New Year's Party Preset by

New Year’s Party

New Year’s Party is best used on holiday photos, but most especially new year celebrations. It adds warm pastel tones to images to create a cozy and comforting feel. We also love its light magenta accents and how they blend so beautifully with the rest of the motif.

Collection: Warm Presets
Best for: Indoor and Outdoor, Holiday Photos
Style: Bright, Warm Color Temperature, Some Magenta Tones

This preset looks amazing on a set of images, especially if you are setting up a common aesthetic. You can also use it as one of your Instagram presets so you can make your feed looks bright, festive, and professional.

Creates a Warm and Light Aesthetic

A light and warm photo of gifts with a warm new year preset applied

Blend of Warm Tones. To create a warm and cozy feel, we blend warm color temperature, some magenta tint, and light brown tonal accents. This is how the preset produces a warm aesthetic without washing out tones. As you can see in this photo of the gift boxes, New Year’s Party preset retains depth but minimizes the intensity of shadows. The overall result is a light and homey feel, which we think is perfect for a hopeful celebration of the coming year.

Moderately Brightens an Image

A light and warm photo of a man drinking coffee outdoors in the snow

Brilliance. The light aesthetic of this preset does not come from a simple exposure adjustment. We instead optimize the tones to reinforce the style: we brighten whites but mute highlights for a matte look, then lighten shadows. This helps reveal details that could be concealed by harsh highlights or shadows. This definitely works well on portraits! With this preset, you can soften the shadows on the subject’s face.

To more finely tweak the brilliance, we also tinker with the Luminance settings in the HSL panel. Here we make orange, green, blue, and magenta brighter than other colors. This adds balance to the overall image, too! Plus they look amazing on skin tones.

Reinforces Details

A warm photo of a sparkler that uses a warm Lightroom preset called New Year's Party

Clear Details. We make sure to bring out most of the details in your celebration shots, without overdoing them. We moderately increase clarity and sharpening, just enough to make the elements pop more. It is best to keep them looking natural, as you can see in this image.

This photo is also a good example of how the preset warms a photo. Compare the backgrounds and the overall brilliance. This preset can really, and instantly, transform the mood.

Produces a Custom Color Motif

An image of a small potted tree indoors, with a warm preset applied

Holiday Colors. As you can already tell from the examples above, this works well as a holiday preset. You can all the festive feel without making shots look artificial. You get the defining colors, too. We create this custom look by adjusting the hue and saturation of colors. We make yellows and greens warmer, then we pull purple and magenta towards the cool spectrum. These settings balance out the entire aesthetic.

New Year’s Party is for Lightroom Mobile, Desktop, and…

You can absolutely use New Year’s Party 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.

You can also find more presets with a similar aesthetic in our collection of warm presets.

If you need help using them, you can see our guide to learn how to install Lightroom presets.

  • 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

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