Kiss Me Tone is a free Lightroom preset that adds pastel pink tones to your images. It creates a light and airy look that is ideal for photos of weddings and engagements, couples, newborns, and children. It adds a soft and romantic atmosphere to any scene.
This tender preset is versatile enough to be used on various types of photography, whether shot indoors or outdoors. It is simply perfect if you specifically want an artistic color motif. This is great for captures of romantic occasions like Valentine’s Day, or even of quiet moments at home with family.
Because of its stylish look, Kiss Me Tone is great as an Instagram filter that will give your feed a cohesive, bright, and sweet look.
Coats Images with Pastel Hues
Soft Pastel. Kiss Me Tone preset produces its signature look by cooling the color temperature and blending it with some green tint. It is a setting that makes it unique among our rose pink presets for Lightroom. It then enhances the effect by adding a blue-violet tone in the shadows. As you can observe in the baby’s portrait above, these adjustments create a complex balance of warm and cool tones.
Pay attention to how this preset transforms the overall look and feel. It makes the photo look more tender and ideal for the subject’s gentle expression. Look at how the preset transforms the girl’s hair, eyes, and soft skin.
Moderates the Intensity of Dark Tones
Lighter. The preset softens the tones to match its pastel aesthetic. It lightens blacks and shadows and tweaks them further in the tone curve. This is balanced out by a brightening of the light tones as well.
You can observe the result in the woman’s outdoor portrait above. Notice how Kiss Me tone handles both dark and light areas. The sunlight in the background looks more illuminated, while the dark tree trunks and the woman’s skirt are lightened.
As you can see in this example, the aesthetic is similar to our retro pink Lightroom preset. That one just has a prominent matte texture that will remind you of analog styles in the past. If you are looking for a more classic aesthetic, we recommend that you try it, too!
Refines Color and Midtone Contrast
Moderate Hues. Given Kiss Me Tone’s subtle look, it is understandable that it does not boost contrast and clarity so much. It does, however, refine the settings to make sure that the motif would look cohesive. The preset slightly lowers color contrast for softening and increases clarity for depth.
Optimizes Vibrance and Saturation for Skin Tones
Enhanced Skin Tones. Kiss Me Tone optimizes its settings for color intensity so that it can produce soft skin tones. It increases vibrance and lowers saturation; as a result, you can get richly colored hues that appear natural. Even with its elaborate colorful effect, this preset will not make photos look artificial.
You can see the effect in the baby’s After photo above. Notice how Kiss Me Tone works best on such images with diffused lighting; this means that you would not have to deal with uneven tones, unwanted shadows, or overblown highlights. If you want to show off the preset’s pastel colors, you can apply it to high-key images or pictures that are full of white elements.
Accentuates Cool Hues
Cool Colors. The preset refines color saturation even further by tweaking the colors in Lightroom’s HSL panel. It primarily increases the saturation of aqua and blue. Kiss Me Tone does this so that it is optimized for outdoor use. You can clearly notice its effect on the scene’s blue skies and bodies of water.
Lastly, to complement the above adjustment, the preset also lowers the color luminance of yellow. This adds a rich and radiant gold into the image, serving as an elegant accent in the photograph.
Kiss Me Tone is for Lightroom Mobile, Desktop and…
Like all our Lightroom Presets, you can absolutely use Kiss Me Tone 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
- Designed for Adobe Lightroom for PC, Mac, and Mobile
- Includes Lrtemplate and XMP preset formats for Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic desktop apps
- Includes DNG preset format for the free Lightroom mobile app
- Applicable to both RAW and JPG images
- 100% Free Preset Download
Need help with the presets? You can visit our guide to learn how to install Lightroom presets.