A undersaturated and creamy photo of a camera

Color Cream Wash

Color Cream Wash free Lightroom preset coats images with a stylish light layer of cream tones. Your photos will have a soft matte look that is versatile for both indoor and outdoor photography.

Collection: Warm Presets
Best for: Versatile, Indoor and Outdoor
Style: Soft, Faded, Creamy Warmth, Matte

The best part is, this all-around preset looks stunning on portraits! It enhances skin tones and draws out the subject’s features and expressions. The tender aesthetic makes portraits captivating, too. Go on and see for yourself: try it on your selfies and headshots.

Another tip: this artistic filter will look amazing on your Instagram feed; not only will it enhance your photos, but it will also give that perfect thematic look.

Warms and Brightens for a Cozy Feel

A soft portrait of a woman in a gray sweater

Light and Warm. The preset’s distinct cozy look and feel draws us even more to the image, especially the subject. See how the above After photo exudes such homey warmth; nothing is loud and intimidating. Every element is comfortably set.

To create this effect, Color Cream Wash increases exposure and warms color temperature. The resulting image is therefore light and warm. These basic adjustments also set the stage for finer tweaks in color and tone.

Charms With Its Rich Cream Tones

A soft matte photo of a cityscape

Lush & Creamy. The most attractive aspect of this preset is its creamy tones. This isn’t simply a flat layer of color; instead, Color Cream Wash blends several improvements.

The most visible are the tints it applies: it adds some magenta hues, brown in the highlights, and blue in the shadows.

Moderates Low and Midtones

A warm and soft portrait of a man in a black shirt and denim jacket

Understated Appeal. To go with its soft and elegant aesthetic, the preset desaturates and mutes some blacks and midtones. You can easily notice this in the After photo above; look at the undersaturated black shirt and jacket. Notice how these moderated tones blend well with the rest of the preset’s creamy effect.

Mutes Tones for a Delicate Matte Look

A warm and cozy picture of a house's porch

Soft Matte. The soft matte look heightens the appeal of this preset. It has a tender warmth that somehow evoke nostalgia — a vintage vibe.

To create this distinct look, Color Cream Wash softens highlights and lightens shadows. This is more finely applied in the tone curve as well.

Examine the effect in the After photo above. See how both the bright and dark areas appear washed out, especially on the floor and walls.

Enhances Skin Tones and Facial Features

A soft matte portrait of a woman wearing a white summer dress

Better Portraits. For this last example, let us appreciate its amazing enhancements on portraits. Color Cream Wash makes portraits even more captivating. It makes skin tones look smooth and complex, all the while accentuating the subject’s facial features.

To create this look, the preset fully boosts the saturation of red and blue colors. The red hues are responsible for skin tones and even deeper lip colors. Meanwhile, the blue ones balance out the amplified warmth throughout the image.

Lastly, as a finishing touch, the preset sharpens photos further. This helps draw out textures and other fine details.

Color Cream Wash preset is for Lightroom Mobile, Desktop and…

Like all our presets, you can absolutely use Color Cream Wash 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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