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A lot of you have been asking me about the filters that I use for editing my photos on Instagram… and the thing is, I actually edit the images by myself using ‘Lightroom Presets’ that I have created and customized.

After some time, I finally decided to share my presets with you guys! To celebrate this launch, I’m offering it now at a discounted price of only $35 for a value bundle consisting of 15 different presets. I hope you guys will love it and find it useful ♥

DESKTOP VERSION




MOBILE VERSION




DESKTOP + MOBILE




Installation Guide

After payment is made, you will be directed to the checkout page where you can download my 15 ‘Lifestyle’ presets files, namely: Autumn, Bright, Cool, Film, Natural, Pale, Red Flush, Retro, Sandy, Shade, Subdued, Urban Hue, Warm, Washed, and Winter.

These bundled presets are available in 3 versions: desktop, mobile, or both.

  • Desktop: Designed for use on the paid desktop software of Adobe Lightroom. As the name suggests, this will only work on your desktop/computer/laptop that has the Lightroom software installed.
  • Mobile: Designed for use on the FREE mobile app called Lightroom CC (iOS / Android). Likewise, this will only work on your smartphone.
  • Desktop + Mobile: Self-explanatory
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Which is better for youIt depends on your needs and usage. For me, I mainly use my presets on my desktop/laptop’s Lightroom software because I find that I have more editing control compared to when I’m using the mobile app — but of course, if you don’t have the budget to pay for the paid Lightroom software on desktop, then using the mobile version will work best for you since the app is free. To better understand which of my preset versions will work best for you, check by my FAQ and Tips sections at the bottom of this page. Meanwhile, below is the installation guide.

NOTE: If you loved my ‘Lifestyle Presets’, feel free to send your before-and-after photos to my Instagram account so that I can share it on my Instagram Stories! (It will be added exposure for you too *wink*).

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DESKTOP VERSION INSTALLATION GUIDE & USE (FOR WINDOWS)

  1. After you have downloaded my Lightroom Presets, unzip the file.
  2. Open the Lightroom software on your desktop.
  3. At the top bar, click: Edit > Preferences > Presets
  4. Under the heading ‘Location‘ click on the box that says: ‘Show Lightroom Presets Folder’
  5. Double click on the folder titled ‘Lightroom’
  6. Double click on the folder titled Develop Presets’
  7. Copy the Lifestyle Presets folder that you have downloaded from me and then paste in this Develop Presets folder
  8. Restart your Lightroom software so that the Lifestyle presets will load
  9. To start editing, import the photo you wish to edit by clicking: File > Import Photos and Video
  10. Once your photo is loaded, select it, and then click on the tab ‘Develop’ on the Lightroom Window
  11. On the left side of the Lightroom window, look for the Lifestyle presets on the ‘Presets’ section and then select the preset/filter that you want. Feel free to adjust the settings as found on the right side of the Lightroom window.
  12. Once you’re done, save your photo by clicking: File > Export

DESKTOP VERSION INSTALLATION GUIDE & USE (FOR MAC)

  1. After you have downloaded my Lightroom Presets, unzip the file.
  2. Open the Lightroom software on your desktop.
  3. At the top bar, click: Lightroom > Preferences > Presets
  4. Under the heading ‘Location‘ click on the box that says: ‘Show Lightroom Presets Folder’
  5. Double click on the folder titled ‘Lightroom’
  6. Double click on the folder titled Develop Presets’
  7. Copy the Lifestyle Presets folder that you have downloaded from me and then paste in this Develop Presets folder
    [quote]FASTER ALTERNATIVE: Drag and drop the Lifestyle Presets folder onto your Lightroom application to install.[/quote]
  8. Restart your Lightroom software so that the Lifestyle presets will load
  9. To start editing, import the photo you wish to edit by clicking: File > Import Photos and Video
  10. Once your photo is loaded, select it, and then click on the tab ‘Develop’ on the Lightroom Window
  11. On the left side of the Lightroom window, look for the Lifestyle presets on the ‘Presets’ section and then select the preset/filter that you want. Feel free to adjust the settings as found on the right side of the Lightroom window.
  12. Once you’re done, save your photo by clicking: File > Export

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MOBILE VERSION INSTALLATION GUIDE & USE

  1. After you have downloaded my Lightroom Presets (Mobile), unzip the file.
  2. Send the images found in the folder Lifestyle Presets (Mobile) to your smartphone. (Don’t worry if the images appear blank).
  3. Open the Lightroom Mobile CC app on your phone
  4. On the heading Albums, click the symbol ‘+’ and select ‘Create Album’. Name it ‘Lifestyle Presets’ (or feel free to use another name to label it)
  5. Open this album and click the symbol ••• found on the top-right corner.
  6. Select Add Photos > Camera Roll and select my Lifestyle Presets photos (they’re the ones marked with ‘DNG’).
  7. To start editing, select the preset that you would like to use. On the top-right corner, click the symbol ••• and select ‘Copy Settings’
  8. Now, import a photo that you wish to edit by clicking the first blue icon on the bottom-right corner of the app. On the top-right corner again, click the symbol ••• and select ‘Paste Settings’. Feel free to adjust any of the settings.
  9. To save this edited photo, click the send icon on the top right corner and select Save to Camera Roll > Maximum Available

FAQ

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What are Lightroom presets?

Lightroom is basically the professional editing and coloring program that a lot of Instagrammers and photographers use worldwide to enhance their photos, and its presets are edit settings that have been saved beforehand (in fact, you can think of presets as filters!). So this ‘Lifestyle Presets’ bundle for instance are settings that I have created myself.

Are these the presets that you personally use on your photos?

Yes and I typically use the preset called ‘Subdued’. However, it helps to note that even after applying these presets, I still often do some minor tweaks because naturally, not all photos have uniform brightness, exposure, etc.

Meanwhile, some of the other presets in this bundle are settings that I don’t really use for my feed but I have created them still because they have been in demand by you guys (for instance, some of you wanted to know how to make a photo look like a shot taken with film, etc.).

Are these the only presets I will ever need?

Not really, but this is already a good start for you to make the most out of your shots. It’s also a good chance for you to eventually create presets of your own.

Can I share and send these presets files I purchased to my friends?

I ask that you please refrain from doing that because it would be a copyright violation. So if you want your friends to get these presets too, kindly ask them to purchase this bundle themselves. Thank you!

Can I use these presets on Photoshop?

No, because Photoshop is a different software even if they are both made by Adobe. In a way though, Photoshop and Lightroom have the same abilities, but Lightroom makes it easier for enhancing photos.

TIPS

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How do I make the most out of these presets?

Firstly, make sure you take photos in RAW — but it’s also fine if you can only take photos in JPEG or from your mobile phone.

Second, test as many of the Lifestyle Presets I’ve made to see which would best suit your photo. Once you find the preset that’s right for you, it’s highly likely that…

  • You ended up having a photo that’s too dark or too bright. This usually happens because your original photo might have been taken with too low or too high of an exposure setting — don’t worry, this happens! To fix this, play around with the exposure, highlights, shadows, whites and blacks settings to correct it.
  • Your skin ended up looking weird. Go and adjust the color of the red, orange or yellow tones by changing their hue, saturation and luminance.
  • You don’t like the certain hue of a color on your photo. Similarly, just adjust the hue of that color. Most of the time people like to change the color of greens (or the leaves on the trees in their photo) and make it look a bit yellowish, so adjusting the hue will help you achieve that look.

What photos are best partnered for each of the 15 presets?

All kinds of photos can be used for any of the 15 presets, but indeed, it will depend on the kind of mood that you want to achieve.

Anyhow, when I labeled the 15 presets, I have set a name that best describes the kind of “feel” that they emit.

  • Autumn: self-explanatory, great for photos taken in autumn
  • Bright: self-explanatory
  • Cool: great for photos that feature the sea or any body of water
  • Film: gives off that ‘film’ look, complete with added noise
  • Natural: self-explanatory
  • Pale: self-explanatory, lessens saturation of most colors (almost in a grayscale)
  • Red Flush: gives off a dominant brownish red hue
  • Retro: self-explanatory (or at least, the mood often makes me feel like it’s retro, lol, I’m probably wrong though)
  • Sandy: great for photos taken in places like deserts, dry terrain, etc.
  • Shade: great for applying dark yellow undertones
  • Subdued: this is the preset I mainly use for my photos, often good for portraits
  • Urban Hue: great for night photos of cities or urban spaces, gives dominant tints of blue and pink
  • Warm: best to use if you want to make the photo appear like it’s ‘under the sun’ (or yellowish)
  • Washed: brightens and softens colors
  • Winter: self-explanatory, great for photos taken in winter or snowy places (ironically, this is sometimes great to use for photos taken in the beach).

P.S. If you loved my ‘Lifestyle Presets’, feel free to send your before-and-after photo to my Instagram account so that I can share it on my Instagram Stories! (It will be added exposure for you too *wink*).