Recipe lists are based on RAW images – We recommend always using RAW images
Updated 26/04/2017: Revised brushes and extra presets
The bundle is very similar to the “HDR Essentials” bundle for Photoshop. We recommend HDR Essentials if you want to use Photoshop only.
Watch our entire series of tutorials on how to work with “Out of the Shadows HDR Workflow” here
Watch a detailed (normal speed tutorial) on how to create HDR effects in Lightroom
This new “Out of the Shadows Workflow” is a result of months and countless of hours work. Create crisp and ultra sharp HDR images without needing multiple images at different exposures. These HDR Lightroom Presets have been designed specifically for architecture, street and landscape photography. Each Preset has a very subtle and unique effect which allows them to be “stacked” on top of each other. Traditional presets are designed to do all the work for you, but very often these presets will not be tailored your image. The result is usually bad and you end up with an unnatural effect on your image.
In the “Out of the Shadows” Workflow you will stack multiple presets on top of each other. The amount of presets you will use depends heavily on what kind of image you are using and what look you are trying to create. We call this technique”Stacking Presets” and it is used throughout all our new workflows. There are 64 stackable presets to choose from in this bundle.
When you are done choosing your presets, it is usually time to get your hands dirty! By this we mean applying Lightroom Brushes to your image. These allow you to work with individual areas of the image and really make it pop! add color, brighten shadows, reduce highlights, add water definition and much much more… There are 30 Brushes to choose from and the options are vast!
Nothing ruins a good photograph like it looks like it was done by an amateur. This is often due to the colors looking faded and some of the finer aspects of the photograph not looking as sharp and crisp as they ought to. The Out of The Shadows HDR Workflow has come to your rescue. This collection of professional HDR lightroom presets and brushes will help you create images that are crispier and ultra sharp in order to help improve their quality while letting the finer details of the photographs stand out.
Short answer, a lot. Improve colors and contrasts and improve the pesky shadows that you may be having a problem capturing just the right way using the camera you have. The Out of The Shadows HDR Workflow will also help improve the quality of your images. This is by helping clear the noise that comes with shooting using the wrong resolution as well as helping adjust brightness and contrast.
Also included in the Out of The Shadows is Lightroom HDR presets for color correction. You can adjust colors, saturate or unsaturate them, until you have an image that looks just the right way.
The Out of The Shadows HDR Workflow was made specifically for landscape, architectural and street photography. If you have been looking for landscape presets and your search has not yielded anything thus far, your search ends here. These HDR presets will bring out the best in your images and photographs and allow them to stand out. In addition to that, the street photography presets included in this bundle will let the finer details of your images shine through for clearer and higher quality images.
The Out of The Shadows Workflow is quite impressive because you can also use it to edit sunlight photographs. Just be sure to not overdo it since sunlight is one of the most delicate aspects of photography.
Usually, you want to apply two different effects to a landscape shot. For example, you may want to apply a black and white preset then apply a preset that reduces or increases the contrast of the photograph. If you have worked with Adobe HDR Lightroom Presets, you may have found out that some of the Adobe presets do cancel each other out. All the presets included in the Out of The Shadows Workflow are stackable. What this means is that you can use two or more HDR presets on one image without their effects canceling each other out. These stackable presets will come in handy when one preset will not be enough.
After you are done working on the images using one, two or more presets, it is time to get to the nitty gritty. This is done using the Lightroom brushes that are included in this bundle. Adobe Lightroom Adjustment brushes allow you to edit specific parts of an image. Let’s say that there is a certain part of an image that looks overdone or out of the place, you can use an adjustment brush to correct that. You can also use a Lightroom Adjustment brush to add color, adjust contrast and so much more. With the Out of The Shadows Workflow, the possibilities are truly endless!
Installing the presets and brushes included in this bundle is very easy. Learn how to do it below with our very easy to understand instructional tutorials.
You can also read our written tutorial on how to install Lightroom brushes.
We have included images in all the tutorials too so as to make it as intuitive and easy to follow as possible.