THE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY
TED FORBES PRESET PACK 01
16 Presets for Adobe Lightroom
- 4 Instagram Looks
- 4 Modern Color Presets
- 4 B+W (Monochrom) Presets
- 4 Vintage Color Presets
Literally years in the making, this preset pack is a collection of presets that I currently use in my own work. From Instagram and Modern Color Interpretations to Black and White (Monochrom) and my favorite Vintage Color Presets – this pack offers a great deal of versatility and variety in making your work look the best it can.
These presets are offered in 4 groups that for me represent the way we experience color. I hope you enjoy these as much as I’ve enjoyed making them!
Instagram is arguably the most popular platform for photography today. These 4 presets are designed to give you some unique looks that will electrify your images and make them stand apart from the crowd.
Preset: Instagram 01 :: Caffelicious
Preset: Instagram 03 :: Simply Red
Preset: Instagram 02 :: Skin Glow
Preset: Instagram 04 :: Blazing Sunset
Vintage Color (VC) Presets
I am particularly proud of this series. Rather than recreating the look of film emulsions, these presets have been developed around the looks of print processes from classic color photographers such as Ernst Haas and Saul Leiter. These photographers worked with Kodachrome, but their interpretations of color came through the printing processes of the time.
Preset: VC Paris 1984
Preset: VC New York 1982
Preset: VC New York 1972
Preset: VC Buenos Aires 1954
Modern Color Presets
The 4 Modern Color presets are built off of the subtle, lower-contrast looks found in contemporary advertising and commercial photography.
Preset: Modern 01 :: Landscape
Preset: Modern 03 :: Portrait Cool
Preset: Modern 02 :: Portrait Warm
Preset: Modern 04 :: Portrait Flat
Monochrom (B+W) Presets
Black and White images go back to the earliest examples in the history of photography. Interestingly, black and white is rarely ever just black and white. Monochrom presets combine contrasts of black and white tones with subtle toning to recreate the classic looks of black and white photography.
Preset: Monochrom Standard Contrast
Preset: Monochrom High Key
Preset: Monochrom Standard Toned
Preset: Monochrom Low Key
Frequently Asked Questions
What software will support this preset pack?
Lightroom Classic 7.3 and later
Lightroom CC 1.3 and later
Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) 10.3 and later (used with Photoshop)
Will these presets work on mobile devices?
Yes, you can use Mobile Lightroom. First import the presets into Lightroom CC and sync them with your mobile devices.
What file types are supported with these presets?
All image file types are supported, but note that they were designed for camera raw files. Images that have already been graded or images that are too compressed might have lower quality results.
Will these presets work with every image in one click?
For the most part, yes. If your image is exposed properly they should look really nice. These are designed as a starting point however and you are encouraged to make adjustments as needed. I’ve used the new Adobe Color Profiles. Adobe will use these as the base – the sliders are available to you to make adjustments without loosing this look.
Do you actually use these presets?
Absolutely! These are from my own personal collection designed as I have described above. I’ve been using versions of these for the last few years and continue to do so.