6. Presets Can Be Valuable
One of Lightroom’s many editing assets is its presets, and it’s worth exploring what they offer and can do for your work. Presets are like templates that allow you to assign specific edits to photos, individually or in batches. In the world of editing, they can be invaluable tools. Lightroom comes with some presets, but countless presets are available online, including those we offer on our website.
Presets can apply particular looks and effects to images, allowing you to create styles. You can add artistic effects such as old-time portraits, vibrancy, portrait vignettes, ethereal or moody looks, and more.
Be selective when selecting and applying presets to ensure the effects look natural. For example, wedding photographers might prefer presets designed especially for wedding portraits.
Lastly, you can make your own presets in Lightroom by saving edits to apply to other images. Making your own Lightroom Presets also allows you to create your unique branding style. Whether you make your own presets or use others, we urge you to use them selectively or risk creating images that aren’t realistic or authentic to the original scene or subject. Keep in mind that presets can be adjusted, so they’re not a set-in-stone template.