Romantic Paris is a free Lightroom preset that evokes the romantic atmosphere of Paris with a warm pink pastel hue. Its soft matte tones make it ideal for vacation photos, from portraits to cityscapes.
The examples below will show you how this vacation preset can be applied to all types of photography, whether indoor or outdoor. It works best on images taken under natural light, especially for producing its signature creamy pink tones.
Tints Photos with a Soft Pastel Hue
Rose Blush. This thematic filter translates the look and feel of Paris very well: it is warm, soft, and of course, romantic. Look at how the After photo above retains its varied highlights and shadows even with the rose-colored hue. This preset, after all, makes thorough adjustments in producing this tender coat of color.
The most apparent tweak is the addition of a magenta tint. Romantic Paris refines this even further by adding warm-pink tones in both highlights and shadows. As a result, your photos will have a rich and broad spectrum of pink hues each time.
Warms and Brightens to Reveal Details
Illuminates. This stylish preset also infuses warmth and light into images by increasing exposure (brilliance) and slightly muting highlights (airy matte texture). These work together to create that mellow look and feel.
To balance this, Romantic Paris preset also improves clarity and sharpening. See the After photo: you can now notice the details on the bottle and the woman’s white dress more easily.
More importantly, the After photo radiates more emotions now; it is tender, intimate, and somehow more personal.
Adds Crisp Shadows for Depth and Texture
Rich Shadows. This Romantic Paris preset has it all when it comes to setting that appealing tender vibe: it is airy, soft, matted, in pastel — but unlike other such presets, this one retains much detail and depth.
The preset deepens shadows and blacks, while on the other hand, it also illuminates whites. You therefore get a nice contrast between light and dark. You can notice this in the After photo above by looking at the awnings and the shadows cast by the morning sun. These may appear softer because of the pink hues, but they retain enough intensity to project depth. As a result, your picture will never appear flat or dull.
Gives a Stylish Café Ambiance
Parisian Café Charm. The example above shows how Romantic Paris exudes appeal even with its muted, less accurate depiction of colors. This gentle preset is ideal if you want to present the cozy ambiance of quaint cafes in your photos.
Even with its decrease in saturation and vibrance, any photographed food will remain visually appetizing because of the preset’s well-defined luminance settings. It boosts warm colors and some green, purple, and magenta tones. See this in the After photo above: the meat slices, wine, and capers look more illuminated than other hues.
Go ahead and try it on your travel photos, especially of your memorable dining experiences. With this unique motif, vacation pictures will look terrific in your Instagram.
Produces Clear, Soft Blue Skies
Pastel Skies. This preset’s effect on skies is simply breathtaking. To complement and add a contrast to its dominant rose tint, Romantic Paris boosts both the saturation and luminance of aqua and blue tones.
The perfect Eiffel Tower shot above shows it all. Notice how the mood drastically changed, too; the image now has a sophisticated look and greater sense of nostalgia.
Romantic Paris is for Lightroom Mobile, Desktop and…
Like all our presets, you can absolutely use Romantic Paris 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