Crisp Mountains makes details pop in photos of mountain landscapes and rock formations. As you can tell by now, the preset does stray true to its name by producing truly crisp and rich effects. You can expect several enhancements in depth and texture.
Aside from the obvious enhancements in clarity and sharpening, Crisp Mountains preset also enhances colors and optimizes tones. It keeps the natural hues of the image. While it doesn’t drastically transform the aesthetic, it does give you a professional and polished look.
This is exactly why we love the preset. Its adjustments are versatile enough to be used on a lot of landscape shots. It’s one of the first presets that we go for when we need a stunningly clear landscape image. It is definitely the one to use for hiking and travel images as well.
Optimizes Light in Every Scene
Clarity in Tone. The preset begins by brightening the scene. It increases exposure to fill the image with light and adjusts tones accordingly. In the After photo above, you can easily notice how balanced the lighting is even with the applied brightening. After all, these settings come with the preset’s clear and crisp style.
Noticed the difference in mood? Crisp Mountains preset makes views lively and breathtaking. You can make the most of this effect by trying it on your subdued shots, or those taken under overcast weather. You can even save a shot or two with this preset!
Enhances the Colors of Landscapes
Vivid and Rich. Did you know that luminance levels also affect the clear and polished look of an image? This is exactly what Crips Mountains preset makes the most of. By adjusting the luminance of some colors, it adds light to them. Think of it as making some hues more brilliant than others. All these granular tweaks happen in Lightroom’s HSL panel and sometimes the camera calibration settings.
In this example, simply compare the blue regions. The lake now looks far more crystalline, just as the blue sky looks more vivid. The overall vibrant result also works so well with the amplified textures.
Improves Depth of Mountains and Terrains by Adjusting Tones
Brilliant Views. To go with the brightening enhancements, Crisp Mountains preset also increases the levels of whites. This means that the light regions appear more brilliant. This is, of course, balanced with the darks.
We love how the preset even moderates contrast levels to make sure that the depth and definition you get are emphasized, but not too much. The preset, after all, wants to keep the natural look of your shot. If you are using it as a base, we recommend that you tweak the whites and exposure to fit the needs of the image.
Sharpens All Elements in Landscapes
Crisp Details. This is the promise of the preset, after all. We finally talk about its specialty: Crisp Mountains preset enhances sharpening so you get amplified textures and stunning detail. If you look at the After photo above, you will notice how the textural improvements go well with the preset’s deep and vibrant colors.
Retains the Mountain Landscape’s Natural Look
Natural Beauty. You can really admire the preset’s professional enhancements in this example. As mentioned earlier, the effect is not drastic, but noticeable nonetheless. It does not alter the aesthetic of the photo, only improves on it. This is best for photographers who want to stick to their intended settings.
Take a look at this stunning mountain landscape photo taken by photographer, ankitgagan.
“By using this preset, a normal shot got converted into an incredibly stunning photo. Thanks for making it available for free for us.”
Crisp Mountains is for Lightroom Mobile, Desktop, and…
Like all our presets, you can absolutely use Vintage BW 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