Lately I’ve been browsing the WEB and have often come across some really nice high-key photos. In an effort to foster up some publicity for the Presetting Lightroom group on Flickr, I decided to produce this tutorial on how to achieve this “look” in Lightroom.
Now, I must admit, I was partially inspired by Matt Kloskowski’s new High Key Effect presets which he recently posted on his blog. If you’re just looking for some good presets, you can download a copy of Matt’s High Key presets by following the link here. If you’d like to see how you can create this effect for yourself then read on …
Update to Article
With the imminent release of the next edition of our Focus Beauty presets collection (v1.5), I thought I would pre-release two new presets. These are basically the presets that are demonstrated in the following tutorial but they will save you some time, especially with the placement of the graduated filters. Just remember, the filters will still need to be positioned to match your subject. Enjoy the presets!