Lightroom Presets for Dark and Dramatic Landscapes
Creative workflow with 7 modules and 56 presets for abstract landscape photography in Lightroom Desktop & Mobile.
These are not your average 'one-click presets'.
This product is designed as a structured workflow and consists of seven modules. This gives you the freedom to individually shape the final image with a selection of adjustment presets and develop a repeatable personal style in the process. A structured workflow frees you from the worries of where to start and what to do next.
Compatible with Lightroom Desktop and Mobile (DNG presets included)
All Lightroom presets are included in XMP, lrtemplate and DNG format to ensure maximum compatibility and flexibility across platforms and devices. → See also: Installation instructions and notes for mobile presets
The presets work for a variety of different landscape types, but unfold their full power in coastal, forest and mountain landscapes with clouds, fog or overcast skies.
How the presets work
This collection of Lightroom presets is created as a workflow (similar to my other products) and the 56 presets are grouped into seven modules.
There are 15 dark and dramatic presets (basic looks) to choose from, each with a slightly different focus, color scheme and atmosphere. Split toning is an integral part of this product and I recommend experimenting with the different split toning options from the third module after choosing the basic look and adjusting the exposure, highlights and shadows accordingly. The majority of the 15 basic looks have a rather bluish tint in the highlights and shadows, but the split toning presets from the third module range over all colors, from orange and teal to variants of green.
1. Dark & dramatic looks (15 presets)
2. Exposure (12 presets)
3. Split toning (11 presets)
4. Vignetting (6 presets)
5. Grain (4 presets)
6. Noise reduction (4 presets)
7. Sharpening (4 presets)
Developed for Lightroom Desktop & Mobile
All presets are compatible with Adobe Lightroom 4, 5, 6, CC, and Classic CC (.lrtemplate & XMP-files included) as well as the latest Lightroom Mobile app on iOS and Android. For Lightroom Mobile, you can choose either the synchronization method via Lightroom on your desktop computer or the installation method via DNG presets.
Also works with the latest version of Photoshop!
This product also works with Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) in version 10.3 or newer - that means you can use the presets in Adobe Photoshop, too.
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.
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One image. Numerous looks.
The exciting and truly inspiring feature of this product is that you can choose vastly different approaches to editing a single image. Often a variety of basic looks can be applied to the same image with great results, as shown in the example images from Norway and Iceland below.
Please keep in mind that after applying the basic look, you still need to adjust the basic settings of each image before going into the fine-tuning process. In particular, you’ll need to tweak the exposure (which you also can do with the presets from Module 2) as well as the highlights, whites, shadows and blacks in the Basic panel of Lightroom.
Quick editing videos:
- 56 Lightroom presets (XMP, lrtemplate and DNG format included to ensure maximum compatibility across platforms and devices)
- compatible with Adobe Lightroom 4, 5, 6, CC and Classic CC (Win & Mac) as well as the free Lightroom Mobile app for iOS and Android
- *also works with Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) in version 10.3 or newer - that means you can use the presets in Photoshop, too!
- optimized for JPG and RAW images
How to buy?
You can buy and download the Lightroom presets via Gumroad, a secure marketplace for digital products. Gumroad accepts Paypal and all major credit cards.
*For European customers: According to the EU VAT rules on digital products, private individuals must pay Value Added Tax (VAT) based on the country where they are located. Companies with a valid VAT identification number can enter it at checkout and the purchase will be VAT free.
Bundle Offer: Get all 7 Lightroom preset packs for only $75
This product is also included in the Complete Shop Bundle, along with six additional preset packs for moody landscape, travel and aerial photography. Get a total of 7 preset packs with a shop value of $233 for only $75! And the best part: All future product releases are also included!
Included in the Lightroom Shop Bundle:
- Dark & Dramatic Lightroom Presets
- Moody Landscapes (Signature Lightroom Presets)
- Forest Landscapes Lightroom Presets
- Aerial & Drone Lightroom Presets
- Polar Landscapes Lightroom Presets
- Black & White Lightroom Presets
- Surprise Bonus Preset Pack
- ... plus all future product releases!
Whether you’re just getting started or you’re a professional photographer, this is the ideal preset collection to speed up your editing workflow.
FREE Lightroom presets for Adobe Create
Adobe commissioned me to create seven Lightroom presets for landscape and travel photography that you can download for free on Adobe Create Magazine. This is a great way to test my presets and get familiar with the various editing possibilities.
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.
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