Coffee cups in a flatlay image

Soft Flatlay

Soft Flatlay free Lightroom preset gives every flatlay a warm and inviting look. It makes photos look cozy: with its brown tones, it is ideal for portraying the atmosphere of home. The unsaturated matte aesthetic also adds a touch of elegance. If you are looking for a soft or pastel brown motif, this is the preset to go for.

Collection: Warm Presets
Best for: Indoor, Flat Lays, Food
Style: Soft Matte, Pastel Brown Tones

Given its intricate settings, Soft Flatlay is perfect for your blog and social media flatlay photos. It is also great as an Instagram filter, for creating a cohesive and professional look. You can make the most of Soft Flatlay’s intricate hues by applying it to images with evenly diffused lighting. Try it when doing product shots and even food photography. It adds an unforgettable bright and sweet look.

Creates a Distinct Cozy Feel

A warm flatlay photo of a pie

Pastel Brown. The preset creates its unique appeal by blending some warm browns and soft magenta. To create this stylish aesthetic, it first increases the warm temperature of the image. It then adds some subtle magenta tint. Even with these two adjustments alone, you already have a nice and gentle layer of mocha hues.

The preset proceeds to further enhance this effect. To accentuate some depth, it also adds some warm brown to highlights and shadows. It complements this by amplifying contrast as well, to intensify some colors.

You can examine the result in the above example. Notice how the added layer makes the pie look sweeter, more delectable, and simply comforting. This preset is definitely great for desserts

Softens Tones for a Matte Look

A strawberry fruit flatlay

Moderated Tones. Soft Flatlay compresses tones to make them look soft and even. It also creates its notable matte aesthetic. For specifically, it softens whites and highlights, while it lightens blacks and shadows. These are even more intricately tweaked in the tone curve.

These even tones are best for flatlay; after all, you want the elements to look even, without harsh tones — ideally, too, the image should have little to no contrast between highlights and shadows. This can be difficult if photographing from above, and if you have uneven lighting. In such cases, you will find Soft Flatlay preset essential.

Moderates Color Intensity

A warm flatlay image of chocolate and coffee beans

Undersaturation. To go with the overall motif, the preset lowers the saturation of colors. This makes them less intense. Then, it also slightly decreases vibrance to further soften some hues.

On the other hand, and to balance out these improvements, it also amplifies clarity. This ensures that the midtones remain crisp and vivid. As you can see in the example above, the preset makes sure that you get much of the texture through an increase in sharpening.

Increases Luminance for a Brilliant Look

A flatlay image of a food bowl

Cozy Brilliance. Soft Flatlay increases the luminance of all colors. This, therefore, produces brilliant colors; it is, after all, ideal when promoting various objects in flatlay format. It makes every element interesting, too.

You can notice the results in the above After image. Even with the muted tones and silky browns, you can still observe the intricate hues. This preset’s balanced adjustments all come together to make a stylish and captivating flatlay.

Soft Flatlay preset is for Lightroom Mobile, Desktop and…

Like all our presets, you can absolutely use Soft Flatlay 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

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