FAQs

WHAT ARE LIGHTROOM PRESETS?

Lightroom Presets are a saved file of settings. They are designed in Lightroom and installed into Lightroom as .lrtemplate files to create different effects and various processed looks on a photo. One Willow Presets are available for Raw and Jpg  files processed in Lightroom versions 4 and newer. Lightroom Presets are not compatible for installation in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements.

WHAT PROGRAMS ARE ONE WILLOW PRESETS COMPATIBLE WITH?

One Willow Presets are compatible with Adobe Lightroom (versions 4 and newer).  From time to time, Adobe may release program updates or new program versions that change the settings of the presets and the effects of the presets.

WHAT LIGHTROOM VERSION ARE ONE WILLOW PRESETS COMPATIBLE WITH?

Currently One Willow Presets are compatible with Lightroom 4, 5 , 6 and CC. From time to time, Adobe may release program updates or new program versions that change the settings of the presets and the effects of the presets. Preset upgrades are not guaranteed with new Lightroom versions but continued support will be provided.  Due to the digital nature of One Willow Presets, all sales are considered final.

WHAT PRESET FORMAT ARE THE BEFORE/AFTER GALLERIES CREATED WITH?

The Before/After galleries are created with RAW files and RAW presets.  However, the same photos are tested in Jpg format to insure that the presets are close in consistency.  Note:  JPG effects may vary slightly from RAW presets due to the file formats processing differently. 

WHAT LIGHTING STYLE DO ONE WILLOW PRESETS WORK BEST WITH?

One Willow Presets work best with natural light photography.

HOW WILL I RECEIVE MY PRESETS ONCE I PLACE MY ORDER?

Once your purchase has been completed through PayPal, you will be directed and emailed an instant download link.  The download link will expire within 72 hours for security purposes, please be sure to download your presets within that time.  It is recommended that after downloading you make a back-up copy of the preset file(s).

ARE ONE WILLOW PRESETS ADJUSTABLE?

Yes, all of One Willow Presets are fully adjustable. Once you apply the preset to your photo you can make whatever adjustments you need to suit your photo.

ARE LIGHTROOM PRESETS ‘ONE CLICK’ EDITS?

Yes and No. The secret to getting the most out of your presets, is to get as much right in camera as possible. Often, when the exposure and white balance are in line, you can one click a preset and be done or will find yourself very close to it.  Other times, more tweaking is required to get the preset to suit the photo. OWP do not adjust the Exposure or White Balance. I always recommend having these two setting correct before exploring which preset to use.  Additionally, you may need to utilize the adjustment brush to make isolated adjustments on your photo. After a while, you will establish some go-to presets. Pair those with batch editing and you will find yourself much happier during editing.

WHAT ARE POSTS AND TONES?

The posts and tones are finishing presets that you can use after you have applied the preset. You will see different effects from the different posts, some subtle and some a bit more dramatic. They are meant to give you a little more control over your preset, so you can lighten or darken, define, increase shadows, clarify, etc. The most important thing to remember about the posts is that they need to be applied after the actual preset. The tones work in the same manner, you will apply those after the presets. You can also use the posts and tones alone to give an image a little boost and you can use more than one— just keep clicking until you get the ‘look’ you love.

DO YOU OFFER REFUNDS ON YOUR PRODUCTS?

One Willow Presets have been carefully designed and tested and I believe you will be quite pleased with them. However, please be aware that due to the digital nature of these products no refunds will be given. I will always be happy to work with you on any problem you may experience. From time to time, a program update or new version will be released by Adobe and it will change the settings in the develop module.  As a designer this is out of my control.  Preset upgrades are not guaranteed when this occurs and all sales are considered final after download.  Once a file has been downloaded no exchanges or refunds will be given. It is highly recommended that you create a back up copy of your presets.

COPYRIGHT NOTICE

By purchasing One Willow Presets you agree not to sell, share, redistribute or recreate them as your own.

ZIP FILES

Once purchased, Your New One Willow Preset Collection will download to you compressed in a zip file. Please have working knowledge of how your computer handles and unzips downloaded zip files before purchasing.  If you experience trouble with unzipping a downloaded file please refer to your desired search engine to look for ‘unzipping files’ tutorials per your specific computer type and operating system.

HOW DO I INSTALL THE PRESETS IN LIGHTROOM?

To watch a video tutorial for installing One Willow Presets please click HERE.  Written instructions are posted below and included in your download.

Instructions for Mac:

  1. Download the .lrtemplate files in the designated folder on your computer. Your presets will arrive compressed into a zip file so you will need to unzip them.  The presets will not install as a zip file.
  2. Once your file is unzipped.  Place the presets into the folder of your choice (I have a folder specifically for presets created). This is also a good time create a back-up copy your presets and place them away for safe keeping.
  3. Open Lightroom, press the tab for the Develop Module.
  4. On your Lightroom Tool Bar (located at the very top) click Lightroom. A drop down menu will appear > click ‘Preferences’.
  5. You should now see your Preference panel. Click on the preset tab and locate the ‘Show Lightroom Presets Folder’ and click.
  6. Next your Adobe Folders Panel will appear. Follow this path: Double click on the Lightroom Folder > Double Click on the Develop Presets Folder. You should now be looking at all of your current presets folders that are already installed in Lightroom.
  7. Open Finder and navigate to the folder you placed your presets in. Copy the preset folder (Command C). Then navigate back to the Develop Presets Folder (should already by open) and Paste your preset folder here. Note: If you are installing any of the combination folders i.e; The Triple Collection, you will need to copy/paste each individual collection folder individually to keep your presets organized by collection).
  8. Your presets should now be loaded and seen in your preset drop down panel (left side of the Develop Module screen). If you do not see them automatically, try restarting Lightroom.


Instructions f
or PC:

  1. Download the .lrtemplate files in the designated folder on your computer. Your presets will arrive compressed into a zip file so you will need to unzip them. The presets will not install as a zip file. Note: The presets are created on a MAC so once you unzip you may see an extra folder titled MAC_OSX. This folder is empty, please ignore. Also if you encounter an encryption error when the zip file is unpacking, click yes to save.
  2. Once your file is unzipped. Place the presets into the folder of your choice (I have a folder specifically for presets created). This is also a good time create a back-up copy your presets and place them away for safe keeping.
  3. Open Lightroom, press the tab for the Develop Module.
  4. On your Lightroom Tool Bar (located at the very top) click ‘Edit’. A drop down menu will appear > click ‘Preferences’.
  5. You should now see your Preference panel. Click the preset tab and locate the ‘Show Lightroom Presets Folder’ and click.
  6. Next your Adobe Folders Panel will appear. Follow this path: Double click on the Lightroom Folder > Double Click on the Develop Presets Folder. You should now be looking at all of your current presets folders that are already installed in Lightroom.
  7. Open the folder you placed your presets in. Copy the preset folder. Then navigate back to the Develop Presets Folder (should already by open) and Paste your preset folder here. You can also click and drag into the develop preset folder. Note: If you are installing any of the combination preset folders i.e; The Triple Collection, you will need to copy/paste each individual collection folder individually to keep your presets organized by collection).
  8. Your presets should now be loaded and seen in your preset drop down panel (left side of the Develop Module screen). If you do not see them automatically, try restarting Lightroom.

Additional Lightroom Instructions:
For Mac:
Download the .lrtemplate files in the designated folder on your computer (you will need to unzip the folder before you can install the presets).  Open Lightroom, press the develop tab. On the left hand side of your preview screen- click on your preset tab/arrow. This will drop down the preset user area.  Control-click in the user preset area (or named preset folder if you have one set up; for example One Willow Presets), then choose import. Locate the .lrtemplate file (presets) in the folder you saved them in.  From here there are two ways you can load the preset; either double click it and it will automatically load or select the preset(s) and press import. Both ways the file should automatically insert into your preset list.
For PC:
Download the .lrtemplate files in the designated folder (you will need to unzip it before you can install the presets).  On a PC you may encounter an ‘encryption’ prompt, say yes to save.  On the left hand side of your preview screen- click on your preset tab/arrow. This will drop down the preset user area   Right Click in the user preset area (or named preset folder if you have one set up; for example One Willow Presets), then choose import. Locate the .lrtemplate file (presets) in the folder you saved them in.  Select the preset(s) and press import. The preset(s) should automatically insert into your preset list.

HOW DO I INSTALL ONE WILLOW LIGHTROOM BRUSHES?

To watch a video tutorial for installing One Willow Brushes please click HERE.  Written instructions are posted below and included in your download.

Instructions for Mac:

1. Download the .lrtemplate files in the designated folder on your computer.  Your presets will arrive compressed into a zip file so you will need to unzip them.  The presets will not install as a zip file.

2. Once your file is unzipped.  Place the presets into the folder of your choice (I have a folder specifically for presets created). This is also a good time create a back-up copy your presets and place them away for safe keeping.

3. Open Lightroom, press the tab for the Develop Module.

4. On your Lightroom Tool Bar (located at the very top) click Lightroom.  A drop down menu will appear- click ‘Preferences’.

5. You should now see your Preference panel. Click on the preset tab and locate the ‘Show Lightroom Presets Folder’ and click.

6. Next your Adobe Folders Panel will appear.  Follow this path- double click on the Lightroom Folder- Double Click on the Local Adjustment Presets Folder.  You should now be looking at the current brush presets that are already installed in Lightroom.

7. Open Finder and navigate to the folder you placed your presets in.  Select your brush preset files (individually or select all), copy the brush preset file(s) (Command C). Then navigate back to the Local Adjustment PresetsFolder (should already be open) and Paste your brush preset files here.

8. Your brush presets should now be loaded and seen in your local adjustments drop- down menu. If you do not see them automatically, try restarting Lightroom.

Instructions for PC:

1. Download the .lrtemplate files in the designated folder on your computer.  Your presets will arrive compressed into a zip file so you will need to unzip them.  The presets will not install as a zip file.  note: The presets are created on a MAC so    once you unzip you may see an extra folder titled MAC_OSX. This folder is empty, please ignore.  Also if you encounter an encryption error when the zip file is unpacking, click yes to save.

2. Once your file is unzipped.  Place the presets into the folder of your choice (I have a folder specifically for presets created). This is also a good time create a back-up copy your presets and place them away for safe keeping.

3. Open Lightroom, press the tab for the Develop Module.

4. On your Lightroom Tool Bar (located at the very top) click ‘Edit’.  A drop down menu will appear- click ‘Preferences’.

5. You should now see your Preference panel. Click the preset tab and locate the ‘Show Lightroom Presets Folder’ and click.

6. Next your Adobe Folders Panel will appear.  Follow this path- double click on the Lightroom Folder- Double Click on the Local Adjustments Presets Folder.  You should now be looking at all of the brush presets that are installed in Lightroom.

7. Open the folder you placed your presets in.  Select and copy the brush preset files (individually or select all). Then navigate back to the Local Adjustment Presets Folder (should already by open) and Paste your brush preset files here.  You can also click and drag into the develop preset folder.

8. Your brush presets should now be loaded and seen in your local adjustment drop down menu. If you do not see them automatically, try restarting Lightroom.

 

*NOTE:* If you do not currently own Adobe Lightroom, but would like to give it a try,
there is a 30 day free trial available on the Adobe website!