New Life free Lightroom preset captures the warmth and delicate beauty of newborn infants and children. It gives their photos a light airy softness that complements the tender emotions and memories they evoke. The most notable effect is the subtle touch of pink: it enhances skin tones well and adds to the overall charm.
This preset is ideal for gentle and diffused lighting. It works beautifully on indoor studio portraits and even those day-to-day captures at home. You can, therefore, use this filter when improving prints or even your baby posts in Instagram.
Gently Lightens and Brightens Photographs
Light and Life. New Life preset first adds light to the photo. This is fundamental to emphasize the subject and reveal as much of his or her delicate features as possible. It also serves as a base for further enhancements in color and tone.
To create this effect, New Life increases the photo's exposure. Then, as a part of its softening adjustments, it decreases contrast as well. You can examine the result of these improvements in the After photo above.
Enhances Skin Tones With a Touch of Pink
Pastel Pinks. The most noticeable aspect of this preset, and what defines its signature look, is its pastel pink hues. It is soft, tender, and charming. It gives off that distinct warmth that we cannot help but associate with infants and home. Best of all, these pink hues do not appear flat; on the contrary, it is complex, almost creamy.
To create this magical look and feel, New Life preset warms the photo temperature, tints it magenta, then adds light pink tones to highlights and shadows. These are all intricately blended to produce a unique aesthetic.
In the After photo above, notice how these hues have transformed the baby's photo. It has come to life, so to speak.
Softens Images with Fine Adjustments in Tone
Baby Soft. The preset fine tunes brightness by also adjusting tone. It brightens blacks, highlights, and shadows. To balance this and to add some depth, New Life also deepens dark areas, whites, and shadows in the tone curve.
Let us look at the results in the After photo. It is now visibly softer and brighter. Highlights are amplified but not overblown. Shadows, too, are softer — no harsh shadows overpower the image. You can notice the result the most on the baby's ears and the folds of her neck and arms. Notice how the dark areas remain defined and detailed because of this preset's balanced improvements.
Lightens Midtones for a Delicate Feel
Silky Smooth. You can notice at this point that New Life applies softening adjustments to various elements of the image. This time, the preset lightens middle tones and colors by decreasing clarity and saturation. This goes hand in hand with the pink tints; they blend incredibly well to produce that warm baby-soft look and feel.
Applies Accentuating Effects to Draw Out Baby's Features
Delicate Features. We know how important it is to emphasize the subject's features in any portrait, more so for infants and children. New Life preset does this in moderation and, more importantly, elegantly. See how well it sharpens images in the After photo above.
What is even more amazing is how it increases the luminance of orange, yellow, green, aqua, and blue colors — you can find these colors mostly on skin tones and eye colors. This adjustment adds some brilliance to those compelling eyes and soft skin.
Lastly, as a final touch, New Life preset removes noise to give the photo a nice polished look.
New Life preset is for Lightroom Mobile, Desktop and...
Like all our presets, you can absolutely use New Life 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.
- 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 January 23, 2020