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Sandman Cinematic Presets

20 cinematic photography presets for Lightroom and Photoshop. Editorial quality!

20 cinematic photography presets for Lightroom and Photoshop. Editorial quality!


Sandman features 20 cinematic photo presets for Lightroom and Photoshop (ACR). Designed for portrait & travel images, Sandman moody color effects are also good for any kind of creative photography.

Whether you are a pro or an amateur, Sandman presets will speed-up your post-processing and help you get awesome results with a single click.

- Beautiful film-inspired toning
- Moody and expressive
- Pre-made preset variations to match different lighting conditions.

- 20 presets for Adobe Lightroom
- 20 presets for Adobe Photoshop (.XMP, via Camera Raw module)
- 20 presents for mobile (.DNG)

- Sandman 01 - Storm
- Sandman 01 - Storm -bright
- Sandman 01 - Storm -dark
- Sandman 02 - Lull
- Sandman 02 - Lull -bright
- Sandman 02 - Lull -dark
- Sandman 03 - Cove
- Sandman 03 - Cove -bright
- Sandman 03 - Cove -dark
- Sandman 04 - Dismal
- Sandman 04 - Dismal -bright
- Sandman 04 - Dismal -dark
- Sandman 05 - Ardor
- Sandman 05 - Ardor -bright
- Sandman 05 - Ardor -dark
- Sandman 06 - Beacon
- Sandman 05 - Beacon -bright
- Sandman 05 - Beacon -dark
- Sandman 06 - Aster
- Sandman 05 - Beacon -dark
- Tweak - Low Grain
- Tweak - No Grain

- Natural light portraits
- Landscapes
- Travel and lifestyle photography



- Run your Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop app.
- You will find the ZIP archive (presetrain_sandman.zip) in your local ”Downloads” folder on ”C” drive after receiving the add-on. Unzip this archive to any folder.

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Installation for Lightroom:

1. Download, locate and unpack the ZIP.
2. Open Lightroom and go to Lightroom -> Preferences -> Presets (on Mac) or Edit -> Preferences -> Presets (on Windows).
3. Click on the box: ”Show Lightroom Presets Folder” (on Mac) or go to the Presets tab and click ”Show Lightroom Presets Folder” (on Windows).
4. In the opened window open ”Lightroom” folder and then ”Develop Presets” folder.
5. Copy the preset to Develop Presets folder.
6. Restart Lightroom. Your preset will show in the left panel when in Develop mode. Done!

Installation for Photoshop with Adobe Camera Raw:

1. Download, locate and unpack the ZIP.
2. Place the preset file (.xmp) in the following location:
(user)/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Camera Raw/Settings
* Depending on your MacOS version, the Library menu may be hidden. To show it, hold the Option key while selecting the ”Go” menu in the Finder.
(user)\Application Data\Adobe\Camera Raw\Settings
C:\Users\(user)\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Camera Raw\Settings
3. Make sure you only copy the preset files (.xmp) into the ”settings” folder specified above (folders are not supported in Camera Raw).

How to use ACR preset:

1. With RAW files, Camera Raw will launch automatically.
2. With JPEGs, one of the ways to open them in Camera Raw is to launch Photoshop, choose Open As..., select Camera Raw from the file types list and then select the file(s) you want to open.
3. Then the usual Camera Raw dialogue will appear in Photoshop. The Presets tab is a next-to-last tab on the right panel.
4. If you've already copied the preset to the Settings folder (see installation), all of them will appear there.
5. If you haven't, just hit the small menu icon (3 lines) in the top right corner of the panel and select ”Load Settings”. Then browse for the preset to open it from disk. This will load and apply the selected preset.

Installation and usage for Mobile:

In the perfect usage scenario, you need an active Adobe Lightroom CC (or Studio) subscription.
This will enable you to import and sync your preset with Desktop and Mobile automatically (this feature is available starting summer 2018 versions and newer). After the sync, your preset will work just as in desktop version of Lightroom! If you are a free user of Lightroom CC for mobile, please use this method:
1. Download .dng preset from your computer to your phone.
2. Open the .dng file of the preset in your Lightroom CC app and tap ”Copy
settings”, then open the photo you are working with and hit ”Paste settings” to
apply the preset.

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