The latest major release of Adobe Camera Raw, Lightroom CC, and Lightroom Classic CC unveiled all new “Profiles” to the world, including six new Adobe Raw profiles, over 40 Creative Profiles, and the ability to create your own Profiles if you want to lock your personal style into a preset.
This video addresses the last of those options, showing you how to use Adobe Camera Raw to create your own custom Creative Profiles for use in ACR, LR CC and LR Classic CC. The tutorial was created by Josh Haftel, who cautions users from the get-go on Adobe’s blog:
Keep in mind that creating a profile is rather complex, includes many steps, and should be considered rather advanced: proceed with caution.
If that doesn’t scare you away, the 23-minute video shows you exactly how the process works: step-by-step. And if you’re feeling even more courageous, you can download this free Software Development Kit (SDK) that contains more information and some sample files as well.
Finally, if the original description of Profiles wasn’t detailed enough for you—or if you really want to get into the nitty gritty of how Adobe designed its new profiles system for both Adobe Raw and Creative Profiles—check out this detailed white paper. The paper explains each of the six Adobe Raw profiles in great detail for those who really want to understand what’s going on behind the scenes.