Installing your presets

  1. After you purchase and download the presets, double click the compressed zip file titled “ssp-presets.zip”.
  2. Open Adobe Lightroom and select the “Develop” module.
  3. Once there, right click within the Presets Panel on the left hand side and select “New Folder”.
  4. Now we need to name the folder. You can call it whatever you like, you could call it “Freaking Awesome Presets” or something more boring like “SSP Presets”. Either one will work.
  5. Right click the folder you just created and select “Import”.
  6. In the window that pops up, navigate to the folder you unzipped in step one. Double click one of the three folders there, depending on what camera you have.
  7. Select all of the presets within and click “Import”.
  8. Congratulations! Your presets should now be installed and show up in the Presets Panel.

Using Your Presets

Black & White Presets

  1. Adjust your exposure.
  2. Select one of the B&W presets.
  3. Set the highlights and blacks to taste.
  4. If sharpening is desired choose the “Sharpen” preset, or if it was taken at a high ISO and there is unwanted noise, select “Sharpen - Reduce Noise”.

Color Preset System

  1. Adjust your exposure.
  2. Select one of the “Base” presets that looks the best based on the lighting situation and the look you are going for.
  3. Next, choose one of the “Process” presets to give it a finished look.
  4. Set the highlights and blacks to taste.
  5. If sharpening is desired choose the “Sharpen” preset or if it was taken at a high ISO and there is unwanted noise, select “Sharpen - Reduce Noise”.

 

Have questions, feedback or want to share the images you created using these presets? Email us at support@samstroudphoto.com. We’d love to hear from you!