(The Lightroom video tutorial in this post is just under the introductory text below. The working files for this Lightroom video tutorial can be found just above the video.)

Creating Develop Presets in Lightroom 3 is one of the most powerful workflow features of the program. Develop Presets will help you to apply basic and artistic edits with the simple click of a button.

Once we get to developing our images, we are going to be creating a lot of Lightroom Develop Presets. So, in this Lightroom video tutorial, we are going to teach you how to create develop presets, as well as how to manage (edit, rename, organize and delete) develop presets.

That way once we start creating presets for all of the different effects we will be teaching you, you will be able to understand exactly how these presets work.

Enjoy!

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Full RAW Exercise Files (265MB) – For faster connections. The full RAW files will allow you to follow the tutorials while achieving the exact same results as shown.
JPEG Exercise Files (24MB) – For slower connections. The JPEG files will allow you to follow the tutorials, although the results may vary due to not having the image details of the full RAW file.

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