FREE Lightroom Sun Flare Glow Effect

A preset for Lightroom and Photoshop’s Camera Raw

The Sun Flare Glow Effect

Preset Overview:

Hey everyone! This preset was created on Easter evening while going through a post-Easter-Sunday-chocolate-sugar-high, so I can make no claims as to it’s accuracy or usefulness 🙂 But I do think you’ll like these presets. Basically, it’s a warm sunflare glow effect that makes a nice finishing touch on your outdoor photos.

Types of Photos:

It’s pretty simple. There’s a “Left Side” version and a “Right Side” version. They both emanate from the upper corner of the photo and were created using the Radial Filter. They add some warmth and overall brightness to the corner you choose. And they work best on photos that have some sort of sunlight visible in them to start with (so you probably wouldn’t like the effect on a photo taken on a cloudy day or in a studio). If you want to adjust the color or intensity, just select the Radial Filter, and adjust the settings.
  • Bright outdoor photos.
  • Photos with some area of sky.
  • Photos that are taken in a shady area outside.
  • Clean, bright indoor photos too.


  • Preset 1: MattK Sun Flare Effect Left
  • Preset 2: MattK Sun Flare Effect Left

Before / After:

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