Elixir — New Color and B&W Street Presets

Street presets Elixir -- making that street photography look easy.
Street presets Elixir — making that street photography look easy.
Elixir — synonym for extract, potion, panacea or cure-all — is the name of the latest street presets from the makers of photography magazine Inspired Eye. Their by now fifth presets pack for Lightroom 4/5 comes as a color and a black-and-white version putting the look of street photography at your fingertips.

Create stunning images in one click. You can either spend hours in front of your computer trying to achieve that look you’re after — or simply trust Street Presets.

The newest pack contains both conservative and more experimental colors to play with. You get 24 color and 29 black-and-white presets.

A few of the color presets explore the grittiness of the image while some others give a softer rendering for choice.

The black-and-white versions are a bit of a departure from the previous presets they’ve done, striking the balance between gritty and a more cleaner look, with each preset sepia variations with warmer tones.

For mor information on how to use the presets and customization read the Elixir Color PDF.

Each pack is $24.95 (Mac and PC), available for download at Street Presets store.

Elixir B&W Streets Presets Pack
Elixir B&W Streets Presets Pack
Elixir Color Streets Presets Pack
Elixir Color Streets Presets Pack

  • alter ego

    Come on. Those “street plug-ins” personify what is wrong with photography today. Use a magic potion to make your crappy image look like a Victorian New Orleans whorehouse and it will instantly become a wondrous “street photograph,” and the photographer will become the new Hellen Levitt? I don’t think so. Street photography has nothing to do with weird colors, pasted on “grittiness” or any other ridiculous trickery; it is everything about seeing life in the street, and capturing REALITY.

  • To each his or her own, but every digital imaging sensor “renders” an image already. Each and every image is an interpretation.

    Instagram? Art filters? Different analog negative and positive films?

    Whatever we see, it’s filtered already. Not two eyes ever see the same thing.

    I can live with added grittiness and trickery. It can trigger a different emotional response without being “less realistic.”

  • alter ego

    Because… No sensor, and no photographer not on drugs, sees the world as those plugins do. Again, “street photography” is about documenting all aspects of the real, public world – painted on “grit” or otherworldly color does not create “street photography.”

    I myself use a Tri-X emulation and also a Kodak negative color film. But those just give me film-like images, with grain rather than noise, not weird Halloween costumes for digital images.;-)