Everything You Need to Know about the new Lightroom profiles
How are profiles (AKA: LUTs) different from regular Lightroom Presets?
- Preset Slider changes override any previous adjustments you’ve made. For example if you move the Shadows slider to +50 because the photo is too dark, and then apply a preset that has Shadows = 0, the photo will now have the Shadow slider at 0, not 50.
- Presets cannot use LUTs
Profiles / LUTs…
- Don’t move sliders
- Profiles can include LUTs or various settings and controls that Lightroom doesn’t have.
- Profiles have an Amount (like Opacity) slider for fine-tuning the results.
- They can be applied on top of existing edits and they won’t change them.
- Since the sliders aren’t overridden by a profile / LUT, you can modify your photo any way you’d like, and then apply the profile on top of the image.
- You can “favorite” a profile.
How are Profiles different from presets?
5 Cool features IN the new Lightroom Profiles
– Matt Kloskowski
- This is probably my favorite… Gone are the days of me creating 3 different versions of my presets (light, medium, strong) so that you can have more control over the effect. With the profiles/LUTs, there’s an Opacity slider so you can dial it to the exact strength you want.
- They let you get looks and style that you can’t just get within the regular Lightroom sliders and controls. For example, we can now get the look of a Overlay Blend Mode or the Gradient Map Adjustment Layer from Photoshop, right inside of Lightroom / ACR.
- Hover-over previews mean you don’t actually have to apply the profile to see what it’ll look like. Just hover over them and you get a preview right on your photo.
- They make it very simple to seperate your technical edits from your creative edits and styling.
- They’re easy to find and have a “favorite” feature so you don’t have to go searching around for your favorite ones.
Get 50% Off My Custom Profiles / Luts Bundle
The 4 SeasonsThis package contains 20 profiles that give the “looks” of the various seasons. It includes everything from subtle cold and blueish tones for winter, to saturated reds for fall, bright spring colors, all the way to warm and hazy for summer.
LandscapeThis package contains 25 profiles for landscape, nature and outdoor photos. They’re tuned for the colors we get outdoors and usually don’t take skin tones into account (but hey… it’s always worth a try to see some fun effects). You’ll find everything from warmer tones, to cold wintery looks, turning day into night, and profiles that look great on sunsets, waterfalls, and even foggy muted photos.
Portrait and WeddingThis package contains 25 profiles that are specially designed and crafted for Portrait and Wedding photos. You’ll find everything from subtle skin toning, warming looks, matte effects, all the way to fantasy and fun colorizing effects that you normally couldn’t get in Lightroom.
Black and WhiteOf all the profile packages that contain settings you can’t get in Lightroom, this is probably one of the biggest. This pack contains 20 profiles that bring the beloved Gradient Map and Channel Mixer B&W settings from Photoshop, right into Lightroom.
The Entire BundleGet All 4 Packs for 60% Off
- Includes the 4 Seasons Pack (20 profiles)
- Includes the Landscape Pack (25 profiles)
- Includes the Wedding and Portrait Pack (25 profiles)
- Includes the Black and White Pack (20 profiles)
- Includes videos on installing and using
- Includes a Visual PDF Reference for all Profiles
Or… purchase individual packages below
4 Seasons Pack
Wedding / Portrait
Black & White
download free profiles
Grab ’em now so you can see the possibilities.
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