Matte Pink is a free Lightroom preset that infuses images with a charming cherry blossom pink hue. It is a striking yet versatile look that can be applied to a myriad of scenes, including indoor and outdoor portraiture. The unique, subtle, feel makes this preset ideal as a unifying base for a series of blog photos.
Notice the mattified look in the After photo. Rose tones complement the subject’s skin tone very well; it layers the entire image yet does not overpower it. See how cool colors appear even more saturated, while warm hues are now more subdued.
What is particularly striking about this preset is how it unifies multiple elements in the photograph. It extracts particular magenta hues throughout the image and levels them. The flowers in the background above now have hues that appear similar to the subject’s hair. It thus adds a layer of meaning and appeal.
The After photo above is undeniably more captivating. It can now be perceived as a dynamic, cinematic, scene. The pinkish hues add an air of romance, too; instead of simply being a still shot, the image gives an impression of a story unfolding. The characters are more integrated, and the overall scene more sophisticated.
To further add life to the shot, the preset brightens images with increases in vibrance and whites. See how the sky in the After photo look sunnier and more vast than the original. You can notice more details and textures on the jacket as well, thanks to the preset’s moderate sharpening adjustment.
The strength of this Matte Pink preset is its punchy yet subtle mood, all thanks to a fine adjustment in the tone curve. The overall mattified look is dramatic yet not harsh; it transforms images without making them look artificial.
You can absolutely use Matte Pink 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 May 11, 2019