Desaturate that photo and make it fade away

Written by on January 28, 2009 in Presets - 11 Comments

Hi folks,

Once again I’ve been playing around for some time in Lightroom and this time it resulted in a brand new preset. I call it PH Fade away because it desaturates the photo and gives it a bit of mocha touch.
The shadows are leveled out to flow with the lightness and the black areas have increased contrast adjustments to bringĀ  depth to the photo.

Preset in action

SOOC - Straight Out Of Camera

PH Fade Away:
PH Fade Away

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11 Comments on "Desaturate that photo and make it fade away"

  1. Michael W. Gray January 28, 2009 at 9:53 pm ·

    Great work. Love the effect.

  2. Pierre January 28, 2009 at 9:54 pm ·

    Holy smoke Michael. That was a quick reply to my post. :-)

  3. Michael W. Gray January 28, 2009 at 10:19 pm ·

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  4. grandma photographer January 28, 2009 at 10:53 pm ·

    wow I love that preset. Hey Pierre, I got to ask you a question about the lightroom. when I open the light room then got the message saying the abode photoshop not working and the program has to be closed. I have uninstall and reinstall but still getting the same message just about all day long. I got to have the lightroom running. Is there any way you can help me out with and to solve the problem? Hopefully you can!!

  5. Pierre January 28, 2009 at 11:05 pm ·

    Thank you “Grandma”!
    It’s hard to tell what kind of problem is causing the start-up error. I suggest you try to look for an answer at the adobe forum for Lightroom:

    Hopefully someone will have a better answer to your problem.

  6. Andy Rea January 29, 2009 at 3:42 am ·

    Hola Pierre! I know I know…it has been a while since I’ve been on. Hope all is well with you brotha. Just a quick comment on this one…WOW! I love the look and feel of the end result. I definitely see myself using this one. Thanks a bunch.

  7. Sunny January 29, 2009 at 5:30 am ·

    Thank you!

  8. Ny Wedding Photographers January 29, 2009 at 10:43 pm ·

    great job with the site setup


  9. Marie January 31, 2009 at 3:31 am ·

    Thanks so much for the great presets!

  10. tess_WY August 1, 2009 at 5:28 am ·

    Strange, but I’ll try it. For the right picture it is probably dynomite! It has an interesting look to it.

  11. Spicytee November 28, 2010 at 4:22 pm ·

    Your site is an heaven sent to me just like the name goes…
    I’m just learning how to use lightroom. But I’m not getting a hang of it.
    I love all the presets… I cant wait to test them out.
    I’m sure my work will see a better day from them.

    Thank you and keep up the good work.

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