California Sunset is a free Lightroom preset that replicates the feel of summer by tinting your shots with sunset orange hues. Warm colors remain vivid yet less saturated, giving your photos a uniquely dramatic, on-screen, feel.
This preset is ideal for outdoor shots with a lot of natural lighting. You will consistently get rich and colorful hues, always vibrant. Try it on your outdoor photos, from fashion photos hoots to travel photography. This will add some artistic flair to your shots.
Brightens and Adds Vibrance to Your Photos
Lively Summer Hues. The right After photo is altogether brighter, more vivid and captivating. Blues now have a lighter shade, as is most apparent in the After photo's Santa Cruz Beach signage and the sky.
Imagine having this effect on your beach photos: rich and clear aqua hues, lighter skies, and warm orange beaches. This preset can help emphasize the vacation vibe in your images, making them look more relaxed and stylish. This filter is sure to produce a stunning post in social media like Instagram.
Creates a Stylish Look with Orange Hues
Vivid Oranges. The preset infuses both highlights and shadows with brown tones, making photographic elements consistent with the overall sunset look. To further this effect, a specially-designed tone curve accentuates the orange hues in the photo.
We can observe the result of these adjustments on the girl's shirt and her hair color. Her hair is more defined and in a bold orange-brown, while her shirt is in a vivid tangerine. Also look at how defined the image has become; you can see that the folds and textures are more defined in the After photo now.
Sets the Mood of Your Photos
Dramatic Mood. See how the photo above transforms simply by applying this preset: from a typical snapshot of coconut trees to a scene that sets a mood or story. It works best with tropical shots, or any capture that requires sweltering drama.
Unifies Photographic Elements
Sets a Motif. Subject and background are made to complement better, too: the sunset hues blend jarring contrasts to give an overarching feel of summer. Whites are warmer, textures sharper. A bit of grain is added to accentuate detail.
You can also consider using this effect on your outdoor portraits, especially when travelling. Its intricate hues will turn the entire shot into a cinematic scene. Go for this California Sunset preset if you want to make it seem like you are in the middle of an emotive moment.
Gives a Cinematic Look and Feel
Sets the Stage. With this free California Sunset preset, a regular cityscape photo can turn into a movie still. Colors are richer yet never harsh. It adds a layer of narrative to every scene, as a distinct visual representation of a season or locale.
California Sunset preset is for Lightroom Mobile, Desktop and...
Like all our presets, you can absolutely use California Sunset 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 January 9, 2020