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Hello there! My name is Martin Evening. I am talking to you from Photoshop World Las Vegas 2008. I just want to give you a short tip here working with Lightroom on how to manage your presets better so that you can work efficiently and always have an option as to go back to the stage that you are at. Because basically, I think what I find is that when I go to some of the forums where people are sharing presets with each other is that people do adjustments to an image and they find the setting that they like. For example, they might play around with the specs on the panel to create a split toning effect for a cross processing type of look. They ended up finding the look that they like and then they go to the presets panel over here on the left and they check everything and then create a preset. What happens is that when you do that, you end up including so much more style. Alternatively, people do a split toning adjustment combined with maybe a tone curve or something else and they try and combine the two together and it does not always work efficiently when you are trying to re-use those presets to some other different types of images because those combination of settings may work fine which you work with, but it will not work well on every other photograph. So let me just skip at that and just show you the presets that I use.
So over here, you can see the presets. What I do is I break up the thing down into different sections. For example, images over here for the gray scale have a hold on the presets that I can click on so you can do gray scale conversions. All these presets do is just the one little thing. In this case, it is adjusting the gray scales and the gray scale panel on the right. If I want to get out of that conversion, you will notice at the top I put a – in each one of these photos that I created in the presets, there is a reset setting at the top. Basically, the reset setting, if you check over here on the right to see what happens, when I click on reset gray scale, we go straight back to this image state where it was before and all the settings have been restored to where they are originally. So as I go through all the settings like for example checking antique film auto gray scale or black and white infrared or orange contrast, I can experiment with different types of gray scale conversion. I set them down here to the split toning section of presets. I can try combining the gray scale with different types of split tone settings that I have created and see which ones are like that. But at the end of it, what I have to do is click on this. I want to go back to where I was originally because it is going to reset the setting in there. I click on reset split tone that resets all the split tones, slide us back to 000 again. If I come up here to reset gray scale, it takes me back to the original image without the gray scale conversion. So using this method of presets, my advice is put up a library where you only apply one and develop panel to time, create those as presets and then when you finish doing that, always create a reset setting.