GXR PRESETS // PACK ONE

Lightroom presets built to consistently handle light and color as it changes throughout the day // GXR Presets are a light-based preset pack featuring presets that adjust to handle different lighting situations while remaining consistent with the pack's color, skin tones, and contrast tendencies. No more fiddling with sliders to accommodate for tricky lighting or color situations, GXR Presets has you covered:

+ 6 Light Based Color Presets (including a main preset and variations for soft light, harsh light, direct full sun, blue hour, and dark)

+ 3 Black & White Presets 

+ Tool Kit: 21 one-click color and crunch adjustments

+ Brush Kit: 15 of our favorite brushes

+ End Kit: overall grain, sharpening, and noise reduction adjustments

+ GXR Finish Preset*

+ a Preset Manual detailing our editing process, workflow tips, preset descriptions, faqs, and installation instructions

+ BONUS // GXR Quick Mobile Presets (installation via Lightroom CC)

*Finish Preset for Alien Skin Exposure Software*

GXR 01 // Main: Warm subtle colors with rich skin tones, clean muted whites, earthy deep blacks, with retained contrast and crunch. This is the go-to preset that all the other presets are based upon. Because it handles most lighting situations really, really well, we bulk apply GXR 01 at the beginning of the editing process. Most of the time, all you’ll need is this preset with some exposure and white balance adjustments.

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best Lightroom presets for wedding photographers

GXR 02 // Variation Soft: This preset is a softer version of the GXR 01 preset. We tend to use it on higher contrast images, like for photos with directional window light, soft overhead light, and direct flash dance parties.

GXR 03 // Variation Harsh Light: This preset is useful in high contrast situations where shadows are too dark and highlights are too bright – especially when this light crosses over the subject. This preset crushes highlights and boosts shadows while maintaining contrast.

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GXR 04 // Variation Direct Sunlight: This preset is useful in full sun situations where the subject is in a sun-facing position. It’s especially great for use on sun-drenched natural landscapes as it helps to retain midtones and highlights while muting down colors that become exaggerated by sunlight.

GXR 05 // Variation Blue Hour: For those post-sunset situations where cool blues dominate the frame and skin tones become drawn and pale, this preset tames the blues, increases warmth, and boosts shadows. This preset kicks booty during blue hour and in monotone situations as it helps bring back skin tones.

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GXR 06 // Variation Dark: Useful on photos that are really dark or underexposed to begin with, this preset helps to recover the image and pull it to a manageable exposure with fewer clicks in the exposure panel.

GXR Black & White Presets are crunch based presets, starting from least contrasty to most contrasty (3 total).

GXR Tool Kit: The tool kit contains 21 quick fix tools that we couldn’t live without. These tools notably manage color and crunch, and can be applied to any GXR Preset. The tool kit includes subtle HSL adjustments for reducing harsh sun colors, reducing tungsten tones, boosting skin tones, and boosting colors, in addition to our most utilized tools, the crunch series, which easily combats flare.

GXR Finish Preset for Alien Skin Exposure (ASE): This one-click preset takes advantage of Exposure’s superior grain while overlaying an extra kick of goodness that can be applied over both color and black & white images. The GXR Finish Preset for ASE is intended to complement and complete images edited with GXR Presets. However, images can be finished in Lightroom (without ASE) and still look great (sharpen and grain adjustments for Lightroom are included in the GXR Presets End Kit just in case).

GXR QUICK MOBILE PRESETS

For those phone-shot photos that live on lifeless in your device, these mobile presets help get those photos lookin' pretty - quickly - and ready to slide seamlessly into your gram's feed. For both the amateur and the seasoned pro, all you need is the free Lightroom Mobile app to get started.

+ 5 color presets

+ 1 black & white preset 

USER REVIEWS

Gina & Ryan have created pure magic! Something has always been missing in my own presets as well as the other popular ones I've tried to tweak. This set gives you the stunningly unique tones that Gina & Ryan have perfected over the years in a single click and are still easy to tweak and make your own. They give your entire gallery consistency and work in literally every lighting situation. Thanks to these two brilliant artists for sharing their talent with the community! - Jes Workman

I’ve used countless of other photographer's presets and by far GXR Presets are the best. What I love about them is they are easy to use in pretty much any lighting situation and easy to tweak to fit my own style. Other presets only look good in one lighting situation. I also frequently use the Tool Kit which has quick fixes for issues such as lens correction and boosting shadows or certain colors. I’m so glad I found these presets, love love love them! - Diana Lake

GXR Presets are exactly what I was looking for! They are super easy to use and look great on any photo, in any lighting. They come with so many options to make sure you get every photo how you want it to look. All of my photos look so consistent now. I made a couple of changes with the colour balance which was just personal preference. I’ve been using them for about a year and I’m still so happy. - Gina Brandt Photography

These presets are the freaking BEST and I absolutely 1000% swear by them... They changed the game for me and were everything I had ever wanted my style to look like but had never been able to fully articulate. The tones are freaking perfect and they’re so easy to use. So many times all I need is one click and the image is stunning. I can’t imagine using anything else! - Meg Cooper

I've used GXR Presets for over a year now and I just love how easy they are to work with, and how they retain all the colors while still giving off a beautiful golden moody look. I also personally love how they handle greens without desaturating them too much to where they are non-existent. And the golden tones are juuust perfect! - Michelle Chartrand

Gina & Ryan’s presets are an absolute dream and we’d highly recommend them! They not only allow our photos to be consistent from the ceremony to the reception, but they allow them to breathe and feel timeless. The 6 color presets help us correct inconsistencies of light and toning throughout... and the 3 black & white presets make the photos POP! - Larocque Weddings

FAQS

 

Are these presets for me?

These presets are for photographers who - like ourselves - utilize (or find themselves in) challenging lighting situations and are looking to find speed and consistency to their edits. We honestly believe that our Lightroom presets - more like editing system - will help give you the jumpstart you need to speed up your workflow while helping you achieve consistent imagery in inconsistent light - all without the headache. No more fiddling with sliders to accommodate for tricky lighting or color situations; GXR Presets has you covered. 

Are these presets a one-click fix?

GXR Presets are not designed to be one-click fix presets, although in many situations they can be! As a pack of presets and tools, they’re designed to make it easy to find a cohesive look regardless of challenging lighting situations or the changing colors of the day. Of course, white balance and exposure adjustments are common with any type of preset or editing process.

How do you describe the look of these presets?

GXR Presets // Pack One features warm subtle colors with rich skin tones, clean muted whites, earthy deep blacks, with retained contrast and crunch.

How do you guys work it?

We tend to shoot slightly underexposed (we expose for highlights, so we usually have to bring up exposure a bit in post). We pay close attention to in-camera white balance, but LR's white balances work as a good starting point if not. When editing, we make sure we have even light hitting our screens to ensure consistencies for printing (we use a light meter to measure room light too). Please understand that presets aren't the secret to a good photo (and they probably won't fix a poorly shot image either).

What software do I need to use GXR PRESETS // PACK ONE?

GXR Presets are fully supported by Adobe Lightroom 6 and Lightroom Classic CC, as well as Lightroom CC Mobile (minus the adjustment brush kit). The GXR Finish Preset is supported by Alien Skin Exposure Software but the program is not necessary to use GXR presets.

Do I need Alien Skin Exposure (ASE) to finish photos with GXR Presets?

The GXR Finish Preset (applied in Alien Skin Exposure) is intended to complement GXR images that were previously edited in Lightroom; the preset notably adds superior grain and a slight punch. However, the look of images using GXR Presets is 99% attributed to the magic done in Lightroom, so if you don't want to bother with the ASE software, your photos will still look great! Check out the last sample photo above to compare a photo finished in LR and ASE for proof of greatness. Interested in purchasing ASE? A coupon code for ASE will be provided in your order confirmation. :)

What files and cameras work with GXR PRESETS?

GXR Presets // Pack One are designed for raw sourced files from any camera (pro cameras will result in better color response). The presets can also be used on jpg files, but will likely not produce the same results as when applied to raws. The GXR Finish Preset is designed for jpg files.

Tell me about the GXR Quick Mobile Presets!

These 6 presets are based off of our popular GXR Presets // Pack One, which aim to consistently handle light and color as it changes throughout the day. The GXR Quick Mobile Presets are built for those phone-shot photos that live on lifeless in your device. These mobile presets help get those photos lookin' pretty - quickly - and ready to slide seamlessly into your gram's feed. For both the amateur and the seasoned pro, all you need is the free Lightroom Mobile app and the free iZip app to download and install the files straight to your phone.

How do I download the presets?

You can download directly from the Purchase Confirmation page or from the Order Confirmation email. The download limit is 1 per order, and the download link expires in 72 hours; installation instructions are included with download.

Where can I see more examples?

Two places. We have a GXR Preset Support Group on Facebook, and/or you can follow the @gxrpresets account on Instagram for before and after samples, editing tips, and more info. Also, we’d love to see and share your incredible work! Please tag us in your photos and use #gxrpresets to get our attention. :)

Can I get a refund?

Unfortunately not as we can’t prove that this preset pack didn’t get installed or used with your download. If for some reason you were unable to download with purchase, please send an email to gina@ginaandryan.com with the order details and we'll help figure it out.

I updated to Lightroom 7.3 (or current) and the Black & White Presets disappeared, help!

If you recently updated to LR 7.3 or current, you'll likely need to reinstall the presets (the black and white presets use Adobe's new color profiles, so they can't be automatically converted with the update). Find your GXR Preset Download Pack, open the Preset Manual and follow the installation instructions for the updated version of Lightrooom. If you happen to be editing jpegs (not raws), LR won't be able to use the new BW profile on jpegs and the presets will dissapear in the develop module when selected on a jpeg photo.

Questions?

Shoot an email over to gina@ginaandryan.com and join our Facebook Support Group.

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