Grand Finale is a free Lightroom preset that brings out the delectable colors of food in your photos. It specializes in photos of the most colorful and highly-anticipated part of most meals: desserts. It does make your meal's finale look grand.
We have made this food preset look as sweet and delicious as dessert itself, or even better, by making its natural hues pop. Grand Finale is the perfect filter for every foodie: from casual Instagram uploaders to restauranteurs. This yummy-looking preset will help bring your food presentation in photos to look more professional and irresistible.
Enhances Pastry and Dessert Colors
Bright and Colorful. We know it's important to make an impression when presenting food only in pictures — it would be judged only by visual appeal! For desserts, the brighter and more colorful, the sweeter and more flavorful they seem. In our After photo above, for example, the popsicle looks vivid and bursting with berry flavor.
To help you achieve this look, Grand Finale preset boosts vibrance to add more light and color. To make it even better, we also fine-tuned the settings further by increasing highlights and muting some dark tones.
Makes Food Look Mouthwatering by Improving Definition
Flavorful Tones. This adjustment works together with the above brightening. Grand Finale food preset adds brilliance to whites for richer hues. This helps so much when you feature creamy or milky desserts. You can notice this improvement in the After photo above.
On the other hand, the preset also softens some black tones. We designed it this way so that it can contribute to the photo's brightening and complements the image's overall light look and feel.
Sets a Light Tone Curve for a Tastier Look
Light and Inviting. We make the image look even more inviting with an S-type bright tone curve, too. The result is subtle yet stunning: the After photo appears lighter and more delectable. Just look at those tasty juices. They look cooler, too.
A little decrease in clarity also helps soften some details to add to this gentle yet inviting, appeal. So if you want vivid yet light tones in your pictures, this preset will not disappoint.
Sharpens Food Textures
Rich Textures. Just by looking at food, we can already get an impression of its texture or how it feels in the mouth. The preset considers this, too!
Grand Finale boosts sharpening to emphasize the natural details in food. Look at the After photo above, for example. With all the brightening and sharpening tweaks mentioned, you can appreciate all of that platter now. The biscuits on the sides look crisp but not overdone; the apple slices and olives look fresh; the grapes look juicy.
Try to observe the changes in the background, too, the table — these come with the presentation after all. Every element is now more colorful, and the textures are much more defined.
Grand Finale is for Lightroom Mobile, Desktop, and...
You can absolutely use Grand Finale 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. Need another food preset? View our entire collection here for more free downloads.
- 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 August 6, 2020