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Ultimate Infrared with Lightroom

Skip Photoshop and Process Your Raw Digital Infrared Images Directly in Adobe Lightroom

With my custom profiles (included in this class), you’ll be able to perform channel-swapping on raw infrared photos without using Photoshop!

What if I told you that the limitations of Adobe Lightroom for processing digital infrared images could be completely removed, allowing you to make all of your creative adjustments to infrared raw files without having to resort to OEM software and Photoshop?

Well, over the last two years, I’ve developed a set of custom profiles and presets that allow me to do just that. I’m now able to process infrared images from my full-spectrum camera directly in Lightroom. Whether it’s the muted look from 720nm infrared, or the bold colors of a channel-swapped 590nm filter, I can do it all without going to Photoshop.

Join me on Zoom Thursday, April 11th 6-8pm US Eastern Time where I’ll be teaching this approach to processing infrared photos

Topics Include

  • Fundamental processing workflow for editing infrared raw photos in ACR/Lr
  • How to set proper white balance in Lightroom with a custom camera profile
  • Performing channel-swapping on color IR images directly in Lightroom (blue sky effect)
  • Creating 1-click presets for all types of infrared photos
  • 720nm infrared looks
  • 665 and 590nm color infrared processing
  • Monochrome conversion from color infrared photos
  • Creating glow effects in Lightroom
  • Using Masking tools to enhance infrared photos
  • Fixing problems like banding, hotspots, and vignetting

Bonus content included with this class

  • Preset for creating infrared DCP camera profiles using Adobe’s DNG Profile Editor software
  • My special channel-swapping profile for ACR/Lightroom to use with infrared photos
  • My ACR/Lr presets for enhancing infrared photos

Optional: I’ll create a custom set of ACR/Lightroom profiles for your infrared camera

If creating profiles and presets sounds like something you’d rather not attempt, you can choose the option to let me build you a custom set of infrared profiles and presets for your camera (one wavelength). You can then install them directly and use them right away without any trial and error.

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Vintage Film Presets for ACR & Adobe Lightroom

Recreate the look of your favorite film stocks with a single click

I’ve spent several months developing settings to recreate the look of classic films and they are now available as a set of presets and profiles for Adobe Camera Raw and Adobe Lightroom/Lightroom Classic. My Vintage Presets Pack includes 47 ACR/Lightroom presets for emulating 27 classic films, plus 37 creative profiles for creating your own custom vintage looks.

Original (left) | Velvia (Right)

27 Film Looks With a Single Click

Color Print Films

  • Gold 100/200/400/800
  • Superia 100/200/400/800
  • Portra 160

Color Slide Films

  • Kodachrome 64
  • Astia 100
  • Provia 100
  • Velvia 100

Black and White Films

Original (left) | Tri-X (right)
  • Ilford Pan 50
  • APX Pro 100
  • Neopan Pro 100
  • TMax 100
  • Plus-X 125
  • APX Pro 400
  • Delta Pro 400
  • HP5 Plus 400
  • Neopan 400
  • TMax 400
  • Tri-X 400
  • Neopan Pro 1600
  • Delta Pro 3200
  • Tmax Pro 3200

Recreating Vintage Film Looks in ACR/Lightroom

Webinar Replay and New Preset Collection!

I’ve spent the last several months creating a set of Lightroom/ACR presets that recreate the look of traditional film stocks with a single click. Learn more about how I use them in the video below, and be sure to check out my new Vintage Preset Pack for Lightroom.

Watch: Recreating Vintage Film Looks in ACR & Lightroom

What’s New in Lightroom (October 2023)

Adobe just added some new features to Lightroom/Lightroom Classic, and a couple of them are truly game-changers!

  • Lens Blur (Beta): You can create depth-maps on your photos to emulate shallow depth of field and bokeh. Despite being an early release, it’s actually quite good for some photos!
  • HDR Editing: Added support for HDR displays which allows you to edit your HDR images in a huge tone space. Spoiler alert: If you aren’t using a HDR display, you won’t benefit from this tool. You will also still need to tone-map your HDR images back to SDR space for printing and sharing.
  • Point Color Editor: This tool gives you precise control for adjusting hue, saturation, and brightness (luminance) of individual colors. But the game-changer is that it’s available in the Masking Panel! Now you can control individual colors on your selection masks like never before.

All new Masking Tools in Lightroom Classic

Join me online to discover the new, more powerful selection mask tools in Lightroom Classic.

Discover the all-new selection tools in Lightroom Classic with me Nov. 13th

Adobe radically updated the selection tools in Lightroom Classic v11. This new tool set radically changes how you’ll create and manage local selections using Lightroom. Join me Nov. 13th online to learn how to master the Lightroom masking tools and make your images POP.

Online Class Saturday, Nov. 13th

11am-1pm US Eastern Time