How to Reduce or Fade a Lightroom Preset

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Presets can be great for creating a certain effect or look for your image, but sometimes you wish the effect just wasn’t so strong. Sure, you can go into the Develop Module panels and adjust various sliders to try to soften or fade the effect. Sometimes this works and sometimes it doesn’t work so well, especially if the preset involves split toning and curve adjustments. So in this tutorial I’ll show you another way you can fade or reduce the opacity of the preset. It involves a trip to Photoshop or Photoshop Elements, and back to Lightroom. You can do all of this from within Lightroom and it only involves a couple of rather easy steps. Watch this video and I’ll show you how easy it is to fade your preset.

Reducing the Opacity of a Preset Using Lightroom and Photoshop

 

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