3 Steps to Transfer Your Pretty Presets to a New Computer

Say!  You’ve got some exciting news.  A new computer always feels like a fresh Spring morning—so clean with nothing to clutter it up! But then comes the dilemma, “How do I get all that STUFF that I had on my old computer over to my new one?” I can’t answer for ALL the files on your computer, but I can tell you the best way to transfer over your Pretty Presets to your new computer.  Check out the video or read the blog post below. What You’ll Need: Lightroom Your old and new computers A USB drive —or— An account.. - Continue Reading

Don't have Lightroom? Start today!

Start Lightroom Today! There has never been easier time to start Lightroom than this weekend!  Amazon is offering Lightroom 5 for only $104 (normally $150) and Adobe is offering a $9.99 a month option to try both Lightroom 5 and Photoshop. Want to try Lightroom out before you buy?  Or maybe you've purchased it off of Amazon and are waiting for it in the mail?  You can download this free 30-day trial of Lightroom 5 here.  Once your Lightroom 5 shows up, you'll just have to enter in your activation code and you're set.  Nothing more to do since you've already.. - Continue Reading

Tips and Tricks to Pet Photography

Our pets are part of our family, so naturally we want to take great photographs of them. Pet photography can be a bit tricky at times, but here are a few tips that will ensure you get great shots of your four legged friends: 1. Have an Assistant If possible, enlist a family member or friend to help you. While you may have your camera pointed at your pet, he or she may want to look anywhere but your camera, especially if you are outdoors. Having someone stand behind you to get your pet’s attention while you operate the camera.. - Continue Reading

Most Popular Lightroom Presets + Free Black Friday Sale Template for Photographers

 Below we've included some of our most popular presets and brushes. Plus, we've included a special bonus for you today here. Lightroom 4-5 Presets Lightroom 1-3 Presets Lightroom Brushes and Graduated Filters Lightroom Bundles Lightroom 4-5 Complete Collection Plus, every purchase made today through Friday will be automatically entered to win a Kelly Moore Bag ($250 Value) OR a $250 gift card to Amazon. Your choice!   Congratulations to Katie Hancock!  Katie, please email me at to claim your prize.  Enjoy your choice of either a Kelly Moore Bag or a $250 Gift Card to Amazon.   Top 3 Lightroom.. - Continue Reading

How Should I Price My Photography?

“MOMMMMM!!! I can’t figure my math homework out!” I heard a pencil hit the counter hard, propelled by the force of a frustrated 10 year-old and turned the corner to see a scowling, arms-crossed child at the counter. “What are you stuck on?” I asked. “This.” He pointed to a question on his paper that had nothing but blank space below it. “Well, have you tried to solve it?” “It’s just so hard!” “I bet it is, but it doesn’t look like you’ve even made an attempt.” I knew he wanted me to just tell him the answer, but I.. - Continue Reading

The Ultimate Gift Guide for Photographers

I thought it would be fun to share a few of my favorite gifts with you this year. Some of these gifts I’ve personally given, others I have received and some are on my wish list.  I've also include our list of camera and lens suggestions and freebies from Pretty Presets that you may not have downloaded yet.  Don't forget You can download your Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Photographers here.  It will instantly download to your computer.  There are 15 pages in this download, 10 freebies and over 30 recommendations for photographers. I wanted to share a little secret with you, too... - Continue Reading

Webinar Replay: How to use Lightroom Brushes and Graduated Filters

We had such a great webinar today and wanted to share it with you.  Our Lightroom Instructor, Amanda Padgett, shared how you can use brushes and graduated filters to their full potential in Lightroom.  You can watch the replay of the webinar here. As we mentioned in the webinar, we have great notes to help you. You can click here and the notes will instantly download to your computer.  We think you'll find these helpful as you watch the webinar and use the brushes and graduated filters.  Be sure to watch it through to the end as there were a lot of.. - Continue Reading

Free Webinar: How To Use Lightroom Brushes and Graduated Filters

We have received so many requests for another webinar about creating a clean edit in Lightroom.  So it brings me great pleasure to announce that we will be offering one this Sunday, November 17th from 4-5PM EST. Come learn all about How To Use Lightroom Brushes and Graduated Filters.  We want to see you work more efficiently and save you time while editing. We are here to help you work smarter, not harder. Reserve your spot by clicking on the link below!  Click here if you would like to reserve your spot on Sunday, November 17th from 4PM - 5PM Eastern Standard Time 1... - Continue Reading

12 Free Digital Papers for Thanksgiving and Christmas

12 Free Digital Papers  Thank you for being here!  I am so thankful for the opportunity to work with you each day.  Please enjoy this custom made Pretty Presets Paper Pack for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  These are great for any project!  Use them for cards, mini-session templates, timeline covers, business cards and so much more. Thanks for being the best part of Pretty Presets.  Special thanks to Terry from Sassy Designs for knowing how to put together this beautiful digital paper pack! A few things to know 1. These can be added to templates in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. You can.. - Continue Reading

The EPIC Canon 5D Mark III Giveaway!

It may only be November, but Christmas is coming early to Pretty Presets fans this year! We’ve put together the EPIC 5D Mark III GIVEAWAY: a giveaway SO big we think you’ll be dreaming about it at night! Because we LOVE our fans so much, one SUPER LUCKY person will have an incredible jump-start on their photography career and receive: A Canon 5D Mark III {$3,399 Value} A $1,000 Amazon Gift Card towards the Canon Lens of your choice A Lifetime Membership to Rock the Shot Forum ($175 Value) WEBSITE | FACEBOOK Whether you’re a newbie photographer just starting out, or a  seasoned pro,.. - Continue Reading

Free Webinar: Learning to Love the Library in Lightroom

It has been awhile since our last lightroom webinar and both Amanda and I agreed that we need to do another one.  Would you like to join us?  We'd love to have you.  We'll be offering you two new webinars in the next two weeks. The first webinar will be held November 10th at 7PM EST.  This webinar will be all about organizing and learning to love the library in Lightroom.  This is sure to save you time and money The second one will be held on November 17th at 7PM EST.  We'll release more information about that webinar next.. - Continue Reading

Gift Cards Available for Pretty Presets for Lightroom

Gift Cards Now Available We are so excited to offer you Pretty Preset Gift Cards! Check out the benefits of purchasing a gift card at Pretty Presets. We have them available here for purchase.  Instant Download No Expiration Date You can print from home or send it via email Your choice of $10, $25, $50 or $100 Gift Card Where Do I find them? You can find our gift cards here.  Enjoy and thanks for visiting! Win a $125 Gift Card You can also win a $125 Gift Card to Pretty Presets just by liking us on facebook and sharing.  This.. - Continue Reading