Smart Warmer is a free Lightroom preset that gently warms your entire image while keeping skin tones looking natural. It enhances portraits by giving them a tender, charming feel. Its softened hues also give photos a classic and timeless aesthetic.
Notice the change in color temperature in the After photo above. Whites are visibly warmer in tone, and this enhances the skin tone very well. The intensity of shadows is lessened, making the image appear softer. This is especially noticeable on the woman's face: there is now a softer glow, and the shadows are less harsh, particularly on her cheeks.
This preset remains faithful to the photo's original colors, hence keeping the intended natural look. The After photo is charmingly brighter and subtly yellower. There is also an increase in sharpening to bring out more detail in a photograph.
Several adjustments in highlights, shadows, and blacks, come together specially to enhance captures of the human face. The shadows around the woman's eyes and on her forehead are subdued. See how the After photo looks more inviting now, exuding more character and charm.
This versatile Smart Warmer preset also works well for outdoor shots. This gives photos a soft and sunnier look. It helps even out stark contrasts in images, and unify background and foreground elements.
With the warmer and brightened tones, the entire mood of the photo above is now transformed. Although softer, textures are further enhanced, and the colors are only slightly muted. The effect can even be considered both classic and cinematic; this helps underscore the character of the subject, or the dynamic of the captured moment.
You can absolutely use Smart Warmer 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 May 23, 2019