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
8 Jun 2021
Optimizing photos and applying filters without destroying the natural look of the photo is a skill that takes a lot of practice to master. But, with the help of realistic Lightroom presets, you can get better at it much more easily.
In this collection, we bring you some amazing Lightroom presets for creating realistic effects by applying subtle filters and improvements. Unlike most other filters, these Lightroom presets will preserve the natural look of your photos as well.
Even if you’re looking to improve your smartphone photos, you can use these Lightroom presets to add HDR effects, light and airy effects, or even monochrome effects to give them a professional look and feel. Be sure to download them all below.
3 Jun 2021
If you’re looking to supercharge your design workflow this year, updating your Lightroom presets with a new, powerful collection is a good idea! Lightroom presets let you instantly fix, improve, and enhance your photos with a single click. And we’ve found the perfect set of presets just for you.
Having the right set of Lightroom presets can be a huge time-saver for designers. Everything from retouching portrait photos, to adding stunning visual effects, enhancing interior photos, optimizing HDR photos, adding retro effects, and much more is possible with the Lightroom presets we’ve included in this list.
We’re also answering the most common Lightroom preset FAQs, to help you learn more about presets, use them on desktop or mobile, and more.
21 May 2021
You don’t have to be a pro photographer or a graphic designer to optimize and enhance your portrait photos. With the right Adobe Lightroom preset for portraits, you can apply stunning effects, all by yourself.
In this collection, we feature the best Lightroom presets available for quickly optimizing your portrait photos, selfies, wedding photos, and family photos.
Using these Lightroom presets for portraits, you can enhance your photos like a pro by applying effects instantly (and even customize them to your preference with ease). And don’t forget to read through our tips for using presets on portrait photos for helpful advice on how to integrate them into your workflow!
14 May 2021
Whether you are a photographer or designer with a need to edit photos, Adobe Lightroom can be a great tool. Designed for photo editing, it allows batch work that can be cumbersome in programs such as Photoshop.
One of the most popular elements of Lightroom are the number of presets available. These tools within the tool are super filters that allow you to enhance photos, add creative effects and add functionality to your design workflow. If you’ve used any Adobe product, the feel of Lightroom is familiar and easy to learn. Get started by installing and using a few cool presets. Here’s how to do it.
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.