Dark areas turn into bright and beauty

Written by on August 11, 2009 in Presets - 9 Comments

Taking photos in the sun without a fill-light or reflector often result in dark shadows. To fix this issue you can use the adjustment brush in Lightroom and lighten up those areas or… you can use this preset which also gives another great effect. As you can see it brings a nice overall warm “pinkish” (nice word btw)  tone to the photo. To me this kind of style looks more fashionable than the original photo. Just look at the nice enhancement of the reflections in the sunglasses.

Preset in action

SOOC - Straight Out Of Camera

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PH Bright Beauty

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9 Comments on "Dark areas turn into bright and beauty"

  1. Sunny August 12, 2009 at 1:51 am ·

    Another great one, Pierre. Thank you.

  2. Sandy_in_MD August 15, 2009 at 1:16 am ·

    Wonderful – thank you!

  3. Tiffany August 15, 2009 at 4:32 pm ·

    Doesnt work…the file isnt in atn format…

  4. Pierre August 15, 2009 at 7:29 pm ·

    Hi Tiffany,
    No, that’s correct. The presets on this site are for Adobe Lightroom only. Not Photoshop Camera Raw.
    Sorry for the inconvenience.


  5. Dismayed August 23, 2009 at 1:53 pm ·

    Yikes! You’ve blown the highlights with this preset!

  6. 2esspresso September 1, 2009 at 5:37 pm ·

    This one is perfect, thanks!

  7. Sandy September 12, 2009 at 9:28 pm ·

    Lightroom is the bomb, thanks!

  8. sweetpapa February 4, 2010 at 7:40 am ·

    Love it. I’ve always struggled with hard shadows in bright sunlight. I’ll be using this one alot.

  9. Kim February 9, 2010 at 2:14 am ·

    Hrm, this is great! I tend to go cool, cool cool with photos so I need to get out of that habit! Thanks for your excellent site.

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