Ocean Breeze makes beach photos come to life with stunning vibrance! This free Lightroom preset was after all designed to enhance your summer photos. You get punchy colors, crisp details, and vivid blue hues. This effect just makes any body of water appear deep and rich. We also love how the preset completes the look by adding 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
Vibrant Blues. You can see the unique tweaks of this Ocean Breeze preset in the example above. Unlike many ocean presets for Lightroom, 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
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 soft 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.
You can also try our underwater Lightroom preset if you want a look that’s specifically designed for underwater photos. This optimizes lighting more extensively! Try it if your diving shots are a bit dim and if colors need to be amplified.
Accentuates the Details
Active Feel. 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 gorgeous airy hues, the effect is as exciting as it is calming.
We also have a vintage ocean preset that you can try if you are looking for a softer look. It has a nostalgic film aesthetic that will give any shot a classic style.
Sharpens Textures for Better Definition
Detailed Shots. 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 landscapes, 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 Lightroom 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
- Designed for Adobe Lightroom for PC, Mac, and Mobile
- Includes Lrtemplate and XMP preset formats for Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic desktop apps
- Includes DNG preset format for the free Lightroom mobile app
- Applicable to both RAW and JPG images
- 100% Free Preset Download
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