A vibrant cityscape of Dubai, with the Burj Al Arab at the center

HDR Grand Hotel free Lightroom preset artistically produces intense blue hues. It draws out the vibrant atmosphere of a cityscape or any urban scene. This look is perfect for emphasizing a modern or bold aesthetic in architecture and street photography.

Also try this preset if you want your interior or real estate photos to stand out. You will always get stunning pictures. The cool tones also make it ideal as an Instagram filter, especially if you are going for an artistic and contemporary look.

Produces Cool and Vibrant Tones

A cool and vibrant photo of a woman standing under an archway

Artistic Cool Hues. HDR Grand Hotel amplifies cool color temperature and contrast. These fundamental settings set the intensity of hues. This coat of blue color, too, will later blend with the preset's fine adjustments in color.

In the above After photo, notice how the light areas are starkly accentuated by the cold tones. The effect frames the subject and is stunning overall. You will get a similar result if you apply this on high-key photos. So, if you think your image has too much white, you can try this preset to give it a vivid and modern splash of blue.

Completely Modifies Tones for a Bold Look

An blue urban cityscape

Intense Tones. The preset modifies the tones with intensity in mind. It first increases the values of blacks and whites, thus brightening them. Then, to draw out detail and set the base for the blue tint, HDR Grand Hotel completely mutes highlights and lightens shadows. This consequently produces a look as dramatic as the adjustments themselves.

You can see in the above example how this preset accentuates all aspects of tone. You can compare the white and dark areas to understand how they are processed.

Intensifies Colors

A vibrant and colorful interior of a modern architercture

Vibrant Colors. Just by looking at the above After photo, you can already tell that HDR Grand Hotel boosts all aspects of color — colors simply pop because of this preset. With the previous increase in contrast are boosts in clarity, vibrance, and saturation. Clarity increases midtone contrast, vibrance amplifies soft colors, and saturation intensifies overall color intensity.

Deep and Rich Blue Hues

A photo of the Burj Al Arab surrounded by deep blue waters

Deep Blues. With the predominantly blue aesthetic, HDR Grand Hotel makes sure that the photos show rich blue hues. You can examine how deep and brilliant these are in the After photo above. To produce this look, the preset increases blue color saturation and lowers its luminance. As a result, you get bold and deep blues.

Finishing Touches. To complete the modern urban feel, HDR Grand Hotel applies some finishing touches. It sharpens images to draw out detail, then lessens noise for a smooth polish. You can also notice how the simple vignetting adds to the preset's bold style.

 

HDR Grand Hotel is for Lightroom Mobile, Desktop and...

Like all our presets, you can absolutely use HDR Grand Hotel 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 December 3, 2019




THREE MORE GREAT PRESETS

A Hazy Portrait

by Andrew Childress

A crisp and clear outdoor portrait of a woman in a white dress

->Download ALL of our Presets PLUS 21 Bonus Presets at once!

Get All 280+ Presets Now!