Free Lightroom presets for workflow and special effects

If you read the main PPS site you may well have already picked these up, but since this is my official effects blog I wanted to post them up. These are some free samples from my Power Workflow Preset Collection. Cruise Control set can be a huge time saver when it comes to correcting large batches of images, I needed something that I could start out my workflow with automating image corrections I made these. Both include JPEG & RAW version just like the Power Workflow collection.

The fantasy sampler includes a few of my favorite special effects that are included with the Power Workflow preset collection that I’ve made for lightroom.

400, based on the very popular “300? series by Mikelao. Their not really the same, so if you don’t have 300 then you’ll want to get it.

Fantasy is a preset I started some time back and have found it to be very useful. Fantasy Basic is a great lightweight general use effect that gives a nice gentle look.

Vintage is also included and is one of 3 vintage presets from Power Workflow.

There are more variations of them in the full Power Workflow, but this should give you a cool start.


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This set includes is the results of me wanting something to apply to large batches of images, and have them basically auto correct and look great out of the gate. I’ve spent a lot of time playing with this type of preset and I’m pretty excited about them.

Since images vary I ended up with four presets, and choose depending on the project. There’s only three here, but all four come with Power Workflow. With some of these I manually edited the xml of the preset to get what I wanted. I also found that Lightroom’s auto tone feature (used in Full Auto) can be good, but often is makes images too bright, or too dark because it miscalculates exposure. You should find that as long as your exposures are pretty close to correct you can apply “Semi Auto” to them at import and have most images look rocking from the start. Here whats inside the set.


Semi Auto WB. This is my latest, and I believe my favorite general use batch preset. It auto corrects some things, and adjusts others, to try and make an image that pops, and just generally looks good. A great batch tool.

Full Auto. This is just what it says. Applies auto settings to main elements like exposure, contrast etc. I find that while it can be great, it sometimes miscalculates. For those situations I turn to Semi Auto.

versions of each preset are the same except they auto correct white balance. Theres no golden rule for WB, and really it come down to what you think looks good.

The full collection for RAW & JPEG can be found in my Power Workflow Preset Collection. Have fun… Gav

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  • Candice says:

    Thanks you so much for these! I am off to try them right now!

  • Jesstern says:

    Thank you!

  • Mike Lao says:

    hey gav, thanks for linking to my blog! 🙂

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