Now that I am 208 days deep into quarantine (yes I am counting), the usual professional development classes and random courses are not feeding my creative side like they used to. Lucky for me, Adobe offers discounted graphic design, photoshop and Lightroom classes to help alleviate the stir-craziness.
We all know what presets are, right? Those super trendy “filters” you put on your photos to make your feed look pro-level. With just one click, you can easily add these “preset” filters to any photo in the Lightroom app. Better still, the Adobe Lightroom class taught me how to create my own presets for basically every occasion! It took me a month to finish, but I am proud of the results. Check them out below.
This is the very first preset I created, and it took me forever. I wanted something that looked pretty old school and had a kind of blue/purple, grainy feel. It’s perfect for a relaxed, but super (as the kids say) “aesthetically-pleasing” shot. I messed with the graininess the most to try to find a good mix between vintage and too vintage. I think it fits best with pictures from my trip to Disneyland, but feel free to try with your own!
So, this one is pretty basic. I chose these hues to accentuate the colors in many sunsets (largely warm colors). There didn’t need to be much detail in sharpening. It didn’t take me long to create.
Blue Tone Filter
This is my very favorite preset! I tried it on many, many pictures and with a little exposure adjustment, it worked for every single one. It really highlights the blue (obviously) but also adds contrast.
This preset is for anyone who loves to put everything they eat and drink on their Instagram story (guilty). It lightens the photo and saturates the colors to add a little “umph.”
A vacation in filter form, the Bali preset is perfect for boosting your beach pics. It highlights the blues and adds a little more green to the water for an instant tropical paradise look.
More, more, more!
In case you wanted a little more, check out some other presets I created!