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Kodak Portra 800 Rich Matte

Pye Jirsa

SLR Lounge Lightroom Presets

Pye Jirsa

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26. Kodak Portra 800 Rich Matte

Lesson Info

Kodak Portra 800 Rich Matte

All right. Ready? Go. Get in the mood. Let's do this. What am I doing? Not sure. Portrait entered. Plus Rich man Kodak Portrait 800 plus Rich Matt, That is the 12th mixology will be creating in this lovely little tutorial which will take your image from this raw file to this awesome looking, been Taji type edit. In just a couple moments, we're gonna create the mixology in less than 10 seconds or roughly around there, and then we're gonna apply it to a couple of images. Talk about what situations we like to use this preset and also go over some of the details about what makes this preset tic tac. For those of you that either have the presets and just want to know or those that don't have the presets who we must convince to get them. Okay, let's go ahead and jump in starting from the top. And what I'm gonna do first with this particular image is let's just Well, let's reset it out, actually. Control, shift our command. Shift our to reset this out. Now, what will be creating is you'll not...

ice that this is the standard raw file for this image, and it has Basically we're doing a dance floor twist. So it's direct flash. We're twisting the camera, and generally when I'm doing, you know what? I'm shooting flash type stuff. I'm not usually applying vintage presets to them. There are certain exceptions. I feel like this type of a look. The direct flash look with this kind of a twist and stuff, that stuff that used to be done a long time ago as well. And so when a client that likes vintage styles approaches us and they want everything done in a vintage effect, I feel like this is appropriate for this type of a scene. These are my rules. Don't get me Okay, so let's go ahead, and we're gonna apply this just so you guys can see exactly again what it does. So it's basically applying a mat curve, and then what we do is simply adjust the exposure down because it's quite hot in this image, and then we just adjust the temperature, okay, to get it to where we like. Let's create the mixology. We can put 10 seconds on the clock. I'm gonna use a foundation stylization, and I'm going to tweet my bass tones and my definition. If it's slightly over, forgive me. OK, but we're gonna do is select a foundation for Kodak portrait rich tones. We're gonna add a neutral matt to this, and we're gonna go down and use a standard shadow lift instead of the deep shadow lifter. There's just, um, or significant shadow lift. And then I'm gonna do is just do a little bit of a contrast boost. And by am, four clicks and we're done. Hopefully that was under 10 seconds. Let's just double check it against our preset. That's already saved out and wouldn't about We got it Spot on. All right, so from here, once we have dialed in that present, by the way, if you want to save it out just again, save it out. Check all these like white balance and exposure. Gradually feel the radio filter. Chromatic aberration. This is your standard settings to see any mixology. All right, so from here, all we would do is just kind of adjust the exposure a little bit, and we would tweak our temperature basically to our liking. Okay. And we get this really cool kind of. Look, we get this natural. All the vignette that's created here is completely natural. It's in the image by itself. Okay, so if you look at the before and the after, you can see the vignette was actually still there, and that's applied by actually zooming in the flash. So we're actually using the flash zoom to make sure that the person that center gets a little more light than the people along the edges. So this looks really cool. Has this matte finish now what's being done here? Well, highlights are being pulled a little bit and whites being pulled a little bit and shadows are being lifted just a bit, just to kind of balance things out a little. We're adding a significant amount of contrast. We're not touching anything in presence were just leaving his default again. An image like this probably could do with a little bit less clarity unless you like, um, or defined look, and you can add more cleared if you like. But again, you can dial in your own definition to customize that for us. Zero doubt is where we're like it. Okay, our standard tone curve. Ah, pull on the shadows and pulling the highlights with a slight boost in highlights and boost in shadows on the site. So sorry, pulling the blacks, pulling the whites to kind of give it that matte finish. We have our standard age of cell Once again, if you want to tweak that, we can go down to our filmic age of cell and tweak any of these to get to a different look. So right now Kodak portray 100 rich, that is the H S L. It's being used. If you want to pause and play around, feel free to do so. You can compare it against food to 400 h. Again. I kind of prefer the Portrait 100 for indoor settings like this. I feel like I kind of like it over the skin tones. Just a little bit better detail is the same thing again. We're going for Film X or pulling, sharpening down. We're adding noise reduction were also adding some grain to the image. So when we zoom in, we have this soft type of detail in the image, okay? And we also have that standard carry calibration for the portrait 800 rich. That's it for what goes into this preset again if you're following along online and you want the presets and you don't have them yet, but you want to get that look, we'll posit and play with settings and dial them in on your own. Now let's select another image again. I love these types of India because it's it's very natural. It shot this way so that we can, you know, apply basically more filmic. Look, this this couple wanted that look that was Her thing is pastel and vintage is her thing. So we shot it that way. Normally we actually would strove a scene like this to freeze them in place, but here we didn't so that we have kind of a softer look to them. You can even see a bit of motion on them, which will really lend itself well to this kind of a look. It's all I did was adjust that crop. This is shot to be a square image, and we're just going to select the Portrait 100 Rich Matt. And from here again, we get that beautiful matte finish with the background. All we have to do now is just dial in the right exposure and the right temperature. Okay, I'm gonna warm up are just add a little bit more Magenta is into this and then warm up Thea tone there and what it would be cool here is using a radio filter right over the couple and just kind of pulling the outside exposure down just a bit. Okay, so that just kind of deepens the outside a little bit and that's cool. Here's the before. Here's the after for that. I think this kind of ah set this kind of like development works pretty well. In my opinion, for this type of an image based on the way that it was shot again, it all has to go. It goes back to how it was shot. Another image from this same wedding. I wanted to apply this portray 100 Matt. We get a beautiful look to this. So it's a nice, rich tone. Almond do is just tweak my tent a little bit. Okay. At a little bit more magenta, add a little bit more warms to it and there we go. So here's the before and here's the after. Okay, has a really beautiful natural, an area kind of vibe to it. If you like a little on the cool side. Feel free to go cooler. I like it a little more on the warm side, just for skin tones and so forth. I think most people tend to kind of appreciate a little bit more warmth in the skin tones than being a little more cool. That's it for Portrait 800 plus Rich Matt. Hopefully all enjoyed, and I'll see you 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.