Birds flying over crystal blue waters and sky

Ocean Breeze

Ocean Breeze is a free Lightroom preset especially designed to enhance your beach and summer photos. It boosts details and adds vibrance to blue hues. The effect makes water appear clear and vast. It completes the look with intricate pastel orange tones.

Try using this preset on your photos if you want to produce a serene scene with striking colors. It is perfect for outdoor photographs with bright natural lighting.

Produces Vivid Crystal Blue Hues

Clear blue waves crashing on the shore

Vibrant Blues. You can see the unique tweaks of this Ocean Breeze preset in the example above. Unlike many beach presets, it is much more than a flat blue filter.

The blue tones in the After image are vivid and luminous. In addition to these standard improvements, the preset also tints highlights and shadows to project more depth. Highlights have bluer tones, while shadows have hints of turquoise. You will notice how these make the details in the waves crisp and rich. What a transformative result: from grayish-green waters to crystal blue.

Infuses Photos with a Warm Vibrance

A woman walking towards the waves in the beach

Warm pastels. By now you can notice how Ocean Breeze is similar to the popular Orange and Teal preset. The difference lies in the blues: Ocean Breeze is suitable if you want natural blue tones. Only this will instantly and consistently make waters seem pristine. What the two presets share, on the other hand, is the noticeable warm, yet matte, color temperature. See how the color of the sand looks softer and warmer in the After image. This applies to the subject’s skin tone as well.

Accentuates the Movement of Water

A man surfing in crystal blue waves

Force in Motion. As mentioned above, the preset’s balanced tweaks to both highlights and shadows produce great depth and contrast. This, as a result, gives a greater impression of movement. You can compare the Before and After images above for this: it now seems that there is greater force and motion in the waves. This perfectly reinforces the surfing action in the photo. Even with the alluring soft hues, the effect is as exciting as it is calming.

Sharpens Textures for a Majestic Effect

Detailed top-view shot of surfers in a clear blue ocean

It’s in the details. The boost in clarity works hand in hand with the improvements for light and color. You can see every detail of foam in the looming wave, the coarse reef below, the surfers on their boards. The After photo even makes the sea look deeper and more massive because of the boosts in blacks, whites, and contrast.

You may try this preset on landscape photos, too, especially those that feature open skies. How this Ocean Breeze preset handles light and color may surprise you. It is, after all, a free preset with pro effects that can be enjoyed by Instagram users and professionals alike.


Ocean Breeze is for Lightroom Mobile, Desktop and…

Like all our presets, you can absolutely use Ocean Breeze 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


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