How to Get Deep, Rich Colors in Lightroom

Did you know that you can easily improve the colors of your Lightroom photos by making use of a few simple techniques?

If you've felt frustrated with the way that your photos are turning out when you're editing them in Adobe Lightroom, don't worry because you're not alone. It can be difficult to create memorable photos if you don't know the right tips and techniques. 

To help you understand what you need to do in order to use the right Lightroom presets in order to create stunning photographs, we've broken down the important things you need to know. Read on and we'll tell you how to start editing photos like a pro. 

The Basics of Using Adobe Lightroom Presets

Lightroom presets are filters for photographs that use pre-saved settings in order to edit large numbers of photos in similar ways. You can use them to make your photos look brighter with rich colors that are engaging for the viewer. 

Presets have become more popular in recent years because they can help you to add certain aesthetics to your photography portfolios that help them stand out from the rest. 

One of the great benefits of Lightroom presets is that they can save you a lot of time in your editing process. Even if you're new to Adobe Lightroom, you won't have a problem with using presets after you understand the basics of which ones are best for your needs and how to use them. 

Installing Adobe Lightroom Presets 

As the most popular photo editing application on the market, there are literally thousands of presets that you can use with Adobe Lightroom. The benefit of using them is that you can edit a batch of photos in minutes with the click of a button. Without using presets, it would be necessary for you to time-consumingly edit each photo independently. 

All you need to do to use them is apply the effect of your choice to your original photo and make a simple click to see the results. If you don't like what a certain preset does to your image, you can simply return to the original image file at any time you want. 

Before you start searching out presets, make sure that Adobe Lightroom is downloaded and installed on your computer.

Once you've done that, all you need to do is search for presets that interest you and download them. Since most of them come in the .zip format you'll need to unzip/extract the folder. Once you've done this, you should see .lrtemplate files within the unzipped folder

The next step is to open Adobe Lightroom and import your photos. Then simply go to the preset panel which you'll find on the left side of the program window. Consider creating a new folder so that you can easily keep your presets organized. You can do this by right-clicking on the preset panel. 

After you've made this folder, right-click on it and click "import." You'll see a new window pop up for you to navigate in order to find the presets that you've downloaded. From here all you need to do is select the presets you want to work with and click "import." 

Applying Presets to Your Images

Within the Abode Lightroom menu, you'll see a tab that says "effects." Click on this, and then click on "presets," which is located at the bottom of the menu. When you do this, you'll see a presets menu pop up. 

From here all you need to do is choose a preset and apply it to your image, and have fun with adjusting its settings. 

Easy Tips for Editing Photos

One of the challenges that you might experience when trying to edit photos is how to organize them. Most photographers return from photoshoots with their memory cards filled with hundreds of images. This is why organization is important. 

One great strategy that many photographers use is adding flags and stars to images that they want to come back to. You can quickly add flags by simply clicking the letter "p" on your keyboard when you see a photo that you want to flag. 

Another important thing to do when editing photos is to do it in stages. It's common for many photographers to break their work into several basic steps. 

The first thing to do is to import your photos into the program and add flags and select the shots you want to work with by adding flags and stars. The next thing to do is to add presets of your choosing and make edits for color and exposure. Then consider doing your fine-tuning for the image, which includes things like working with the healing brush and applying crops. 

Start With Free Lightroom Presets 

If you are using presets for the first time, it's usually a good idea to start with those that are free. The reason for this is that it takes time to develop an aesthetic and know what kinds of presets are best for your needs. By starting with those that are free, you can experiment first. 

Free Boho Cream Preset Sample

This easy-to-use preset helps to bring a bohemian-chic style into every photo that you use it on. If you are a free-spirited artist who doesn't want to conform to the norms of photo editing, then this is a great preset for you. It's also good for those who want to add a romantic touch to travel photos. 

The preset highlights whites, light brown, and dark red tones, which brings the spirit of the countryside into your photos. 

Bright and Airy Preset

This versatile filter is great for photos that capture moments with family and friends. Many people often use it for a variety of situations including showing off their new homes, or on baby photos.

It brings dreamy energies to any photo you use it with and leaves photos with a clean-laundered feeling. It brings out the natural beauty of every skin color. 

The Insta Cream Preset Sample

This is the free preset for you if you want your tones and color gradings to pop out at the viewer. It does this while also preserving the natural skin tones of everybody who is in the photographs that you use it on. 

It's a recommended preset to use if you are an Instagram influencer who wants to get attention from the photos that you post on your account. It brings an elegant and sophisticated feel to your photos. 

Other Free Flourish Presets 

The Boho Dream Preset: for making your photos look more delicate and soft. Click here to download for it free. 

The Moody Preset: a great preset for things like adventure, travel, weddings, and summer fun. Click here to download it for free. 

The Moody Adventure Preset: an ideal preset for outdoor photos and photos in the mountains. Click here to download it for free. 

The Insta Mom Preset: a preset dedicated to all hard-working mothers. Click here to download it for free. 

The Rustic Preset: A preset that captures rural countryside vibes. Click here to download it for free. 

The Product Photography Preset: this preset gives products bright, airy, and creamy tones. Click here to download it for free. 

The Summer Paradise Preset: this preset lightens blue tones and gives your skin a pinkish tint. Click here to download it for free. 

Bringing Out the Best Colors From Wedding Photography

Even if you shoot stunning photos at a wedding, it's inevitable that you'll need to edit them in order to bring out the deep colors and contrasts.

The Flourish Presets Wedding Bundle

Your wedding day is the most important day of your life. You've spent many months preparing for this special day, so why not make sure that the photos will be the best that they can be? 

The Flourish Presets Wedding Bundle includes twenty-one-of-a-kind styles and more than one hundred and seventy presets. If you're looking to invest in the best preset that money can buy, look no further. It includes everything that you'll for making creating the perfect wedding photos that you can cherish for a lifetime. 

 The Weddings Look Preset

This set of two presets is helpful for those who need to increase brightness and contrast, add warm tones, vignetting, and subtle sharpening. They work best when you apply them to underexposed images that need to be brightened. 

The Boquet Preset

This preset is helpful for those who need to add sharpening, clarity, and split-toning to their images. It is a good preset if you'd like to edit your wedding photos for posting on your social media channels. 

Adobe Lightroom Presets for Portraits 

It's important to have the right presets for shooting portraits in order to bring out the deep and vibrant skin tones of the people in your photos. There are many presets available for portraits, and choosing the right one depends on what your needs are. 

Color Print Film Emulation

This set of eighteen presets that comes in two volumes is a great option if you want your digital photos to look as if you shot them on a film camera. You can have fun with these and create stunning photographs with this preset. 

Flourish Presets Insta Travel

If you're setting out on the road and want to bring out brighter colors to your photos while at the same time leaving them with a muted vibe, then this preset is for you. It is a nice choice if you want to make skin tones look tanner. 

Newborn Baby

If you've got baby shots that you're editing, then this preset is for you. It increases the dynamic range of your photos while also giving your photos a soft and natural look. Though it's made for baby photos, it is also a preset that works well with any kind of portrait. 

It’s Never Been Easier to Create Great Photos

It's easier than most people think it is to make stunning photographs by using Adobe Lightroom Presets. There are options available for every kind of need and for every kind of photography.

If you're just getting started out with presets, be sure to experiment with those you can find for free before buying them. Once you know how to use them, there are many great presets that you can invest in. 

If you want to find out more about what it takes to create great photos by using presets, don't hesitate to reach out to us. We're here to help with anything that you might need.