Lightroom Presets – Desaturated Sports Photo Presets
Not a great sports weekend here in Tampa. The Giants beat the Bucs. Even though I’m from New Jersey, I’ve been in Florida long enough (over 20 years) that I consider the Tampa Bay Bucs my home team. Sadly, my USF Bulls lost to Rutgers the other night too (yes, another New Jersey team). Oh well…
Anyway, now that you have your sports update, let’s move on to the presets. Last week, I released some sports photo presets that I used on some football photos I had. Usually whenever I post new presets, people who read the blog send me examples of what they’ve done with them. Well, I looked at one of the examples from last week, and saw something different. To me at least, their photo looked a little desaturated. I thought, “Hey this looks cool!”. It seemed to add to the drama that the effect has. So I went in and tweaked the presets from last week to have a kind-of desaturated look to them. I think I may even like it better than the other presets on some photos.
Here’s a Before/After (btw… the differences show up more when you see the photos larger):
Just like last week, there’s 3 different versions (Light, Medium, Strong) so you can pick your level of edginess/desaturated-ness for the photo.
Enjoy ‘em and please let me know what you think!
- Here’s the link to download the presets for Lightroom 4 (I made them for LR4. You can try them in LR3 but they’re tuned for LR4 specifically).
- And here’s a link to a video on how to install and organize Lightroom presets if you don’t know how.
Have a good one!