Free Lightroom Presets | DPC’s Steel-Series

Download DPC's Steel-Series Lightroom Presets absolutely for free

Who doesn’t love free stuff? This week, we are giving away free Lightroom Presets | the DPC Steel-Series

The Steel-Series has been designed as part of a complete collection of presets we give to our Lightroom Workshop Students. The Steel-Series has a vintage look and feel and works great for Urban, Industrial, and Steampunk themes. It consists of a total of 16 colour and mono presets in matte and clear looks. 

What are develop presets?

The main purpose of Lightroom is to speed up your photography workflow so that you spend less time behind the computer, and more time doing what matters, taking great photos! By using presets you can quickly and effectively add a whole variety of effects to your photos in seconds.

A develop preset, is a very nifty function of Lightroom’s Develop Module. It allows you to save the edits you made to a photo, which can then be re-applied to any other photo with the click of a button. This is particularly useful to create consistency in a body of work; for instance, when creating an editorial where you want your photos to have the same look-and-feel. While no single preset will work for every photo, you can update a current preset; or after tweaking it, save it as a new one. 

The following are sample images of a steampunk-themed portrait shoot, of the beautiful Minnette Bester, which was taken during one of DPC’s Portrait Boot Camps. I think you will agree that the STEEL-SERIES work really well for the steampunk theme!

All you have to do is Scroll to the bottom of this page, then Download and Install the STEEL-SERIES presets into Lightroom. Apply the preset to a suitable image, set a proper exposure and if needed, fine-tune with applying your favourite filters and brushes. Voila!

original steampunk portrait of minnette bester

BEFORE

blue steel colour matte vintage lightroom preset

COLOUR MATTE | BLUE-STEEL

rusty steel colour matte vintage lightroom preset

COLOUR MATTE | RUSTY-STEEL

diesel colour matte vintage lightroom preset

COLOUR MATTE | DIESEL

split tone colour matte vintage lightroom preset

COLOUR MATTE | SPLIT-TONE

blue steel vintage colour lightroom preset

COLOUR | BLUE-STEEL

rusty steel vintage colour lightroom preset

COLOUR | RUSTY-STEEL

diesel vintage colour lightroom preset

COLOUR | DIESEL

split-tone vintage colour lightroom preset

COLOUR | SPLIT-TONE

blue-steel mono vintage lightroom preset

MONO | BLUE-STEEL

rusty-steel mono vintage lightroom preset

MONO | RUSTY-STEEL

diesel mono vintage lightroom preset

MONO | DIESEL

split-tone mono vintage lightroom preset

MONO | SPLIT-TONE

blue-steel mono-matte vintage lightroom preset

MONO MATTE | BLUE-STEEL

rusty-steel mono-matte vintage lightroom preset

MONO MATTE | RUSTY-STEEL

diesel mono-matte vintage lightroom preset

MONO MATTE | DIESEL

split-tone mono-matte vintage lightroom preset

MONO MATTE | SPLIT-TONE

Download Steel–Series Presets

Don’t know how to install our free Lightroom presets on your computer?

Follow the instructions below…

For Windows:

  1. Download and unzip “DPC STEEL-SERIES” file
     
  2. In Lightroom, click on EDIT and then on PREFERENCES (Ctrl + ,)
     
     
  3. Go to the “PRESETS” tab
     
  4. Click on “Show Lightroom Presets Folder”
     
  5. In the window that opens, double-click on the “Lightroom Develop Presets” folder
     
  6. Copy and paste the contents of the zip file in there
     
  7. Restart Lightroom and you’re good to go!

For MacOS

  1. Download and unzip “DPC STEEL-SERIES” file
     
  2.  In Lightroom, click on the “LIGHTROOM” menu and select “PREFERENCES” (CMD + ,)
     
  3. Go to the “PRESETS” tab
     
  4. Click on “Show Lightroom Presets Folder”
     
  5. In the window that opens, double-click on the “Lightroom Develop Presets” folder
     
  6. Copy and paste the contents of the zip file in there
     
  7. Restart Lightroom and you’re good to go! 

Interested in learning Lightroom?

Check out our 2–Day Lightroom Workshop. We cover  Lightroom from top to bottom – including all the most important aspects of Digital Workflow and Photo Management; from Importing, Sorting, Managing your photos, Retouching, to Exporting your images.

About the Author:

Shawn Marran

I am Danie Bester’s Personal Assistant and Geek. I live in Centurion and joined the DPC Team as a Web Administrator. I manage the DPC site as well as our Student Network Photo Critic. Current long term goals involve being trained in web design. I frequently get compared to an Owl because of my love for the night. I enjoy Night-time photography as well as urban landscape, architectural and abstract photography.

5 Comments

  1. M de Jager 2017/07/25 at 13:50

    Dankie Danie. Jou dogter (Minette) is beautiful. Ek kan sien sy het baie trekke na haar ma.
    Jou seun ook nou die dag gesien. Julle is ‘n baie aantreklike familie. ALMAL is pragtig.

    Weer eens dankie vir die “Presets”

    Blessings

  2. Susan Pretorius 2017/01/28 at 15:57

    Baie dankie Danie.

  3. mulepest 2017/01/27 at 01:08

    Thanks , much appreciated fam.

  4. Natasha 2017/01/23 at 21:48

    Thank you 🙂

  5. Salomie Klingbiel 2017/01/23 at 08:31

    Thanks Danie and the DPC team, you guys are the best!

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