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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 / 22 Aug 2019
VSCO is a popular photography app for both Android and iOS, known for stunning filters and effects. Today we’re featuring a selection of VSCO Lightroom presets, inspired by the VSCO app, to help you achieve similar results with greater power and flexibility.
If you have a copy of Lightroom, you probably want to have more control over the specific nuances of how a filter is applied. We’ve found this collection of Lightroom presets that feature pretty much the same filters, effects, and adjustments included in the VSCO app.
The only difference is they are quite a bit easier to customize and change in more dramatic ways. Plus, you can apply these Lightroom presets to your photos with just one click!
Software / 9 Aug 2019
The ability to create and export presets is one of the best features of the Lightroom app that allows you to supercharge your workflow and save a lot of time when processing photos.
In this guide, we’ll show you how to create and export your Lightroom presets, to easily make adjustments to photos, and improve your designs.
Exporting and sharing Lighroom presets is key if you’re wanting to move them between computers, distribute them to friends, or sell them online. Here’s how you do it.
Inspiration / 29 Jul 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.
Inspiration / 19 Jul 2019
Every parent wants to take beautiful photos of their newborn baby to create precious memories. Wouldn’t it be great if you could make those photos look professional with just one-click? That’s exactly what you can do with these newborn and baby Lightroom presets
Photos you take with your digital camera or your iPhone don’t always look all that professional. But there’s no need to hire a professional photographer to capture beautiful photos of your newborn baby. Using this collection of Lightroom presets, you can instantly make your photos look more adorable than ever with a few simple clicks.
In this collection, we’re sharing a set of Lightroom presets specially designed for improving baby photos. With the help of these presets, you’ll be able to capture every adorable moment of your newborn just like a professional photographer.
We’ve also featured a set of tips for editing baby photos, to give you some useful pointers and advice.
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.