Installation of Presets to Lightroom

*Important* Brushes were included in your download. The Brushes are to be installed into a different folder than the presets and layers.

Step 1: Download the Presets Zip File

Once you placed your order, you were directed to a page with a link to download the product files. Download the zip file and store it somewhere on your computer for back-up. You will be installing the presets in Lightroom, but you should also have the actual preset files somewhere else on your computer as a backup. Files are normally found in the ‘downloads area’ on your hard drive.

Step 2: Unzip the Files

If you have a PC: Right-click on the downloaded folder and then click “extract all”. If you have a MAC: Double-click on the downloaded folder and your computer will automatically extract all.

You will have several folders:
1. “Your Newly Purchased Presets Folders”
2. 5ME Brushes
3. 5ME Layer Sets

Save the extracted files in an easily remembered location on your computer.

Install Presets: phase 1

Step 3: Open the Presets Folder in Lightroom
With Lightroom open, go to:

If you have a PC: Edit > Preferences. If you have a MAC: Lightroom > Preferences.

This will open a new window. Click (1) on the “Presets” tab. In this window, you will see a section under ‘LOCATION’  labeled (2) “store presets with this catalog”.  Make sure this is unchecked.

Click on the (3) “Show Lightroom Presets Folder” button. That will open Adobe folders on your computer.

Click to open the “Lightroom” folder. Then click to open the “develop presets” folder.

Install Presets: Instructions 2

Step 4: Paste the Presets folder and the Layers into Develop Presets
If you have not installed any presets you will only see a folder called “user presets”. If you have installed other presets in the past, you will see them listed here. Copy the presets folder that you downloaded in step 2 and paste them into the “develop presets” folder. Now open the layers folder and copy the 6 folders and paste them into the “develop presets” folder also.

Install Presets: Instructions 3

Step 5: Re-Start Lightroom
Now, close the ‘develop presets’ window. Look down at the bottom left of the Lightroom Preferences window and click on the “Reset Lightroom”. When Lightroom re-opens, your presets will be installed.

Install Presets: phase 4

Step 6: Start Using the Presets
To access your presets, go to the develop module and you will see them in the left hand side. Click on the name of any preset to apply it to your photo. Once you decide on a preset you can then ‘stack’ any of the layers on top to get the perfect look for your photo.