How To Install Custom Presets in All-New Lightroom CC

how to install presets in all-new lightroom cc

Welcome friends! This tutorial applies only to All-New Lightroom CC, the newest Adobe Creative Cloud Lightroom version. Because the user interface of this version is completely different from its predecessors (Classic Lightroom CC and Lightroom 5-6), we have decided to create new installation instructions for you. If you need instructions for the previous versions as mentioned above, please head over to this post.


It's also worth noting that in addition to the new user interface changes in All-New Lightroom CC, Adobe has removed the ability to save and import custom brushes. If you purchased preset collections from us that include brushes, please note that our brushes can only work with Classic Lightroom CC + Lightroom 5-6 as stated in our product descriptions.


Prerequisite: Before you install our presets, please extract the zip file we sent you, and then copy the entire preset folder that's inside the main folder. If you are using a Mac or PC, to extract the zip file, simply double-click on it. 


 Alrighty, let's dive in!


Part 1: How To Install Lightroom Presets
  1. Click on the Preset panel at the bottom of the screen how to install Lightroom Presets CC
  2. Select "Open Presets Folder" how to install Lightroom Presets CC
  3. Paste our preset folder in the Develop Presets folder how to install Lightroom Presets CC
  4. Close the window and you're all done! Your presets should now appear inside the Presets Panel. how to install Lightroom Presets CC  


Questions You May Have

  1. Where are my Lightroom presets? When you click on the download link, the .zip file is automatically downloaded to your computer’s default “Download” folder. Please navigate to that folder to locate the file. All of our preset collection files have the following naming convention “DP .zip”.
  2. Why should I copy the preset folder instead of the .LRTemplate files? This is purely for organizational purposes. By copying and pasting the entire preset folder, all of your presets for that collection is organized in the Preset panel. This makes it easy for you to reference and use. If you choose to paste the .LRTemplate files instead, that is fine too.
  3. How come I don’t see my presets after I have installed them? Make sure you restart Lightroom after you have installed the presets. Your presets should show up under the Preset panel. If you still don’t see them, check to make sure your presets are in the “Develop Presets Folder”. They will not show up if you place them in another folder.
  4. Can I layer the presets? Yes, most of the presets in our collections are layerable. The exceptions are the Mood and tone presets, which will override each other because they all utilize mostly the same settings but different values to create a unique color profile.
  5. Can I install Lightroom presets in the mobile app? Our instructions are for Lightroom desktop version only. If you would like to install our presets in Lightroom mobile app, please refer to external online tutorials. We recommend this tutorial.

Part 2: How To Use & Customize Our Presets
Because every photo its own unique color profile (lighting, color, contrast etc..), the effect of the presets will be slightly different for each photo as well. The guide below will help you customize the presets to work perfectly for your photo.
  1. Start with a mood filter or tone preset
    We recommend that you always start with one of the Mood Filter OR Tone presets (depending on your collection) to set the color and style of your photo, and then layer with other presets (Spotlight, Sharpen, Light Source, Skin Soften, Vibrancy) to refine the look. If your photos are already warm or cool to begin with, choose the Neutral or the opposite tone instead.
  2. Photos too dark or bright?
    If the presets applied look too light or dark, you can use the lighter version of that preset marked ‘+’ or ‘++’. You can also manually adjust the Exposure setting from the Basic Module on the right panel.
  3. Photos Too Yellow or Blue?
    Under Basic Module, adjust Temp Setting (Treatment pane) to correct the white balance.
  4. Color stands out too much?
    Under the Adjustment Module, click on Color (it is in between HSL and BW), then click on the color swatch that looks too strong, and then reduce the saturation and/or vibrancy.
  5. How can I add more depth?
    To add more depth to your photos, increase Contrast and add Black to your photos. These two settings are under the Basic section on the left panel.
  6. Photo too sharp?
    Go to the Sharpening panel, under Amount move the slider to the left until you reach the desired the result. You may also need to reduce the amount Clarity in the Presence panel.