I was messing around the other day doing the good old internet cliche of taking off camera flash shots of smoke. In true Chromasia fashion, I hand created some Lightroom Point Curves and put them in as presets for you wonderful folks. These 3 variations make the shadows into highlights, force the midtones down and retain the normal highlights.
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Anyhow to install these presets, open Lightroom Preferences (in Lightroom on Mac, Edit on PC), Click the Presets Tab. Click on the Show Lightroom Presets folder. Open the Develop Presets folder and unzip the smoke.zip file into this folder. Restart Lightroom. In the Presets panel of Develop, there should now be a folder called Smoke Presets. Click on the preset to apply it, or hover over it to see a preview in the navigator.