A photo of woman at the beach, in warm orange teal pastel hues

Airy Summer is a free Lightroom preset that has been designed to give your summer vacation photos a stylish look and feel. It accentuates some delicate pastel hues and gives a matte effect. What you get is a low-contrast aesthetic that is both elegant and timeless.

Use Airy Summer to add joy, warmth, and tenderness to those captured moments under the sun.

Charms and Softens with Pastel Hues

A laughing woman with a teal and white top, and orange pants

Pastel Matte. The After photo above exudes more visual and emotional warmth. This Airy Summer preset not only brightens the image, but also warms the overall mood, most especially in portraits. Notice how the filter draws the attention to the subject's light-hearted expression; we can now see more of the woman's face and features. To complement this liveliness, the preset also coats the photograph with charming tangerine and teal hues. Combined with its matte texture, Airy Summer is sure to captivate audiences. Try using it on your summer portraits and other vacation photos in Instagram.

Warms and Brightens Photos

A sandy path lined with palm trees

Warm Light. The most noticeable effect of this preset is its warm color temperature. It is not only an adjustment in the temperature slider, but also a combination of improvements in highlights, whites, and exposure. These come together to produce an effect that simulates a hot and humid summer. The tangerine hues gives a sweltering feel, while the desaturated look makes the scene seem light and airy. You can use this preset on outdoor spaces, especially beaches and other summer destinations.

Desaturates for a Matte Effect

Portrait of a man with sunglasses and red shirt

Flat Matte. You can notice how Airy Summer desaturates warm colors to give an understated matte look. In the above example, the intensity of the red shirt and the door is reduced yet brightened — there is less redness but more light. This is achieved with a decrease in saturation and a boost in luminance. You therefore get warm colors that pop less yet diffuse more. With these improvements, you will be able to express more of the moment's lightness and warmth in your photos.

Boosts Aqua Tones for Bluer Sea and Sky

Photo of a beach with vibrant blue water and sky

Bright Blues. See how different the sky and water are between the Before and After images above. With the Airy Summer preset, there is a boost in aqua tones that give both sea and sky a brighter and enchanting look. Blues are more saturated and made so much more appealing. Not only is the color enhanced, but also the clarity: you can see more of the wispy clouds and the waves.

Gives a Unique and Stylish Look

A woman wearing denim jean and a read tank top, posing on a rock overlooking a city

Uniquely Stylish. Although it is desaturated and in matte, Airy Summer does not sacrifice the details within the photo. There is even an increase in clarity and sharpening. You can see this in the After photo above: the textures of the woman's jeans, the rocks, and the overlooking urbanscape are more defined. Lastly, the preset solidifies and completes the look with some vignetting to frame the scene.

Airy Summer is for Lightroom Mobile, Desktop and...

Like all our presets, you can absolutely use Airy Summer as is, right out of the box. With any preset you might need to make adjustments to accommodate your specific camera, settings, lighting and subject matter.

  • Entirely Adjustable
  • Compatible with Lightroom 4, 5, 6 and CC
  • Performs with both PC, Mac and Mobile
  • Applicable to both RAW and JPG images
  • 100% Free

This free Lightroom preset was last updated on August 12, 2019




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