[I’m certainly glad I never said “9 consecutive Days of NAPP” because that obviously didn’t happen. My fourteen-year-old son had an accident that turned into knee surgery and a 24-hour hospital stay this weekend, so life has turned a little upside down around here. Just hang with me and we’ll finish all 9 days and give out those prizes!]

matt-kloskowskiWelcome to day 3 of “9 Days of NAPP”! Today I’m featuring one of my favorite Photoshop Guys, Matt Kloskowski. Matt writes the Lightroom Killer Tips blog, the place where I download my favorite Lightroom presets. Matt won’t remember me, but I’m pretty sure he thought Antique Mommy and I were stalking him and Scott Kelby at Photoshop World last September (probably because we were).

Matt is sort of a Lightroom detective: when he sees a neat photo effect somewhere, he plays around in Lightroom until he can reproduce it. Then he creates a preset and offers it for free on his site, including before and after photos. I watched his “On Image Controls” video at Peachpit last week and have used that technique multiple times since then.

If you’ve spent any time visiting my blog, you may not have realized that Matt Kloskowski is an unsung hero here. Some of my favorite photos pay homage to his genius:

Aged Texture:

Classic Split Tone (B&W):

Polo/Ralph Lauren Style:

Four in one photo here (in this order): Surreal Edgy Effect (level 4), Soft Focus (level 1), Artistic Tints (orange), Edge Darkening (level 1):
Little League

There were 25 steps in the processing of this photo, including six of Matt’s presets:
iHeartFaces – Crop

Nostalgic Effect:
Sandy Feet

Red Max Payne Effect:
Rock Band

As you can see, I am a huge fan of Matt’s and completely addicted to his presets. If you’re a Lightroom user, the Lightroom Killer Tips blog is a must-read.

Matt is now on Twitter – click the pic to follow him!

(Image created by Design by Firgs; see original here)

Related posts:
9 Days of NAPP Day 1: My NAPP Story
9 Days of NAPP Day 2: NAPP on Twitter
9 Days of NAPP Day 4: KelbyTraining LIVE
9 Days of NAPP Day 5: NAPP Members’ Website
9 Days of NAPP Day 6: Corey Barker and Planet Photoshop
9 Days of NAPP Day 7: Scott Kelby
9 Days of NAPP Day 8: Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photo Walk
9 Days of NAPP Day 9: LIVE from Photoshop World!
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