Fine Art Print Lightroom Slideshow Template

Article from Martin Bailey Photography Blog

For many years I’ve used a black background for my Lightroom slideshow, and I still will sometimes, but recently, as I held a freshly printed photograph on Breathing Color’s Optica One fine art paper, I thought, wouldn’t it be cool if I could emulate a matted fine art print in my Lightroom slideshows!?

A few minutes later I had the background colors, image stroke borders and drop shadows set up in a way that looks to me very much like the window cut out of a matte, and the photograph mounted under it. Of course, there’s no frame around the matte, but when I start this slideshow full-screen, the black border around my monitor becomes the frame of the print, which looks quite effective.

Anyway, I figured I’d share the slideshow, in case you want to give this a try. Just DOWNLOAD it, unzip it, and drop it into your Templates folder, and give it a whirl!

Notes:

Of course, if you don’t know me, you might be concerned that this is a virus, so by all means run a virus scan against the file before you open it. I packaged it myself though, and know that it’s clean and it sits on my Libsyn server, so no one can mess with it.

Here are a few screen shots of some of my slides, really just to provide a bit of eye-candy for the blog post, but you can click the first image, then navigate back and forth with your mouse or keyboard arrow keys, to get an idea of what the slideshow looks like.

Enjoy!

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