Get the CSI Miami look

Written by on March 2, 2009 in Presets - 20 Comments

This is my first attempt to make some ocean/beach photos look like they were taken from the series CSI Miami. All of you who have seen this series know what I mean. All movie shots from that series have a very warm yellow/green tone with. It’s hard to explain but the before/after images below might give you a clue of what I’m talking about.

This preset has a graduated filter applied as well. Move it to fit your own horizontal and adjust the saturation of it if needed. I use it to basically transform grey skies into blue.

Preset in action

SOOC - Straight Out Of Camera

PH CSI Miami:
PH CSI Miami

PH CSI Miami (48730 downloads)

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20 Comments on "Get the CSI Miami look"

  1. Sunny March 2, 2009 at 6:35 pm ·

    Thank you, Pierre. Looks like a fun one.

  2. grandma photographer March 3, 2009 at 2:40 am ·

    not for me. Just dont like the colors. I’m way too picky. Might be for others but not for me. :( SORRY!!!!

  3. Pierre March 3, 2009 at 8:03 am ·

    Hehe, You’re right grandma… We all have our favorites and the ones we we don’t like.
    No hard feelings :-)

  4. hyperclicks March 4, 2009 at 7:50 pm ·

    awesome :)

  5. Sara March 12, 2009 at 7:49 pm ·

    this site is so great and has helped me out HUGE. thank you for all the free presets! Clients love the looks. Glad I could help back with a small contribution to get you a working laptop :) I consider it a selfish donation so that I keep getting free presets plus it makes me feel less guilty when my clients pay more for my work! (keeping the Ph dude happy is definitely beneficial to my business!) thanks for keeping it all free!

  6. Gretchen June 17, 2009 at 4:23 pm ·

    Thank you so much for this! I have been struggling to to try and duplicate this exact look and feel.. both via in camera and post adjustments.. THANK YOU!!!

  7. Goodspeed June 19, 2009 at 5:14 pm ·

    I like this preset in general. But´s what does it do with the skin tones? Awful.

  8. tess_WY August 1, 2009 at 5:21 am ·

    Too funny! I will give this one a try for sure. Thank you.

  9. mauers_girl January 12, 2011 at 12:30 am ·

    I LOVE this preset I used it on my photos from miami <3 It so much Thank you I love the second look also. There AMAZING

  10. Pierre January 12, 2011 at 1:30 am ·

    Thank you so much mauers_girl!

  11. tazmani January 28, 2011 at 12:42 am ·

    aaaaawwsoooome result!!! thank you!

  12. Pierre January 28, 2011 at 12:43 am ·

    Hehe, glad you like it Tazmani :-)
    Thanks, Pierre

  13. neri March 20, 2011 at 3:34 pm ·

    how do i install or use these in lightroom?

  14. Pierre March 28, 2011 at 6:46 pm ·

    Hi Neri!
    Sorry for my late answer, but I’ve been on vacation.
    Read more how to install/import you presets here:


  15. Nexia August 28, 2011 at 6:39 am ·

    The colors are blasting everywhere,i dont like it.

  16. great prisets thanks

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