Whether you’re an amateur shutterbug or make a living through your camera’s lens, Adobe Lightroom is a fantastic photo editing tool for both casual and professional photographers.
Turning your pictures into beautiful works of art is as simple as finding the right preset, and if you want to make your images look especially dramatic and powerful, a cinematic one is exactly what you need. Read on to discover the best cinematic Lightroom presets (and preset packs).
How can I use cinematic effect Lightroom presets?
All of these presets and preset packs can be applied with a single click from within Adobe Lightroom. You also do not need the full paid version of Lightroom to enjoy these cinematic presets – the free version is just fine.
Urban photographers will love how this pack of presets brings out the contrast in their images. It sharpens and enhances the details and lines in objects like bridges, walls, sidewalks, and cars, giving the photo a gritty quality that makes you feel like you’re in the heart of a busy downtown metropolis. This pack is made for mobile, so you will only be able to use it on the Lightroom app. It is compatible with both iOS and Android, and can be used to edit JPEG and RAW images.
This pack of three presets is all about bringing out the cool tones in an image to create a moody cinematic feel that looks straight out of a feature film. From landscape photos to portrait photography, you really can’t go wrong with this preset: “take one” brings the drama in a big way, doubling down on dreaminess and emotion. This pack is made for the Lightroom mobile app, and is compatible with both iOS and Android. Can be used to edit JPEG and RAW images.
Are you a traveler at heart? Are you constantly surrounded by towering mountains, snow-capped peaks, rolling hills, and the open road? “Wildlife story” is for adventure-packed photos of landscapes and natural scenery, taking the colours of the world to the next level with the perfect amount of contrast, saturation, and dramatic hues. This pack is made for the Lightroom mobile app: it can be used in iOS and Android to edit JPEG or RAW images.
This dramatic preset plays with muted tones to create a distant, dreamy quality that will make your photos feel completely transformed. Best used for portrait photography, this preset will enhance facial features to give them unique definition, while creating dramatic contrast and unique colouring in the background. This pack is made for mobile, so you will only be able to use it on the Lightroom app. It is compatible with both iOS and Android, and can be used to edit JPEG and RAW images.
Crank up the drama with Lightroom presets
You’re just a click away from creating incredible photos using unique Lightroom presets. Visit The Preset Story to browse our full collection, and find the perfect preset (or pack) to make your photos pop.