Superia 400 free Lightroom preset replicates the signature look off the Fuji Superia 400 film. It is, as Fuji claims, daylight balanced: colors are vivid and tones appear crisp. Not only that, the preset also does a great job producing this Superia's ISO 400 look: it brightens images and adds fine grains to account for its light sensitivity.
This is an all-around preset that you can use for various types of daylight photography. It will look great on both indoor and outdoor pictures, given its boost in light, tone, and color. You can try it from portraits to landscapes, when travelling or even just lounging at home. This Superia 400 preset looks stunning on prints and as a filter to your Instagram photos!
Brightens and Boosts Colors
Bright Scenes. Many photographers would use the Fuji Superia 400 for portraits because of how it enhances skin tones and processes colors in clothing. It is, therefore, ideal in fashion photography whether shot outdoors or in a studio. Even selfies would look amazing with this preset.
In the example portrait above, notice how well-lit the After photo looks now, even when shot indoors. The preset creates this effect by increasing the exposure and contrast of the image. As mentioned, this partly accounts for the Superia 400 film's light sensitivity. To make it even better, with this brightening effect is also the amplified contrast: look at the woman's vivid shirt in the After photo.
Let us now compare the skin tones. The Superia 400 preset has made them warmer and more complex. It handles skin tones well because of the brightening, plus a split-tone adjustment in highlights and shadows. More about it in the next example.
Creates a Stunning Look With Its Fine Adjustments in Tone
Captivating Tones. It is amazing how this preset applies a thorough enhancement of photographic elements. Everything looks complementary. Simply look at that captivating After image: colors pop, tones add exquisite depth, and both highlights and shadows blend better with their subtle tints.
This stunning effect is a result of Superia 400 preset's distinct blend in tone. It softens shadows, increases whites, deepens blacks. These are fine-tuned even further in the tone curve.
As previously discussed, it is the split-toning that creates the preset's characteristic warmth, and it is most visible always on skin tones. For this look, the preset tints highlights with warm brown. It is a cozy type of warmth that adds a magical feel somehow. On the other hand, for the shadows, it adds an accentuating lime green. Look at the dim areas in the photo above and notice the difference.
Makes Images Vibrant
Vibrant Days. To further enhance its hues, Superia 400 preset further amplifies the vibrance of the image. Just look at the After photo above: with the discussed brightening and improvements in tone are the punchy colors. This works hand in hand with the boost in contrast.
Notice how green and vivid the grass and trees are now. It makes a huge difference; they looked dull, almost gray, in the original photo. This is the Superia 400 preset in action outdoors: it boosts the colors of nature incredibly well and helps you produce amazing landscape photos.
Lastly, to give images that unmistakable film polish, it also adds fine stylistic grains.
Superia 400 preset is for Lightroom Mobile, Desktop and...
Like all our presets, you can absolutely use Superia 400 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
This Free Lightroom Preset was last updated on July 21, 2020