When I first started using Lightroom, I spent way too much time adjusting curves on photos one by one. Therefore, I decided that it was much smarter to create a general curves preset to streamline my workflow. I realize it’s nothing fancy, but it definitely saves me quite a bit of time.

Please note that the “Faded” preset is a only affects the curve on the RGB channel. The adjustments I make on the other channels vary from photo to photo, so I have other presets to accomplish those (maybe I’ll release some of those in the coming weeks).

Be sure to pay attention to the README file with this preset. Curves presets need to be saved in a different location than most of the other Lightroom presets since they are shared with Adobe Camera RAW, so I’ve included instructions on where to place the preset.