Christmas in April is a free Lightroom preset that creates a colorful look and festive feel in pictures, regardless of the season. Its warm and vibrant atmosphere can turn April showers into bright and happy images.
This preset is versatile enough to be used in any type of photography, from portraits to landscapes, whether taken indoors or outdoors. It works best on photos shot under diffused lighting. This will help you take advantage of the preset's lively hues and smooth texture.
You can also use Christmas in April if you want an Instagram filter that does not drastically alter your photos. It will only help you enhance them, making them cozy and captivating as the holiday season.
Sets the Vibrant and Festive Vibe
Holiday Spirit. To set the festive feel, the preset warms the color temperature and heightens the green tint. You may notice that these already significantly add to the holiday spirit. The blend of these hues are cozy, much like how Christmas is at home.
In the example above, see how the preset produces a colorful, cheerful, photograph. It also works well on portraits: examine how it enhances and smoothens skin tones.
Amplifies Light and Color
Brilliance. Christmas in April amplifies both light and color. These two fundamental elements are, after all, essential to setting the right mood.
For this, the preset increases both exposure and contrast. These help quickly transform images from dreary to joyful. Combine these tweaks to the tinting above and you get a Christmas motif that you can use throughout the year.
Deepens Tones for Greater Depth
Crisp Tones. With the light and color set, the preset proceeds to enhance tones. It does so to complement and moderate its previous boost in brightening.
To do this, Christmas in April deepens and darkens highlights and shadows to add depth. This also helps elements look much more defined.
Let us examine the After photo above. The woman's portrait looks crisp and vivid. She seems to stand out more from the background. Even with the warm color temperature, you can also notice how the preset intensifies the black of her dress.
Moderated Whites and Midtones
Softened. The example above demonstrates how the preset handles light tones and midtones. It softens whites and clarity, therefore moderating midtone contrast. Because of these adjustments, you wouldn't have to worry about your photo looking overdone or artificial; Christmas in April preset makes sure that every photographic element retains its natural look — but better. You can examine the preset's bright yet naturally vibrant greens in the After photo above.
Adds Texture for a Professional Look
Polished Look. As a finishing touch, the preset improves the photo's overall texture. It sharpens details, reduces noise, and adds soft vignetting.
Christmas in April is for Lightroom Mobile, Desktop and...
Like all our presets, you can absolutely use Christmas in April 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 Lightroom Preset was last updated on December 9, 2019