Highway Trip travel Lightroom preset by PresetLove

Highway Trip

Highway Trip is a free landscape preset for Lightroom that we specifically designed for road trip photos. We make sure that grays look richly toned, while landscapes look vividly lush. This preset will make you admire every hue and texture.

This preset is partly inspired by the aesthetics of the vibrant outdoors and bold urban scenes. Highway Trips are, after all, the in-between. It is, therefore, ideal for travel photography.

The great thing is, this preset is also so versatile. You can easily apply it across all your photos to set a theme and make them look cohesive on social media like Instagram.

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Optimizes Lighting in Landscape Photos

A vibrant photo of an open highway leading to the mountains

Natural Radiance. We begin by optimizing light. We moderately increase exposure, bump up magenta levels, and warm the color temperature. You can easily tell what we’re trying to do by observing the After photo above.

All these settings blend to recreate the radiance and hue of the afternoon sun. This highway photo is now considerably brighter and warmer. This new motif adds drama while maintaining the natural look of the image.

Illuminates Roads and Highways

The Highway Trip Lightroom preset applied to an open highway photo

Brilliance. The brightening does not stop there. We also add more light to tones: you get brilliant whites and lighter shadows. This setting improves depth and illuminates dark areas. This granular settings also allows us to retain much of the photo’s depth.

Even with the added brilliance, notice how the terrain remains defined and textured. This is exactly what we love about Highway Trip! Nothing looks washed out, colors and details are preserved.

Adds Definition to Roads and Terrain

A detailed photo of a highway, with a mountain range in the horizon

Depth and Detail. To do this, we increase the clarity levels and vibrance of the photo. These tweaks affect only the midtones. The color adjustment is enough to boost hues without making them look like plastic, while the texture refinement simply brings out the environment’s natural textures.

In this photo example, we’d like to draw your attention to the mountains and trees. Examine what the Highway Trip preset does, especially the improvements in lighting and detail.

An enhanced photo of a highway, with a mountain range in the horizon

Crisp Textures. As you may have already noticed, we also amplify sharpening levels. Texture, after all, is vital to any outdoor photo. Simply compare the highway, the trees, and the crisply defined mountains in the background. This enhanced visual element transforms the scene and makes it much more engaging.

Produces Bright Skies in Landscapes

A photo of a highway with a vibrant blue sky

Vivid Blues. A road trip preset isn’t complete without specific settings for skies and horizons. We can’t miss it, of course — it helps define the overall motif.

In the After photo above, see how our vibrance and luminance boosts come together. The sky is now on a lighter, brighter, shade. It complements the highway scene much more beautifully, because of the resulting color contrast.

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Highway Trip is for Lightroom Mobile, Desktop, and…

You can absolutely use Highway Trip 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. If you need another landscape preset for Lightroom, go view our growing preset collection here.

  • 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 PresetLove.com