Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Action*PoP free Lightroom 3 Presets

Action images look awesome when they have a lot of pop!  To me, pop is a boost in saturation, color channel boosts, and more contrast/clarity.  I've created two new presets that really make images POP!  Click the link below to download them.

Click here to download the new APB-Action*PoP* and APB-Action*PoP* Light presets. 

I'm turning every week into a time for giving here at APB.  There will be free presets for the Lightroom 3 develop module posted and available for download each week. Some weeks there will be several, other's just one. If you have any ideas for a style you like, send me a link to a picture, or explain it to me in e-mail and I will do my best to create an accurate preset to render edits like it. Also, any suggestions are greatly appreciated for making the presets I release better. Contact me at

Remember, these presets may not improve images depending on lighting and capture/subject settings. Though they will work great for most!  Installation instructions are posted below the sample images.

Here's a few samples.  This effect is intended to give a more vibrant and contrasty look to your images, also to add a bit more depth so they appear to POP right off the screen.  

The samples below are too small to really show the effect and how well it works.  Try it on yours to see what it does.

 Action*PoP*                                               Action*PoP*Strong

(Original Image)

To install the APB-Action*PoP* preset(s):
1) Unzip the preset zip file on to your desktop (macs will automatically unzip)
2) Go to the Develop module. NOTE: YOU MUST BE IN THE DEVELOP MODULE
3) Go to the Presets panel on the left. Right click anywhere in it and choose “Import”.
4) Select the .lrtemplate files you unzipped in Step 1 and click Import.
5) Enjoy!!


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