Sunset is a free Lightroom Preset suitable not only for photos of the sunset itself, but also of the dramatic golden hour. This beautiful preset also adds an elegant matte shade that gives a magical feel to sky and sunset shots.
To create its surreal effect, this Sunset preset amplifies the saturation of warm hues, while it also decreases that of cool colors. So if you want to emphasize the intricate colors of your sunset scene, this is the preset to go for. It might just be what you need to give that vacation photo an extra appeal. This will consistently produce stunning photos that will captivate an audience, or even followers in social media like Instagram.
Boosts Warm Tones to Bring out Sunset Hues
Sunset Radiance. In the example above, observe how this Sunset preset mutes the sky's tones; this makes a softer backdrop for the sunset. To make its rays more visible, the preset further boosts the saturation of warm tones. This creates the captivating deep orange and yellow tones in the horizon.
Also notice how the After image is now more dramatic with the emphasized details in dark areas, especially in the lower half of the background.
Creates Breathtaking Scenes
Stunning Landscapes. The Sunset preset makes images pleasant and immersive, so much that it would feel like you're watching the sunset with your own eyes. Just look at the scenic mountain landscape above.
The After photo is striking with its wider contrast between warm and cool hues. Again, the preset creates this effect by amplifying the orange sunset and softening the blue sky. The tangerine hues pop more against the dimmed horizon.
See also how this filter subdues highlights and blacks, while it heightens shadows and whites, as seen in the field above.
Adds a Dramatic Magenta Tint
Dramatic Sundown. The preset adds a subtle magenta tint to the photo to give an impression of depth to the gradiation of colors. This modest adjustment, more importantly, is enough to underscore the melancholic feel that sunsets exude and are known for.
To draw our focus to the sunset itself, the preset also adds vignetting and smoothens the image with some noise reduction.
It further defines textures with an increase in clarity. You can see more of this in the last example below.
Accentuates Textures to make Photos Immersive
Rich Details. The preset enhances the image above with its custom tone curve and a boost in contrast. To make the scene even more appealing, it increases clarity as well.
The resulting After photo is now rich in both texture and color. It is bold, melancholic, and immersive. See how the waves are more defined, and how you can now admire more of the sunset's nostalgic warmth.
Sunset preset is for Lightroom Mobile, Desktop and...
Like all our presets, you can absolutely use Sunset 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 January 26, 2020