Holy cow! It's February, and more importantly my birthday month :) It's also preset day and I've got one that's been asked for quite a bit since I started making presets. It has to do with a "grain" effect and it deals with the new Grain setting in Lightroom 3 Beta. BUT WAIT!!! If you're not a LR3 Beta user don't worry. The preset itself still looks cool and still works in Lightroom 2 (it just doesn't apply the grain). Depending on the photo, the settings still bring out a little graininess in the image so its not a total loss. Anyway, take a look at the before and after by clicking below. It definitely is a nice effect with or without grain and I think it looks good on portraits as well as all the other wedding stuff (shoes, dress, table settings, rings, etc...). Let me know what you think.

To install:
1) Unzip the preset zip file on to your desktop
2) Go to the Develop module. NOTE: YOU MUST BE THE DEVELOP MODULE
3) Go to the Presets panel on the left. Right click anywhere in it and choose Import.
4) Select the .lrtemplate files you unzipped in Step 1 and click Import NOTE: DO NOT IMPORT THE ZIP FILE

Click here to download the preset.
Click here to see a sample of the preset.

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