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Adobe Lightroom makes it easy to organize and edit thousands of images and photographs. It’s trusted by photographers everywhere, and a key piece of software to know how to use as a designer. This series looks at how you can use Lightroom presets to create stunning end-results with your photos.
Adobe Lightroom is a go-to tool for photographers and designers that have to edit and manage images. Lightroom is designed to help you edit, organize, store, manage and even share photos across devices.
Because Lightroom is part of the Adobe Creative Cloud suite, it comes with full paid plans or can be used as a standalone app. And there are plenty of presets available to help you make this most of this popular photography tool.
Latest Lightroom Preset Articles
Inspiration / 30 May 2019
There’s something so attractive about black and white photography that makes it never go out of style. If you want to add that same timeless look to your own photos, these black and white Lightroom presets will come in handy.
When it comes to photography and camera technology, we’ve advanced so far in achieving the perfect balance of color that lets you take lifelike photographs. Yet people are still using the classic monochrome look in all kinds of their photos.
In this collection, we’re featuring the best black and white Lightroom presets you can use to create that same timeless monochrome effect and instantly apply it to your photos with just a few clicks.
Inspiration / 23 May 2019
The HDR technique is one of the most popular techniques photographers use to add more depth and range to photos. It usually takes multiple photos and a lot of work to take photos using the HDR technique.
However, if you have the Lightroom app, there’s a much easier way to create that same HDR effect with just a few clicks. In this post, we’re sharing with you a collection of the best HDR Lightroom presets you can use to add an authentic HDR effect to your own photos.
These HDR Lightroom presets are easy to customize, and they let you adjust the settings to match any kind of a photograph, whether you take it with a DSLR or your smartphone camera.
Inspiration / 9 May 2019
Lightroom is not just a tool used for enhancing and optimizing photos, it can also be used to add beautiful effects and brighten up your photos to make them look dreamy and more professional. For this collection, we handpicked a set of light and airy Lightroom presets that will help apply soft and bright effects to your photos.
All of these presets can add a vibrant look and feel without affecting an image’s natural colors.
Whether you’re working on fashion, wedding, newborn, or portrait photography, you’ll find plenty of choices in this Lightroom presets collection to improve your photos with just one click.
Inspiration / 3 May 2019
Adobe Lightroom is one of the most useful tools you can use to optimize your photos and graphics. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, it has features suitable for everyone.
What makes Lightroom more powerful is its ability to extend its features with third-party presets. These presets allow you to instantly apply effects, enhance photos, adjust tone and mood, and much with just a few clicks.
Finding amazing Lightroom presets is not difficult. There are plenty available on platforms like Envato Elements. But, for those of you who are on a tight budget and can’t afford premium presets, we made this list of best free Lightroom presets you can download and use to enhance all kinds of photos.
What Is A Lightroom Preset?
A Lightroom preset is a “package” of settings to help create a certain type of look for editing photos. Designers might have one set of presets to use for landscape images and another set of presets to enhance portraits.
A Lightroom preset can be saved and reused in Adobe’s software, and there are plenty of places to find presets for different types of images. The best thing about a preset is that you can change the look of an image instantly, taking a lot of time out of the editing process. (This can be a life-saver if you edit bulk images.)
5 Places to Find Lightroom Presets
If you really want to save time and get just the right effect, a Lightroom preset is the answer. There are plenty of places to find high-quality presets for projects.
- Envato Elements is a subscription-based graphic design service and is packed with Lightroom preset options (including the example above)
- The Luxe Lens has themed Lightroom presets – snow, portraits, etc. – at reasonable prices
- Filtergrade is a photography site that includes more than 1,000 Lightroom presets for every use you can imagine
- Creative Market has plenty of Lightroom presets (and preset bundles) that you can purchase a la carte
- Adobe has a collection of Lightroom presets available for download that are made by other users
How to Add a Preset to Lightroom
Adding a preset to Lightroom is pretty simple. Here’s how to do it:
- After you download the file – don’t forget to unzip it – open Lightroom and the “Develop” tab. Presets will be on the left side of the screen.
- Then, right- or command-click anywhere in the presets module to Import new presets. The preset will install in the folder you select in this step.
- Navigate to the preset on your desktop or in your downloads folder (or wherever you saved it) and click “import.”
- Done! The preset is ready to use.