May 18, 2024

I’ve been messing around creating new Effect presets. I was looking to recreate some Dragan style portraits in Lightroom. As this style requires heavy use of localised contrast changes and localised colour and sharpening, it’s not quite as feasible as in Photoshop. I still managed to create a few variations which I’ve sent to Inside Lightroom. Richard has put them up in the Colour section. Meanwhile here’s a mixed Dragan/Cross Process shot from one of these presets:

Taken from my recent photoblog post. Just to note this file is a virtual copy of a .CR2 file and is processed only in Lightroom. I did a bit of blemish removal and removed lines under the eyes using the Spot Removal tool. It does work for very basic retouching.

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