconds, and then we're gonna apply it to four other images. We're gonna develop all of my images, each in less than 10 seconds apiece. We might do a little bit of advanced editing on top of that as well. And we're gonna walk through this little tutorial, so let's get started now. I'm going to select all of my images by pressing control A and then pressing command shift. Our or control shift are if you're on a PC, and then we're gonna jump into the develop module so you guys can see everything is reset out, and what we'll do is again when creating presets. I would recommend that you guys dialing and approximate exposure an approximate white balance. I'm gonna leave it right about here. I ...

am gonna correct my just my rotation a little bit And if you'd like for images like this where I can see a bend on the horizon, I might just go ahead and add in profile corrections into that so I can have a nice straight horizon line. Okay, So what I want to do with the HDR natural color preset is I want a nice, beautiful HDR look, But I want to have an overall natural kind of color tone to it. So it's open up our foundation. We're gonna put seconds on the clock. Yes, I could sit closer, and then we're gonna go ahead and I'm gonna select natural color plus skin d sat because HDR can kind of get your skin tones a little bit gnarly. Then we're gonna go hdr Plus Plus, we're not gonna go fully out. But this does drop overall contrast. Although it does bring back all of our tone or really, from there is bring back our contrast and add a little tiny bit of D Hayes. And what that D Hayes does is it just pulls backs on the contrast. So we add back contrast, primary with just a full on contrast boost, and then we add back a little bit of D. Hayes effect. That's going to kind of boost. Overall, Conradt's a little bit. It's kind of a nice is actually a light room CC tool. So if you're using light room six, you might not have the details, but that's OK. It'll still look very similar without it, it just is gonna pull back. A little bit of contrast with that D hazing effect. Looks kind of nice. We're done creating are presets. So at this point, what we would do is save out that preset. Now, again, you have the preset system, so this is included under HDR natural color. But if you did want to save it out would create a new preset. By clicking this little plus button, we'd go down, select everything except for white balance exposure. We'd leave out graduated filters and radios, and we also de select everything the lens corrections except for commanded aberration. Pick wherever you want to save it, and the name in the mixology folder and then plaice press, create, hit cancel, cause we don't need to save it. So that is our present Now. The cool thing is, is that for images like this, we can leave them warm, or we can also cool them down and have a really interesting effects with them. I love this image. Kind of cool down just a little bit. And what I might do here is just put in a radio filter. We're gonna use that same burn brush and just do a little bit of a burn right there. And I'm just going to bring back the effect just a little bit, so I like that. Does it kind of brings an attention to them and check this out. This looks loverly. I love that effect. You can choose whether you want to save that profile correction or not within the preset. All right, let's go to another image again, This type of effect, it works beautifully over images that have all the tonal range there. So if you look at these hissed a grams, we're preserving as much tone as possible, where maximising dynamic range in a single raw file. So when we click that preset, it really brings a lot back. So what I'm gonna do here is just go ahead and adjust that crop real fast. We're gonna press HDR natural color and all I gotta do from here is a just my temperature sums gonna pull that temperature back a little bit. So it's a little more natural right about there. Bring up the exposure a little bit, and then we're gonna drop in another radio filter. And again, we are done with this image. Okay? Once again, less than 10 seconds went from that to this gorgeous. All right, let's do another one. This one. I'm gonna go ahead and correct that horizon line. And they were gonna drop in the same eastern natural color. I love the natural color, especially for shots like this, because it does a better job of preserving skin tone. If you look at the vivid color, it's meant for more pulled back type shots. And so skin tones get kind of gnarly when you go with the vivid color. So with this, we can do that with this. We can do that. That really makes it so I'm gonna dial back the exposure just a little bit. We're gonna bring it to right here. Now, if your skin tones are still a little bit too much for you, you can go in and again Grab that brush preset. Go to HDR. UN enhanced that number 16 un enhanced skin. And this is gonna be just a little advance that it was gonna drop this right over skin. Okay, I'm gonna paint this in. You can be a little bit liberal with the way that you're paying to get in. Just bring it right over the skin. You can see it kind of pulling out some of the saturation in some of the contrast in the skin tone just a bit. Okay, Zoom back out, and you can see whether you like effect or not. If you want to strengthen or adjust up or down the effect, hold down, alter or option, and then click the pin and dragged back and forth. But we are good right now. It looks pretty solid, so I'm gonna leave it right there. Last thing you do with his image is grab a radio filter. We're gonna go down and do a point negative 0.0. exposure burn and drop this right over the couple. So kind of pulls down that background and look at this. We get a gorgeous little effect here before, after before after. Looks fantastic on this final image. What I want to show you is just the HDR natural versus vivid because for this particular image, both actually would work totally fine because it is pulled back far enough. So for a shot like this, this becomes more of a wide angle environmental portrait where we're getting really far back. Skin tones don't play a big part. So if we go with natural color, is gonna have that more natural kind of vibe to it where I'm gonna boost up the exposure just a little bit and kind of leave it somewhere right around here. If we go with vivid color, watch what it does. So it really pumps up the sky. It pumps up everything in the image of what I would do is probably cool it down just a little bit for their skin tones. And you write about two there. So we have two options. Let me just put those side by sides. You guys can see those two options. So let's drop a You know, I'm gonna undo that real quick just by pressing control Z and let's go ahead and drop a radio filter on this just so you can see how the final image would look, and I'm gonna pull that out a little bit. Adjust the exposure a little bit now created virtual copy by pressing control Apostrophe your commander. Possibly, if you're on a Mac were select the natural color, cause the previous one is the vivid color. Okay. And we're gonna leave that right there. And now watch. If I go side by side on these, you can really tell a pretty big difference between the vivid versus the natural versions of these two presets. Okay, So vivid is really gonna punch up the blues and the sky and the color. Where's the natural? Kind of leaves it just a little bit more subtle and subdued and so forth. All right, so that's it for this tutorial. Hopefully you all enjoyed, and I'll see you all in the next video.

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

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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.