Lightroom Presets are designed with a specific style in mind, there is a wide variety of them and naturally you can't help but wonder "how do I choose best presets for my photos?".
Here are a few tips that will ensure that you are choosing the best Lightroom Presets for your style:
1. BUY PRESETS THAT FIT YOUR STYLE
It might seem obvious but not all presets are meant for a specific photo you want to edit. That is simply because what works for one photo may not work for another. That's why we have a wide variety of presets for different occasions/themes.
For example you'd want to reach a clean and bright effect with Bright & Airy Lightroom Presets and these same presets won't work for photos which are meant to be used with Dark Shades Lightroom Presets:
You need to identify what type of style works best for you and select presets that match your style.
2. Carefully read preset descriptions and look at samples
Reading a presets description and looking at samples is vital. Look for words that describe what type of finish you desire. All our presets have clear and detailed descriptions and sample photos.
3. Try more than one preset
We would recommend to try a few Victoria Eden presets to pinpoint what works best for you and your photos. That's why we created a Master Collection of different mood presets for an amazing price.
Our presets are also categorised in Presets Collections depending on their theme, such as:
Interior Presets Collection
It makes sense to purchase a few presets from a specific theme colletion as results will vary slightly, but they will still be in the vicinity of what you're looking for.
For example if you don't achieve the look you were looking for with Cloud Lightroom Presets you might try Light & Airy Lightroom Presets and find that perfect fit:
We offer massive discounts if you buy a bundle of presets so that you can save time, money and also have a number of presets to try and compare effects.
4. Not all presets are created equal
Not all presets are created equal and some of them may not be the style or quality you are looking for. Many times you will find that "free" presets are of lesser quality and they also overwork images. This doesn't mean that every free preset is bad or not as of high quality. It simply means that you get what you pay for.
High quality presets take time to design, test, redesign and test more. If you value your time and also want the best results you might want to consider going for paid presets, such as Victoria Eden presets.
5. Skin tones
One of the most important things you should look for when choosing a preset collection is skin tone. Though presets can create a dramatic touch to your images, if that's what you wish to achieve, they should still maintain a beautiful skin tone.
Some of the best reviews we get all the time is that our presets enhance the skin, make it creamy and never overwork it.
Our premium presets are designed with skin tone as one of top priorities.
For example if you look at these photos from our Cali Lightroom Presets you'll see the difference in skin tone: