A couple sitting under a cherry blossom tree, enhanced by a Lightroom preset

Smart Warmer

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 soft matte look and charming feel. Its mild hues also give photos a classic and timeless aesthetic.

Collection: Soft Matte Presets, Portrait Presets, Instagram, Warm Presets
Best for: Portraits, Fashion, Outdoor Photography
Style: Gentle warm hues, Soft tones, Moderate matte

This preset is one of PresetLove’s popular presets. It is a versatile one that sets a unique aesthetic across all types of photography. Portraits, most especially, look stunning with this preset. You can see the example Before and After photos below. Imagine these results on your photoshoots, or even your Instagram feed.

Warms and Softens Your Photos

A warm portrait of a woman in white cropped top and pants

Soft Pastel Hues. 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, too. 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.

Tip: Smart Warmer, because of its pastel hues, can be used as a thematic filter that will unify the look of a set published photos, whether online or in print. You will retain the natural look across all images, and link them all with an elegant, charming, blush.

Produces Rich Textures

A woman in a black dress, with street art in the background

Bright and Detailed. This preset remains faithful to the photo’s original colors, hence keeping the intended look. The After photo is charmingly brighter and subtly yellower. The mood seems more tender and more inviting now, too.

With this improvements in tone, the preset also pays attention to the texture of the image. It increases sharpening to reveal the defining details of a photograph. The textures on the wall, for example, are much more prominent now.

Removes Unwanted Shadows in Portraits

A  closeup portrait of a woman in a black coat

Brighter Expressions. Several adjustments in highlights, shadows, and blacks, come together to enhance captures of the human face. Look at the After photo above: the shadows around the woman’s eyes and on her forehead are subdued. This not only reveals more of her facial features, but also softens her expression. The result is somewhat gentler, exuding more character and charm.

Enhances the Hues of Natural Light

A man shooting with an SLR

Rich Brilliance. This versatile Smart Warmer preset also works well for outdoor shots. Smart Warmer, after all, works best when there is sufficient natural light.

The photo example above demonstrates how this preset gives a soft and sunny look. It further helps even out stark contrasts in images. Observe, too, how its unique tones unify background and foreground elements.

Sets the Mood with a Stylish Look

A woman in an olive green trench coat and a black beret

Captivating Motif. The effect can even be considered both classic and cinematic; this helps underscore the character of the subject.

Notice the difference in the example above. The After photo appears more stylish, also artistic. It now exudes a sophisticated air that is ideal for fashion photography.

With the warmer and brightened tones, the entire mood of the photo above is now transformed. Although softer, textures are enhanced, and the colors are only slightly muted.

Smart Warmer is for Lightroom Mobile, Desktop and…

Like all our presets, 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.

If you want more presets like this, be sure to check out our Soft Matte presets and Lightroom presets for portraits.

  • 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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