my point behind quickie edits are not to show extensive editing. often there is more that can be done. but i think you get the idea right?
this is a snapshot (gasp! why not share amazing images all the time? because i am keeping it real. i want the focus to be on the edit and what is going on not wowing you with my work)
i took this just after sunset. so the golden light is all gone leaving behind what? almost an overcast like shadowing which can make raw sooc skin tones kinda bleh.
i purposefully chose not to tweak the white balance so you could see what the presets are actually doing. not hiding behind a bunch of little tweaks or white balance fixes -
which frankly good white balance can make a ‘meh’ image ‘wow!’ just like that!
anyway back to our edit here…
Daybreak is a nice preset- it slaps that dull reddish skin away and replaces it with nice coloring…see?
i used the brushes to bring back detail that ethereal preset had washed out a bit. kodachrome adds a nice subtle but rich color depth to the reds and blues especially.
in photoshop i might tweak the skin tones a bit- they are pretty cyan here. you may not. i would also normally tweak the Tone Curve in lightroom but also did not here (so you could just see the presets at work)
but in just a few clicks and a few brush swipes you can see what i have done in less than 2 minutes on an image.