Princess is a free Lightroom preset that is designed to bring winter photos to life. Even with the abundance of whites, this preset makes photos interesting by adding subtle warm and temperate hues. You will consistently get brighter and cozier pictures that are perfect for the festive holidays.
This Princess preset looks great on both indoor and outdoor photos because of its versatile and conservative adjustments. This is a go-to warming and brightening preset that can be used for all occasions, in any season.
Creates a Cozy Look and Feel
Sunny Winter. Princess preset produces a cozy and laid-back feel of sunny winter days. It enlivens overcast shots by brightening them with sunlit hues.
It is, after all, designed to replicate indirect sunlight. The adjustments are never harsh or intense; you simply get a well-lit scene. It produces this effect by increasing the photo's warm color temperature and its overall exposure.
Adds a Cinematic Air to Images
Film Nostalgia. You can see in the After photo above that, besides the basic brightening enhancements, Princess preset also tweaks some hues to better complement the rest of the image. This produces a nostalgic and classic look that gives pictures a timeless and sentimental feel.
The preset adds a subtle magenta tint throughout the image. This, in itself, is enough to evoke a cinematic atmosphere. You can see this effect mostly against high-key backgrounds, like in the middle section of the above example, where the bridge can be seen from a distance.
To enhance this even further, Princess preset adds some brown in the highlights, and some blue in the shadows. This produces a grungy effect that adds some winter texture to the image. See how the filter applies this in the After photo by comparing the building details.
Moderates Light and Shadows
Warmer and Calmer Whites. The preset boosts an image's contrast and vibrance to reveal more of its tones. This is especially important to a winter setting, given how white compositions are because of all the snow.
The preset, of course, moderates the stark blacks and whites in photos; Princess does this by decreasing highlights and whites, and lightening blacks.
Look at the woman's black coat in the photo above, for example: it is brighter and lighter and in tone. Its blackness is elegantly muted and nuanced now, too.
Mutes Colors for a Winter Feel
Winter Accents. You will see the winter accents of this preset in its muted warm tones. Just look at how matted the red coat is in the above After example. It is softer and less intense. It is closer to the warm winter aesthetic, too.
Finally, as a finishing touch to the overall warm winter look, Princess preset adds some vignetting to frame the festive moment.
Princess preset is for Lightroom Mobile, Desktop and...
Like all our presets, you can absolutely use Princess 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 July 4, 2020