A warm and vibrant photo of a woman on a hammock


Getaway is a free Lightroom preset that will give your travel photos a warm and enchanting feel. It brightens, boosts colors, and gives an attractive medium matte look.

Collection: Warm Presets, Beach Presets
Best for: Outdoor, Beaches, Natural Light
Style: Bright, Vibrant, High Contrast

This is ideal for sunny shots like beach photos, tropical scenes, and various outdoor events. You may even try this on engagement photoshoots and weddings.

This preset is sure to give photos a warm and sunny appeal. It is its tone that makes this Getaway preset special; its lowered highlights and luminance give that cozy matte look and cinematic feel. You can finally make your vacation photos appear like artistic movie stills.

Bright and Sunny in Matte

A top-view photo of a woman sitting at the edge of a pool wearing a sun hat

Sunlit Matte. As a summer preset, Getaway brightens images just as the sun would. It increases exposure and balances it out with a muting of highlights. It is the latter setting that helps create the dreamy, understated, matte texture that you can find in many social media or Instagram photos. You will see this further enhanced in the later examples.

The key here is to balance tones, and this filter does it exceptionally. In addition to these basic settings, Getaway also finely tunes colors and lighting. All these settings make it versatile enough to be used in any type of outdoor photography. You can see the result of these in the After photo above. It is now brighter and textured.

Richer Whites, Deeper Blacks

A well-defined photo of a beach

Balanced Tones. Getaway preset applies more detailed tweaks in toning to produce its special texture. It intensifies dark tones like shadows and blacks, and amplifies whites. As a result, there is broad contrast between dark and light tones.

This effect is further developed in the tone curve: the preset creates upper shadows and increases lights. Notice how the landscape in the above photo is brightened yet well defined. Its shadows are darker to add some depth. The water looks more vivid with its bolder hues.

Undersaturated Cinematic Drama

A cinematic shot of a ferris wheel

Cinematic Mood. Color motifs are usually created in the hue, saturation, and luminance (HSL) panel of the Adobe Lightroom. This is the case for Getaway preset; it lessens the saturation of all colors in varying degrees. As a result, you get that undersaturated cinematic feel. This goes hand in hand with the previously mentioned adjustments in tone.

Let us examine the outcome of these tweaks. As all these come together, the colors in the After photo above appear softer yet more defined. The sky is lighter while the orange hues look crisp and clear.

A Dreamy Afterglow

A crisp golden hour photo of a woman standing in front of the Hollywood sign on Mount Lee

Soft Lights. Getaway preset also decreases the luminance of magenta, warm, and cool tones. This produces a dreamy feel, as you can see in the After photo. This gives an air of nostalgia, too.

To complete the look, the preset further adds some grain to the overall texture. The colors and details of the scene appear richer now and a lot more captivating.

Getaway preset is for Lightroom Mobile, Desktop and…

Like all our presets, you can absolutely use Getaway 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

Free Lightroom Preset by Forrest Lane

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