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.
Collection: Dog Presets
Best for: Pet Photography, Dogs, Cats, Indoor and Outdoor
Style: Cool Tones, Bright, Textured, Retro Film
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 on Instagram!
Tip: Play around with the exposure slider to optimize your photo’s lighting requirements.
Produces Bright and Vivid Hues
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 facial 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
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
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 easily helps bring out the right mood in any shot. This is one of the most classic-looking among our dog presets for Lightroom.
Applies a Custom Tone Curve for a Unique Look
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.
If you prefer a more natural and cozy look, you can use our warm pet preset. Unlike this Blue Street, that preset would have more golden hues and naturally vivid tones.
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 Lightroom Presets, you can absolutely use Blue Street 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
- Designed for Adobe Lightroom for PC, Mac, and Mobile
- Includes Lrtemplate and XMP preset formats for Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic desktop apps
- Includes DNG preset format for the free Lightroom mobile app
- Applicable to both RAW and JPG images
- 100% Free Preset Download
Need help with the presets? You can visit our guide to learn how to install Lightroom presets.