Night Leaks is a free Lightroom preset that transforms any nightscape into a breathtaking light spectacle. It has special radial filters that infuse photos with an elegant swathe of colors.
The transformation is stunning: the subject is now illuminated by a spectrum of colors — from a simple nighttime snapshot, to a rich dramatic photo. The warm white lights that plainly dominate the original photo are now a captivating splash of color.
Notice how this preset works well for photos taken with minimal light. The illumination from the sides of the road are tinted with cool hues in the After photo. Other light sources are now more defined, too: see the building windows and the car headlights down the street.
Harsh lights in photos can instead become accents that blend well with other photographic elements. In the After photo, you can notice how the glaring headlights of the bus now complement the wet, reflective, pavement. The resulting photo is also sharper, more detailed, as you can observe by comparing the subject's shoes above.
This free Night Leaks preset has cool hues that coat the image and add to the cold night feel. The dull grays in the background are now colorful and eye-catching. The subject, too, is more emphasized. Contrasts are increased along with shadows and sharpening.
All illuminated elements in the photo above are suffused with colors. Look at how significantly more appealing the image has become: the cityscape, even as a background, is now a point of interest. The effect isn't harsh; PresetLove's versatile Night Leaks preset can serve as a unifying effect for any shot. With it, any night scene, whether a vast night sky or a a glimpse of urban night life, can become alluring. If you are into night photography, this preset is essential to have.
You can absolutely use Night Leaks 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 March 31, 2019