One-click photo edits tend to miss finesse and style – unless you do it yourself with one click. You can think of Lightroom presets as custom photo filters that allow you to apply a manipulation that was originally several minutes (or longer), with a single touch or click on any image.
Buying Lightroom presets will boost your work Creating your own preset library gives you complete control over the look of your photos and allows you to develop your own personal style. The process is surprisingly easy, but there are a few tricks to get it right. To create presets in Lightroom Classic and Lightroom CC.
The key to creating successful presets
Lightroom presets assign exactly the same settings to each photo. The trick in creating presets is to understand how these adjustments work and what should be included in a preset (and what not).
Lightroom presets move each adjustment slider to the same position regardless of where this slider starts. This is usually fine for sliders such as lights and shadows, where each unprocessed photo starts at zero, but not for things like white balance and hue. For example, a Lightroom preset will not add 200 degrees to the temperature controller ̵
This becomes a problem when you apply a preset that was originally created for a golden hour photo to an image that was taken under fluorescent lighting. For this reason, white balance settings should generally not be included in a preset.
Of course, white balance is the only thing that looks different under different lighting conditions. From saturation to contrast, a different level of fine tuning may be required depending on the situation. One solution is to create separate presets, e.g. Presets are also not the only Lightroom tool for fast photo editing – The Sync tool applies the same settings to multiple images as well. However, both tools have very different uses. A preset is ideal for creating a style that you can apply to images in multiple collections. The sync tool can be used to correct images taken under similar conditions. If style presets are ideal, syncs can also be used to correct bugs.