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Sharing and installing presets

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Video: Sharing and installing presets

In this movie, I want to share with you a few details, presets, that

Sharing and installing presets

In this movie, I want to share with you a few details, presets, that I've created for myself and that I use in my own work flow. I've included these presets as part of the exercise files, so if you have access to those, you can use and install these presets for free. What I want to do here is show you how you can find where your presets are saved. How you can even share or maybe sell your presets in order to make a profit. And then also, how you can install presets that someone else created in order to include in your own workflow.

All right, well in this Presets panel, you can see that I have the name, which I've created for the folder, and then I have a few different presets here. Well if we click to zoom in on this photograph that I captured in Joshua Tree, we can see some of the detail in this area. To apply a general, medium amount of sharpening, we can click on the first option. Or, if we really want to bring out the texture, we could use this one, which brings out little teeny bits of texture. Or, maybe we want to apply some edge sharpening.

Or, I always liked this one, just reset. Bring everything back to normal. Kind of clear away all that we've done. And you can see, I have presets for landscape photographs or portraiture. Or just a general one, as well. As you build up your own library, you may want to share these with others, or sell them. To do that, you can right click or Ctrl+click on the preset itself. Then in this menu, choose the option, Show In Finder on a Mac, or Show In Explorer on Windows. And when you click on that, it will open up the folder where these are saved on your hard drive.

You can then select these files. And you could include them on your blog or you could share them with others. What someone else could do is then install those on their system, and begin to use them in their workflow. All right, well how does that side of the equation work? Well, if we go back to the Presets panel for a moment, I'm going to click on My Presets, and click on the Minus sign. That will remove or get rid of those. They are now gone. What I want to do is, I want to import those from our Exercise Files folder, so I can use them again.

So here I'll go down to a folder and right click or Ctrl+click and then choose Import. This will open up the dialogue. And what I'm going to do is navigate to that folder inside our Exercise Files there. It's inside of Chapter 2, and it's titled Presets. And here you can see all of the presets, which I had previously shown you. To import them into Lightroom, all you have to do is find out where they are, select those files, and then click import. That will then bring them into your Lightroom library, as you can see here.

And then you can start to use them by simply clicking on the preset name. What I find too is that often I've imported someone else's presets, and I think they're good. But they're not perfect, because they're not exactly the way I would do it for my camera and my lens and my way of shooting. So if ever that's the case, feel free to change these settings, even my settings here. If you don't quite like them, well, make some changes to them, and then you can also even change the name. Right click or Ctrl+click on one of the names of a preset.

If you want to rename this one, choose Rename. Let's say we just want to call this one General. Well, we can do that and then click OK and then we have a new name for that preset. And the advantage of doing this is pretty obvious. One, you can share these with others. And then two, you can start to take advantage of those presets which are out there, and then integrate them into your own workflow. And of course, customize them so that they can help you to speed up your workflow and to improve your photographs so they look their best.

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Photoshop CC for Photographers: Sharpening

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  1. 5m 59s
    1. Welcome
      1m 23s
    2. Raw sharpening in Lightroom or Camera Raw?
      3m 56s
    3. Using the exercise files
      40s
  2. 44m 15s
    1. Lighroom sharpening workflow first steps
      5m 35s
    2. Understanding how the Lightroom Detail controls work
      5m 36s
    3. Reducing luminance and color noise
      5m 47s
    4. Improving details in a portrait
      9m 13s
    5. Improving details in an outdoor photograph
      7m 12s
    6. Sharpening in order to emphasize small textures
      3m 49s
    7. Improving sky details and edge sharpening
      7m 3s
  3. 53m 3s
    1. Selective sharpening with the Adjustment Brush
      10m 19s
    2. Learning Adjustment Brush shortcuts
      4m 15s
    3. Reviewing Adjustment Brush techniques and shortcuts
      7m 36s
    4. Sharpening eyes in a portrait
      6m 44s
    5. Sharpening large areas with the Radial filter
      6m 50s
    6. Improving details with the Graduated filter
      7m 35s
    7. Creating custom presets
      6m 2s
    8. Sharing and installing presets
      3m 42s
  4. 40m 40s
    1. Camera Raw sharpening workflow: First steps
      3m 28s
    2. Understanding how the Camera Raw Detail controls work
      5m 46s
    3. Reducing luminance and color noise
      4m 40s
    4. Improving details in a portrait
      7m 28s
    5. Improving details in an outdoor photograph
      6m 6s
    6. Sharpening in order to emphasize small textures
      3m 48s
    7. Improving sky details and edge sharpening
      9m 24s
  5. 53m 40s
    1. Selective sharpening with the Adjustment Brush
      7m 16s
    2. Working with the Auto Mask option in the Adjustment Brush
      5m 6s
    3. Learning Adjustment Brush shortcuts
      8m 30s
    4. Reviewing Adjustment Brush techniques and shortcuts
      5m 45s
    5. Sharpening eyes in a portrait
      5m 15s
    6. Sharpening large areas with the Radial filter
      7m 4s
    7. Improving details with the Graduated filter
      4m 34s
    8. Further refinements with the Graduated filter
      4m 30s
    9. Creating custom presets
      5m 40s
  6. 49m 5s
    1. Resizing before you sharpen
      4m 37s
    2. Using Unsharp Mask
      8m 21s
    3. Using Smart Sharpen
      6m 5s
    4. Demonstrating how Smart Sharpen works
      4m 23s
    5. Fine-tuning Smart Sharpen with advanced controls
      5m 39s
    6. Applying blending modes to avoid color problems
      5m 9s
    7. Putting it all together: Workflow part one
      5m 57s
    8. Putting it all together: Workflow part two
      6m 42s
    9. A conversation about sharpening controls
      2m 12s
  7. 49m 34s
    1. Applying Camera Raw sharpening as a filter
      4m 41s
    2. Using smart filtering for increased flexibility
      5m 50s
    3. Smart filtering and masking
      4m 54s
    4. Selective sharpening with a hand-painted mask
      6m 0s
    5. Selective sharpening: Advanced shortcut tips
      6m 31s
    6. Using Quick Select and masking to sharpen selectively
      8m 20s
    7. How to sharpen a layered document
      3m 41s
    8. Fixing a blurry photograph with Shake Reduction
      4m 40s
    9. Shake Reduction: Advanced controls
      4m 57s
  8. 32m 47s
    1. High-pass sharpening essentials
      5m 55s
    2. Smart filter high-pass sharpening
      4m 2s
    3. Smart filter high-pass sharpening continued
      5m 50s
    4. Edge sharpening: Building an alpha channel
      4m 52s
    5. Edge sharpening: Creating the mask
      5m 3s
    6. Using Smart Sharpen in an unlikely way for midtone contrast
      7m 5s
  9. 10m 59s
    1. Recording a sharpening action
      6m 11s
    2. Playing the action for a single file
      2m 18s
    3. Batch sharpening multiple files
      2m 30s
  10. 28m 48s
    1. Sharpening and saving from Camera Raw
      6m 51s
    2. Sharpening and exporting from Camera Raw
      3m 44s
    3. Output sharpening from Lightroom
      5m 26s
    4. Final output sharpening from Photoshop for print
      7m 17s
    5. Photoshop sharpening for web, mobile, and displays
      5m 30s
  11. 31s
    1. Next steps
      31s

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