Soft & Warm
Free Landscape Lightroom Preset
Compatible with Lightroom 5, Lightroom 6, Lightroom Classic and the Creative Cloud (CC), and Lightroom Mobile.
How to Use Free Lightroom Preset
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My free Lightroom presets work with images in different formats (RAW, JPEG, PNG, TIFF…). But I highly recommend using a RAW format, which offers the most flexibility and produces the highest quality.
If you need RAW images to practice Lightroom preset based editing, please visit my free library of RAW images. Fee free to download and use them for practice: Free RAW Photos for Editing
For the demonstration, I used the landscape image (RAW format) I took in the vicinity of Montreal.
The main challenge with the featured image was to balance the exposure. Straight out of the camera photo has very bright highlights and dark shadows, and the goal was to recover the highlights and brighten up and soften the shadows.
The Soft & Warm preset does precisely that. It reduces the dynamic range of contrasting scenes. Plus, it adds warmth to the entire image. It should work nicely with the photos taken during the sunsets and sunrises.
First, I applied the Soft & Warm preset.
The original RAW photo was underexposed by at least 1/2 stops and I knew well in advance that I would need the help of TOOLKIT presets to fix it.
The TOOLKIT is the collection of Adjustment Presets. The presets allow fine-tuning of a photo without altering the style and Lightroom editing tools.
You can download the TOOLKIT Adjustment Presets, which is part of my free Travel Preset Collection, here: Free Travel Preset Collection
Next, I used the TOOLKIT.
I applied the following adjustments:
09. Open Shadows +++
32. Vignetting ++
42. Midtone Contrast +
The Editing Formula: Soft & Warm (9, 32, 42)
And here is the final result:
Free Lightroom Presets Download
Below please find the complete free lightroom presets download (zip) library.