Outdoor portrait of a family in the fields

Magic Moments is a free Lightroom preset that gives photos a nostalgic warmth. It combines the charms of classic retro and soft matte for that tender and memorable look. Images will appear bright and rich in detail.

This preset is ideal for family portraits and gatherings. You may try this sentimental preset on numerous event photos that you fondly want to keep.

The examples below will show you how this special Magic Moments preset brings out the sentimental afterglow in your captured moments.

Brings Captured Moments to LifeĀ 

A little boy in suspenders, with his family in the background

Brightened Scenes. Images shot under overcast weather can appear gloomy, as you can observe in the Before photo above. To remedy this, Magic Moments preset infuses your pictures with life and warmth: it increases warm color temperature and overall exposure.

The After photo looks livelier as a result. Notice also how the colors now pop more. This is because the preset increases contrast and subtly increases vibrance.

With these lighting adjustments, this preset is ideal to use outdoors. You would not need to worry about dim or uneven natural lighting when you use it.

Softens Light and Dark Tones for a Nostalgic and Dreamy Look

A family portrait of a mom in a red dress embracing her two boys

Memorable. The unique look that this Magic Moments preset applies is largely because of its softening. Both light and dark tones are muted; this works in conjunction with the boost in exposure, as shown in the earlier example.

This preset is not simply a flat adjustment in the brightness slider. Its tweaks are thorough: it softens highlights and shadows, and adjusts the tone curve to finely produce this effect. As a finishing touch to this effect, Magic Moments also increases the intensity of whites.

Go on and try this eye-catching filter in your Instagram. Not only does it look stunning and stylish, it also can emotionally captivate your followers.

Crisp Matte Textures

A mom and her baby sitting in a lavender field

Crisp in Matte. Notice how Magic Moments helps emphasize the subject in the photograph. In this example, the preset somewhat desaturates yellow and green hues; in an outdoor shot, this would mean any grass, trees, or foliage.

To draw one's attention to the subject, the preset enhances skin tones well. It achieves this effect by increasing the saturation and luminance of warm colors. See how the mother's and child's skin tones look more vibrant in the After photo.

As a finishing touch, Magic Moments preset amplifies textures with a boost in clarity. This improvement makes a lot of difference! See how the After photo above looks rich in detail now. Compare the grass textures a even the mother's now-lustrous hair.

Tip: You can experiment on this in your next outdoor photo shoot. Have some greens in the background and perhaps wear clothing with warm accents. The result will definitely surprise you.

 

Magic Moments is for Lightroom Mobile, Desktop and...

Like all our presets, you can absolutely use Magic Moments 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 September 20, 2019




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