Grace is a free Lightroom preset that elegantly warms and brightens photos. It is a versatile preset that can be used on any indoor and outdoor image, regardless of its lighting. It also finely moderates tones to add style, depth, and a classic feel.
It is a handy all-around filter to keep on your Lightroom mobile: quickly apply the preset on your most recent photo and you're all set to post in Instagram. Also try applying this in bulk so your page or album can have a unified look and feel.
Brightens and Gives Portraits a Stylish Look
Expressive Portraits. One of the usual problems that photographers encounter in outdoor portraiture is having unwanted shadows on the subject's face. This is likely to happen when there is overcast weather and uneven lighting.
This Grace preset might just be the tool that will save your shots. In the example above, look at how it brightens and gets rid of the unwanted shadows on the woman's face. You can see more of her cheerful expression in the After photo. Also notice how the preset enhances her skin tone.
To produce this brightening effect, Grace preset increases exposure and moderates it by softening its contrast. It then adds an elegant, dramatic, magenta tint. You can see how this alters mood in the next examples.
Finely Adjusts Tones to Add Drama
Dramatic Scenes. The above example demonstrates how well Grace preset handles accent lighting indoors. This is because of how it intricately adjusts tone.
It mutes bright tones and lightens shadows to give images a soft matte look. This also adds a dramatic feel, as you can see in the above After photo. The preset gets rid of the gloomy look and brightens the image with a cinematic warmth.
To create this effect, Grace preset adds a chocolate brown tone in the highlights and some blue-violet in the shadows. These subtle tweaks give the photograph an air of sophistication.
Sharpens Details for Stunning Landscapes
Against its warm and creamy motif, elements in the foreground look much more defined. Examine at the landscape in the After photo: you can see and almost feel the jagged rocks, coarse soil, and the orange accent hues.
Creates a Cinematic Feel
Movie Stills. Grace preset is great for setting the mood of an image. Take the After photo above as an example: there is now a cinematic atmosphere. Its stunning magenta tint and brownish dark tones also give it a timeless, vintage, appeal. Also notice how the preset transforms the lighting. The result is bright and beautifully coated with a soft warm hue.
Grace preset is for Lightroom Mobile, Desktop and...
Like all our presets, you can absolutely use Grace 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 July 4, 2020