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How Presets Can Level Up Your Photos

April 5, 2021

Our phones have made taking photographs so much easier over the last few years. The cameras produce print-quality photographs and are always available. But even though the cameras have improved, the photos still need editing. Here are some examples of how presets can level up your photos: Presets Drastically Improve Photos With One Click It […]

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Our phones have made taking photographs so much easier over the last few years. The cameras produce print-quality photographs and are always available. But even though the cameras have improved, the photos still need editing. Here are some examples of how presets can level up your photos:

Presets Drastically Improve Photos With One Click

It can be so overwhelming to edit a photo. Exposure and highlights and shadows and contrast and temperature… it’s all too much! But with a preset, a photographer has already gone through and tested exact settings on a variety of photos to give you immediate and drastic results with one click. Even if you don’t change a single thing after you add the preset, it’ll have a new life.

 

Editing is Easy and Fun!

Once you’ve added the preset, it becomes so much easier to see what little tweaks you can make to make your photo absolutely perfect. Because ultimately, presets are the beginning of the editing process. A lot of photos look amazing with one click, but it’s also important to take a deeper look and see what can be edited more. Do you love the photo except for the exposure? Change that. Is the photo amazing but a little too warm? Change the temperature. It’s soooo much easier to make little edits once the bulk of the editing has already been done.

Presets Give You Options

When you get a preset collection, you have a whole set of presets to choose from for each photo. My preset collection comes with SEVEN presets perfect for all of your photos. There are two black and white presets and five color ones. You can try each of them out to see which one best fits the photo that you’re working on. I love trying out different presets on different photos. Some photos just work so well in black and white, and there are so many ways to create beautiful black and white photos.

You have a vision for your photos, and presets can absolutely help bring that vision to life.

 

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