Dark Light Tales: Cinematic Lightroom Presets
This unique preset pack is based on my personal project Dark Light Tales, focused on cinematic landscapes and environmental self-portraits.
Create images that look like stills from movies and completely transform the narrative and feelings of your landscape and travel photos.
The presets develop their full power in coastal, forest, moorland and mountain landscapes with clouds, fog or overcast skies.
How the presets:
This product is divided into two parts: 15 different styles for the basic look of the image and 15 color grading presets for further refinement, as well as additional technical presets such as vignetting or grain. All presets are clearly named, ensuring intuitive navigation within Lightroom:
Please note: The presets make use of advanced color adjustments in Lightroom, such as Tone Curve for RGB channels, Color Grading and Calibration. It's best to start by opening all the panels and familiarizing yourself with the settings.
One image, numerous looks:
Often different looks can be applied to the same image with great results, and the color grading presets also make for exciting variations.
For Desktop & Mobile (DNG presets included for basic looks)
All presets use the Color Grading feature of Lightroom / Lightroom Classic (October 2020 release) and Adobe Camera RAW. This means that these presets are unfortunately not compatible with older versions of Lightroom. Please make sure you have at least one of the following versions installed:
- Lightroom Classic (Version 10.0 or higher)
- Lightroom (Version 4.0 or higher)
- Lightroom Mobile (latest iOS/Android version) - DNG presets are included for basic looks only
- Adobe Camera Raw for Photoshop (Version 13.0 or higher)
✓ Also works with Adobe Photoshop!
This product also works with Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) in version 10.3 or newer. That means you can use the presets in Photoshop, too.
More Before & After Examples
The examples give a realistic impression of the presets. Only the basic settings like exposure, highlights or shadows were adjusted manually; everything else is based on the presets.
- 40 Lightroom presets (15 basic looks / 15 color grading looks / 10 technical presets)
- XMP & DNG presets included (DNG presets are included for basic looks only)
- compatible with Lightroom Classic (Version 10.0 or higher), Lightroom (Version 4.0 or higher) and Lightroom Mobile (latest iOS/Android version)
- also works with Photoshop (Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) in version 10.3 or newer)
- optimized for JPG and RAW images
Your purchase options
Purchase the presets via Payhip, a secure marketplace for digital products that accepts Paypal and all major credit cards. By purchasing you agree to my return & refund policy
More Inspiration on Instagram:
Dark Light Tales on Instagram @dark_light_tales
Dark Light Tales series on Behance:
More about the creator of the presets
My name is Jan, and I'm a visual artist and fine art photographer based in Hamburg. My work focuses on atmospheric and abstract landscape photography of the distant North: Norway, Iceland, Greenland and beyond. Read more about me, discover my fine art and landscape series or learn about my coaching services for photographers.