How to EDIT like BLVCK PARIS + FREE Black Preset Download! | Adobe Lightroom Tutorial

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Learn how to EDIT like BLVCK PARIS in this free black lightroom preset tutorial. If you’ve been wondering how to edit with a clean urban style & add a black filter to your photos inside Adobe Lightroom or Camera Raw, this simple tutorial will show you how!

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hey guys ryan here at signature edits and inside of this lightroom tutorial i’m going to show you how to create your very own black lightroom presets from scratch so if you are in the mood to learn how to create these awesome stay tuned let’s hit that intro

all right guys so i’m going to show you how to create these presets from scratch well one of these at least get this rough look now i should note that if you want to grab one of these for free you can go ahead and grab it in the description link below the cool thing about these pre-made presets from the black preset pack is that they have custom profiles so unlike the preset we’re going to make today these ones have a custom preset profile that i’ve made and you can see we’ve got an amount slider and that really is a awesome way to edit your photos because then all of these other tools down here the tone curve the grading the everything else remains zeroed out so you can on a per image basis adjust all these little things so if you’re interested in that and you just want to save some time and get some awesome presets that have been tested across hundreds of images these will definitely do the best but if you just want to know how to get that black look let’s dive in together so let’s head back over here i should also say if you want to grab this image to edit along with me go ahead and find it in the description again below you can go ahead grab it and we’ll edit together all right that was a very long intro but we’re we’re starting now it’s going to be good i’m going to start by just making some basic adjustments to this image i’m going to grab the contrast bring it down a little bit highlights down a little bit shadows up white’s down there’s no like secret recipe here i’m just kind of getting it to a basic here’s before and here’s after so i’m kind of making it a little more moody because that’s just going to support the look we’re going for overall you can see here’s where we’re headed so we’ve made it a little bit darker a little bit moodier perfect now we’re going to take our clarity and just raise that a little bit that’s going to give it that sort of edgy clean pop another kind of interesting thing you can play around with sometimes is if you take the clarity down and the dehaze up sometimes that’ll give you a really interesting look as well you can see how it’s kind of got this sort of soft but also not out of focus vibe going on i don’t know whichever you prefer set it either dehaze up clarity down or clarity up okay we can add a little bit of texture maybe if you kind of like that look just a bit now we’re going to take our vibrance down and our saturation down now the saturation is the one that i really want to take a far away down not all the way to black and white but somewhere around there maybe and vibrance doesn’t have to go quite that far now what’s the difference between vibrance and saturation ryan i’m glad you asked good sir or madam vibrance will lower the colors that are not skin tones and adjust those other colors the blues the greens and the yellows more than it will the oranges and the reds where saturation adjust them all equally if that didn’t make sense watch my full video on this topic because it’s going to make a lot more sense for you and just be helpful to know when you need to use one and when to use the other but in general if you want to preserve skin tones adjust the vibrance if you want to adjust the skin tones and every other color adjust the saturation okay so saturation is down vibrance will maybe leave it around there is i don’t know and then tone curve we’re just going to add some contrast to this image just like that so what i’ve done is i’ve made two points one in the highlights one near the shadows and i’ve just brought the highlights and the shadows down and the whites and the blacks are kind of where they were before used before and here’s after so we’ve just added some contrast and darkened things down a bit that’s all nothing super fancy and if you want to know how to use this tone curve better make sure to watch my tone curve video because then i go very in depth about how all of that works or you can just copy those little points and be done now the main part of the magic of this preset is going to be in the hsl panel we’re going to take the saturation for everything other than skin tones and we’re pretty much going to just say goodbye okay perfect now the saturation for the oranges and the reds we can take up a bit that’s going to be our skin tones yellows we can take that down as well and then luminance we’re going to take the skin tones which is going to be found in the reds and the oranges and a little bit in the yellows like that and we can take these other colors down something like that okay we’re looking a little dark you can see we’ve got that kind of black and white look going on but it’s not black and white still got some pops of color where the oranges and the reds we’ve raised the saturation and the luminance so here’s before and here’s after you can see how it really just isolates the color has a really awesome clean grungy i don’t know it’s a very modern cutting look i like a lot now if you want to you can mess around in your color grading a bit we could maybe add a little bit of some funky fresh to the sky maybe a little bit of blue in our mid tones or our shadows and our highlights or maybe if you want to you can i don’t really care i’m just showing you some options so i don’t want to add too much if you’re wondering how to use this color creation panel you can definitely check out my tutorial on that or my tutorial on split toning if your area says split toning instead of color grading it’s because you’re using an older version of lightroom so don’t freak out it’s more or less the same tool just the color grading has a midtones slider added okay so here’s before here’s after you can see we can take this preset put it onto some different photos of course make sure you don’t copy the cropping so i’m just hitting command c that’ll bring up this panel hit copy and then command v on a mac i believe on a pc you’d go control c and control p and you can see we’re looking pretty good maybe bring our whites up a little bit so we just have a bit more pop but it depends do you want to have more of like a moody sullen vibe or do you want it to really just pop and have that desaturated look depends what you’re going for and you can even make a few variations so this could be our black and white pop once you’ve got it the way you like let’s just make a new preset it’s going to go up here voila create preset we’re going to call it ryan’s black pop preset sure and we’re going to select everything here except for white balance and maybe exposure i don’t know something like that okay now we can adjust this we can take our dehaze down maybe or let’s do the opposite let’s take our clarity down dehaze up we’re going to make this kind of a filmy one like that and then contrast down a little bit tone curve i’m going to grab this point here and just pull it up it’s going to kind of give us that faded look i’m going to do the same thing in the whites what kind of what i did there i made an extra point just by clicking make sure you’ve got the point tone curvy tool selected in the main section we’re going to click once and then double click on this high point that’s going to remove it and now you can see we’ve just got this straight line going across here that’s clipping all of the whites and bringing them down to a gray something like that so here’s before here’s after we’ve just added a kind of filmic moody what have you vibe so i’m going to create a new preset we’ll call this ryan’s

black moody-ish that is definitely not a word but we’re gonna roll with it preset okay select which group you wanted to be in and voila you have that preset saved and you can use it on all of your photos and create absolute magic and wonder your insta feed will be alive with splendor okay so hopefully this tutorial was helpful if it was do me a big favor hit the like button and make sure to subscribe for more great tutorials if you have a request for some kind of other edit how to make other presets please let me know in the description in the description let me know in the comments and once again if you want to grab this preset pack or just grab a free sample you can do that in the description link below all right peace see in the next video go create something awesome
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Hopefully this Free BLVCK Lightroom Preset Tutorial & Free Preset Download have been helpful for you! Make sure to grab the free black preset for lightroom and check out the full Black Lightroom Preset Collection.

As you can see, editing urban city photos & giving your photos a black filter is actually not that complicated to do once you know how! A little basic adjusting in the tone curves & main image panel, then head to the HSL. 90% of this look takes place in the HSL panel, by desaturating all the colors except for red and orange. The goal is to leave the oranges and reds intact, so that skin tones still look reasonably natural. You’re also left with a little pop of color in your image, which is what makes the black lightroom preset effect so striking.

Whether you’re a fan of BLVCK Paris Lightroom Presets or you just want to know how to edit better in Lightroom, knowing this technique is quite handy for creating dramatic, dark, moody & minimal photo edits of all kinds.

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