A charming photo of a sleeping calico cat

Blue Street

Blue Street is a free Lightroom preset that is designed to bring out the defining characteristics of pets, from fur patterns to charming expressions. The preset brightens your animal photos and gives them cool high-contrast hues, similar to the modern and popular style of urban photography.

This preset can be used indoors and outdoors, as demonstrated in the examples below. You may even use this filter to fix those less ideal captures that you hurriedly took of your pets. Go on and try it on your usual pet photos or accounts in Instagram!

Produces Bright and Vivid Hues

A pug lounging on the sofa

High-Contrast Brightening. The above After photo of a pug lounging on a sofa appears brighter and more detailed. You can see more of her face wrinkles and the dark spots that accentuate her expression. Notice the boost in the fabric’s color, too.

The preset creates this effect by increasing contrast; you get those punchy tones that help bring out your pet’s character. To reveal more details, highlights and shadows are both lightened as well.

Brightens to Reveal Details

A striped gray cat lounging

Salient Details. Pet photos are most effective when they portray the unique characteristics of the animal well. For this, Blue Street preset increases both black and white tones; it enhances whites while it softens some blacks to reveal subtle hues.

In the above After photo, notice how much of the cat’s patterns are revealed. The fur appears more striking in those hues. The modern take also gives the image a unique look and feel: the cool tones, which will be elaborated on later, give it a vibrant and engaging style.

Boosts Colors and Textures

An outdoor shot of a beagle puppy in a backpack

Crisp and Vibrant. Blue Street preset amplifies clarity, sharpening, and vibrance to give you that HDR vivid tones and crisp textures. You can observe how it is prominent on the puppy’s snout and paws: his whiskers and fur are more defined. See how even the man’s bag appears more textured.

Notice how this effect gave the dog — and the entire photo — much character. This preset undoubtedly helps bring out the right mood in any shot.

Applies a Custom Tone Curve for a Unique Look

An urban style photo of a brown dog outdoors

Urban Hues. The most noticeable aspect of this preset are the bluish hues that it coats over a photo. This produces a striking urban look. To create this effect, the preset first equalizes saturation under presence; it boosts those tones that were originally less saturated. 

After equalizing the photo’s overall saturation, Blue Street finely adjusts it by decreasing the saturation of middle tones and of some yellows and blues. What you get is a cool, undersaturated, but still vibrant style.

Sets the Mood with Subtle Tone Adjustments

Blue-violet Accents. Subtle tones in the photo’s highlights and shadows give it a bolder look, as you can notice in the above photo. Look at the fluffy fur of the two dogs on the street: notice the blue tones in the highlights and the violets in the shadows.

These hues complement the blue desaturated look of the preset. Not only does it bring out your pets’ details and unique personalities, but it also sets the modern atmosphere that is sure to get attention.

Blue Street preset is for Lightroom Mobile, Desktop and…

Like all our presets, you can absolutely use Blue Street preset 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
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