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
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
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.
Moderates Low and Midtones
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
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
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.
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
This Free Lightroom Preset was last updated on January 12, 2020