Fashionable look with a little Lightroom preset

Greetings! I’m sitting here with a cold and have way to many projects going on to actually be making presets for you guys :-) I’m not sure how many times I’ve received mails from people all over asking me how to “get that look” in Lightroom. Most frequent request is the fashion look. You know what I mean… the photos you see in magazines and advertisements with happy people on the beach etc. :-) I’m going to Rome this Sunday so I thought it would be nice to give you a little gift before I leave… Yep, a new preset.

Preset in action:


PH Fashion Shoot IV:

PH Fashion Shoot IV (136840 downloads )

If you are a Lightroom lover like myself you probably going to adore this place. It's the paradise for all people who are looking for Lightroom presets. Make sure you subscribe to my posts to be first with the latest contributions. I wish you a very pleasant stay. Regards, Pierre

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  1. hi, pls help to to let me know who to use these Presents? I have copied them into C:/Programs/ Adobe/ Photohop…/Preset but i can not load them into my photoshop (not competile extension file like *…), so pls help me!

    Thanks all you so much

  2. Hi Hai,
    Please see my video tutorial (in the right sidebar) for more information on how to install presets i Lightroom.

  3. Thanks again, Pierre! Get lots of pictures for us at Rome! I’ll have to live vicariously through you! :)

    Have a safe trip!

  4. Hi Pierre, thanks you a lot! I’m wrong while using Photoshop CS to try, instead of Lightroom!

    One thanks all you!

  5. hi, i watched your how to upload presets video and followed the instructions but the computer gave an error message saying it didn’t recognize the file type. I have adobe lightroom 3.0 and i am trying to upload the PH Fashion Shoot IV preset. If you or someone else could give me some assistance that would be great.

  6. Hi Mary Ann,

    Are you using Windows or Mac?
    Did you extract the file before you tried to import it? (All downloadable files are compressed as .ZIP-format and need to be extracted before import into Lightroom)


  7. Thanks for sharing this nice preset :)

    I have a little question… Do this preset have to be used with RAW images or it can be used with JPEG ones ?
    Because the photos i’m getting with this preset are way to exposed.

    Thx again :)

  8. Hi Van,
    Most of the presets are made for use on RAW-images. If you’re using them on JPEG images I suggest you fine tune the exposure, brightness and contrast to achieve the effect you’re looking for.

  9. Hi Pierre,
    pls could you assist. After downloading the file there is no option for me to extract file. it says the type of file is an APPLICATION and the description is ADOBE EXTRACTION.
    Not to sure what I am missing. I cannot import file into lightroom presets.
    And also does it matter where i save the file?

  10. Hi Kim,
    The file is compressed using a method called “.zip”. To extract the file you need a software like Winzip (for windows) or Unarchive (for mac). A .zip file can not directly be imported to Lightroom!

    I’ve extracted the file for you this time (check your mail) :-).
    Have a great day!

  11. hi Pierre,
    i think i must leave some words here, not just d/l-ing.
    u r great!
    sometimes i am not satisfied with my DC (when i dun use my dslr), but after “preseting” them, it wows!!! i am still happy with my ricoh gx100!!

  12. Iv just got lightroom and very excited when I found this site, so i downloaded this preset but it don’t look anything like what is in your photo?

    Im using lightroom 3 on a Mac.


  13. Hi Andy,
    Please make sure you’re applying the presets on RAW-images. If you are using JPEG, some of them might give you strange results.

  14. When I apply the preset to a photo it’s putting the

    Brightness +40 and the contrast +34

    Im not sure if this is correct my Lightroom seems to be automatically doing this with ever preset I use.


  15. Strange!
    Try this:
    1. Apply a preset to an image
    2. Apply another one to see if the contrast and brightness are the same.
    3. In the develop-mode press the “reset” button To clear all adjustments.
    4. Try another preset. Still the same value? Reset and try a completely different preset.

    Some presets are set to just affect some of the adjustments. Perhaps you have applied a preset that adjust the contrast and brightness and when you select a new preset, it is set to not make any adjustments to it?

    Ex. A common way to use this is when you just want a preset to put vignettes on your images without adjusting anything else.

    If nothing of this make sense. Try to “repair your Lightoom catalog”. Read more about corrupt catalogs here:

    I hope this will solve your problem.
    Thanks, Pierre

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