Lightroom Presets take your images to a whole new level. Lightroom uses the term presets to name a set of adjusted filters to add a unique visual effect to the photos. If you learn how to save presets in Lightroom Classic CC, it will be easy for you to create presets according to your own preference.
In order to save a new kind of preset, you need to first edit an image using edits that you want to create a preset from. This way, whenever you want to adjust an image, you have the option of using the saved preset you created which can save you a lot of time.
Editing your photos in Lightroom Classic CC is fun, but it takes some practice to master the adjustments. It is the art of balancing the exposure, temperature, saturation, and several other sliders so that they give the right effects on the image.
While there are several presets available to buy and download, sometimes they don’t have the specific look you’re trying to achieve. The good news is, Lightroom allows you to create your own custom presets.
Before you start editing an image, it’s good to have a clear goal regarding what type of look and feel you wish to achieve after editing.
For example, you may want to bring vintage vibes to a vibrant home taken near the ocean. Or, you may wish to change an image’s tone from sharp to soft and dreamy. After you import the image from the library and enter the Develop module, go on to make the adjustments to the image.
You can make edits including adjusting the sliders in the Basic Panel, changing the Tone Curve, moving HSL sliders, and increasing the sharpness of your image.
Once you’ve edited your image to your liking, it’s time to save the edits as a preset.
To save your preset, do the following:
At times, you may wish to make some adjustments to your preset or create a slightly different version of it to add to your presets pack. Lightroom Classic allows you to update the adjustments very easily.
You can also create presets using the Adjustment Brush, the Graduated Filter, and the Radial Filter tool. These tools provide highly precise effects to areas where you apply the mask. If you create presets using these tools, they will be very useful for giving instant touches to your photo’s specific areas, like brightening the eyes.
Here’s an example of saving a preset using Adjustment Brush.
In Lightroom Classic CC, creating and saving a preset is not a complicated process. If you love the effects you have added to a photo and want to save it, you simply need to follow the steps mentioned above. You can then apply it to the photos in Lightroom with just a click.