Portrait Essentials — Lightroom & Photoshop Tools & Presets

Our Portrait Essentials presets are simple, clean, and authentic. Offering gorgeous true tones, and versatile options built to suit any situation. Each preset is designed to draw out the absolute best of any portrait, to evoke in the viewer a connection with the subject and a feeling of that singular moment in which the shots were captured.
  • 24 portrait general workflow presets
  • 26 stackable tool presets (tools are not included with the LR mobile DNG downloads)

Be sure to check software compatibility information below, prior to purchase!

About This Collection:

Compatibility: Users must have at least one compatible software from Adobe in order to use this collection:

  • Lightroom Classic or CC, versions 5.0 or later (purchased or monthly subscription versions; PC or Mac)
  • Lightroom CC for mobile (purchased or free versions; iOS, Android, Chrome)
  • Photoshop CS6 or CC (purchased or monthly subscription versions; PC or Mac)

Format: Immediate digital download. Three lifetime downloads of each file type. All downloads include XMP, LRT, and DNG files.

License/Use: These presets may be used for personal or professional editorial use, including social media. Preset files may not be shared beyond the immediate buyer.

The Collection (24): 

  • Black & White Clean – A simple, soft black & white look
  • Black & White Depth – A monochrome look with deepened shadows and softened highlights
  • Black & White Highlighted – A contrasty black & white preset with accented highlights
  • Black & White Sepia Film – Soft warm filtering overlay monochrome silky tones
  • Clean & Poppy – Natural coloring with a slight contrast boost
  • Cleansing Lift – Warmed greens, popped highlights, and an overall saturation boost
  • Deep Film – A rich film style with cooled greens and peachy highlights
  • Faded Analog – Soft filmy highlights and shadows, with warm overtones
  • Hazy Peach Highlights – A very delicate look with peach-toned highlights
  • Heavy Sun – Deep contrast with a rich warm overlay
  • Lifted & Cool – Cooling, poppy highlights compliment warming shadows
  • Light & Dreamy – A peach-toned preset with softened clarity and slightly reduced vibrance
  • Magenta Sunlight – Silky-soft warm tones along with customized individual color tones
  • Nostalgic Tones – Cooling shadows and warming highlights create a classic film look
  • Olive Wash – Heavy green undertones along with desaturated colors and hazy shadows
  • Plum Contrast – Customized hues and a luminance boost, over rich shadows and highlights
  • Portrait Warmth – A beautiful, warm look, with cooled greens and warmed reds
  • Rich & Colorful – Heavy contrast, popped highlights, warmed greens, and soft pastel overtones
  • Skin So Soft – A reduced clarity look with slightly altered color tones and a warming filter overlay
  • Soft & Desaturated – An overall desaturated look with reduced clarity and contrast
  • Spring Sun – A poppy preset with spring-toned colors and uplifting highlights
  • Subtle Peach – Slightly increased contrast and saturation, along with soft peach-filtered highlights and shadows
  • Warm & Rich – A modified filmy look with rich orange overtones and softened clarity
  • Warm Afternoon – Sunset coloring, with filmy shadows and boosted vibrance

Tool Presets (26):

  • Color Filters – Cooling, Peachy, Warming
  • Contrast – Increase, Reduce
  • Grain – Light, Strong, Zero
  • Highlights – Increase, Reduce, Reset
  • Image – Soften, Strengthen
  • Saturate – Decrease, Increase, Reset
  • Shadows – Airy, Deep, Reset
  • Tone Curve – Filmy, S-Curve Light, S-Curve Med, S-Curve Strong
  • Vignette – Light, Med, Strong


Photo Attribution: The photos featured in this collection are being used with permission from these amazing photographers: Natalie Gildersleeve, Coverstone Creative, Mama’s Love Photography, and Campbell & Co Photography. They may not be distributed, edited, or re-produced in any way without explicit and written consent from the photographers.

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