UPDATE 2/11/23: if you are finding that the presets are darker indoors, I have added some tips in the MEGA folder on turning off or adjusting the ambientlight.fx shader. Hope this helps!
Thank you very much for trying my presets out! This preset pack contains a set of 10 presets with Immerse compatibility with inspiration drawn from The Shroud and Nophica the Matron.
These have been made in Gshade. If you are having any problems with them in Reshade, please let me know and I will do my best to pinpoint the issue.
These work mainly outdoors, indoors (with lighting adjustment) and in the studio at varying times of the day and have been tested on a variety of skintones. Please turn off the ingame DOF and adjust the manual brightness as needed! I am using RTGI for my previews and no post processing, I did adjust the ambient light shader to suit the time of day and location. I heavily encourage adjusting and playing around with the different bloom toggles included and adjusting the unique ADOF depending on the mood for your photo!
Please note they will appear different according to the weather, time and location of your photo. I encourage adjusting and toggling GAUSSIAN and bloom on and off as needed and adjusting them to suit! For my preview photos, I differentiated between cloudy, fair skies and clear skies weather in the morning or midday.
I made these in The Shroud areas but they do work in other areas with lush greenery as well, please do try them wherever you feel like!
These come with unique textures too, please ensure they are installed in the: C:\Program Files (x86)\SquareEnix\FINAL FANTASY XIV – A Realm Reborn\game\gshade-shaders\Textures folder to use.
If using the latest GSHADE, the path is different to prevent loss with the update; gshade custom shaders > shaders. Same with custom textures; gshade custom shaders > textures. this has been added to the guide for new gshade users.
There are also some tips in the folder on using StageDepth shaders and installing immerse.
Presets included, aesthetics and colouring vary from warm to cool with a focus on bringing out green or autumnal hues:
Blessings in Abundance
Shroud of Saints
The Giving Land
All textures drawn by myself.
I have added some keybinds to my presets to easily toggle on and off during gposing!
It is important to note that if you are using the old GSHADE the numbered stagedepth and layer shaders (stagedepth2, layer2 etc) may not work as intended. To fix this, you will need to manually type in the name of the included textures and save it. I have included a screenshot on how to do that.
Please note you must have immerse installed for the updates, original shader toggles have been kept intact as another option! You can find Immerse here: https://github.com/martymcmodding/iMMERSE
There is also a visual and text guide in my master folder and the sub folders on how install and use immerse and Stagedepth.
If there is something amiss or you have a question, do not hesitate to reach out and I’ll do my best to help
If you are that way inclined to use hashtags when posting pictures, #Elvashade or #Elvashaders will suffice! It brings me joy seeing people enjoy what I make!
I am lax about this stuff. You can share these with friends, edit them for your personal use etc just don’t upload as your own and don’t sell them for monetary gain. If someone asks for them, you are free to share them or redirect them to my page. Please be honest should people ask what preset you are using as it helps others find things easier.