Inside Lightroom 2.0 LRB Portfolio

Point Curve

Point Curve Presets, are radical edits to the Tone Curve. In order to subvert Lightroom’s parametric Tone Curve, you must either edit the Tone Curve in Adobe Camera Raw or edit the Preset by hand.

Click the Lightroom icon to Download the Presets, they are zipped for easy transfer. Previews are shown to see the range of effects, but bear in mind that they are a starting point for your own investigations!

To install these presets, use this guide.

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Kodak 160 Negative

Author: Holger Hill

Description: Convert your color negatives just copied with your digital camera for a Kodak VC 160 film. Previews show before and after.

Before After

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Medium Contrast

Author: Joe Doolittle

Description: Point Curve Medium Contrast

Medium Contrast Medium Contrast

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Strong Contrast

Author: Joe Doolittle

Description: Point Curve Strong Contrast

Strong Contrast Strong Contrast

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Mild M

Author: Joe Doolittle

Description: Point Curve Mild M shaped curve.

Mild M Curve Mild M Curve

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Strong M

Author: Joe Doolittle

Description: Point Curve Strong M shaped curve.

Strong M Curve Strong M Curve

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Colour Polarize

Author: Roy Nuzzo

Description: Point Curve Negative Effects.

Colour Negative Parabola Colour Negative Parabola

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Colour Deep Negative

Author: Roy Nuzzo

Description: Point Curve Negative Effects.

Colour Deep Negative Colour Deep Negative

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Lightroom Adventure Solarize

Author: Mikkel Aaland

Description: As described on the O’Reilly blog a solarize effect created by hand coding the Tone Curve values

Lightroom Adventure Solarize Colour Negative

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Colour Negative

Author: Richard Earney

Description: A point curve translation making 0=100 and 100=0 as discovered by John Beardsworth.

Colour Negative Colour Negative

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