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100 Free Lightroom Presets and LUTs for Photography (and How to Use Them)

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Lightroom presets: with one click, you can apply your favorite styles to any image. In this article we showcase top presets and Look-Up Tables (LUTs) from Envato Elemets, review some of the web's best free preset offerings, and look at how to create and use a Lightroom preset with your own photography.

Where to Get Top Adobe Lightroom Presets with Unlimited Use

If you want professional-level presets, Envato Elements has popular Lightroom preset packs in every style. There are preset packs for everything from wedding Lightroom presets to Lightroom film presets. And the best? You'll get unlimited downloads of Lightroom presents with a subscription to Envato Elements,

And you can now take advantage of a free month of unlimited downloads when you sign up using this special link. Download Lightroom presets, Photoshop actions, stock photos, video footage, and much more. It's everything you need to take your photography to the next level—completely free.

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12 Top Lightroom Presets From Envato Elements

Here are just a handful of the Adobe Lightroom Presets available from Envato Elements.

1. 50 Dark City LUTs Pack

Film-style Lightroom presets are very popular, and this pack of 50 Lightroom presets will give you an amazing cinematic looks. Ease-to-use LUTs need only a few clicks to apply

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2. 10 Perfect Tones Lightroom Preset

Are you a portrait or editorial photographer? Lightroom presets for portraits can make your workflow faster and more consistent. These ten Lightroom presets for mobile and desktop make it much easily get the perfect tone and balance for your images.

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3. Outdoor Deluxe Edition Lightroom Presets

If you're a travel photographer, or simply enjoy editing your outdoor shots, these Lightroom landscape presets are especially created for outdoor scenes. Get three Lightroom presets for mobile and three for desktop. 

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4. Wedding Tones Action & Lightroom Presets

If you're a weeding photographer, you know wedding Lightroom presets make your work easier. This new wedding Lightroom presets pack is a great option. These Lightroom presets create a catchy and sharp look that stands out from the rest, giving you images with a unique style.

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5. Monochrome Wedding Lightroom Presets

Black-and-white wedding photography has a classic and elegant feeling. The easiest and best way to create black and wedding photos is with Lightroom presets, and these brand new Lightroom presets will help you create your own signature monochrome look in less time. There are two black and white presets for Lightroom on mobile and two for desktop Lightroom.

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6. Lightroom Presets For Portraits

If you're a portrait photographer, you've got to have the best Lightroom presets for portraits in your toolkit; this Lightroom presets pack is a great option. The Essential Beauty Portrait Collection includes 14 unique effects that add color and depth to your portraits. Don't hesitate to try these non-destructive Lightroom presets for portraits.

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Lightroom Presets for Portraits

7. 100 Lightroom Film Presets

This film presets pack is one of the most complete sets we've seen to give your photos a film look in a few clicks. This Lightroom preset bundle includes 100 desktop presets, 100 mobile presets, 100 Adobe Camera Raw presets and 100 universal LUTs.

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100 Lightroom Film Presets

8. 50 Light and Airy Lightroom Presets and LUTs

The light and airy Lightroom presets bundle is ideal for portrait, wedding and travel photography. You'll get 50 mobile presets, 50 classic Lightroom presets, 50 Adobe Camera Raw presets and Light and Airy LUTs.

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50 Light and Airy Lightroom Presets and LUTs

9. Monocrom Lightroom Black and White Presets

This Lightroom black and white presets package contains 16 premium effects that are perfect for photographers and graphic designers. They have all been created with precise calibration adjustments to bring your images to life using powerful tools and professional methods.

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Monocrom Lightroom Black and White Presets

10. Editorial / Magazine Lightroom Presets

Editorial photography often has that high key, bright style to make it stand out. This package of presets helps you recreate that style. Add those presets to bring a publication-ready style to your images.

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Lightroom Editorial preset

11. Night Photo Lightroom Presets

Ever spend a night out capturing photos as blurry as your memories? These photos capture the spirit of night photography perfectly. Use the 20 styles for your late-night photography escapades.

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Night photo Lightroom Preset

12. PRO Lightroom Landscape Presets

For photographers, half the fun of travel is capturing images on the trip. There's a certain style that brings travel photography to life, and these Lightroom landscape presets have that style. Use them to rapidly edit the countless images you shoot.

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PRO Lightroom Landscape Presets

Didn't fin the Adobe Lightroom presets you were looking for in this selection? Don't worry. Be sure to browse Envato Elements' big library. We add new Lightroom presents regularly!

How to Use Lightroom Presets

As Lightroom's popularity has increased, so has the quality of presets to modify and enhance images. Because Lightroom is a "non-destructive" image editor, we can easily try out all types of presets and not change the original image file. This makes it easier than ever to experiment with applying effects to your photos.

If you're new to Adobe Lightroom Presets, watch this quick tutorial about how to use Lightroom presets.

How to Install Lightroom Presets

If you've downloaded other presets, you will need to install them in Lightroom in order to use them. Here, you'll see how to install Lightroom presets. Often times, presets will come in packs in zip archives. The first step will be to extract the zip files to a folder on your computer.

Keep Your Presets Organized

After extracting the presets, the first thing that I like to do is right-click in the Preset panel and create a new folder for my downloaded presets. I like putting all of my custom presets in their own folder to keep things organized.

Create a folder to keep your presets organized

After we've created your folder for presets, all that we need to do is right-click the folder you created and then choose Import.

A window will pop up to allow us to browse to the folder with the presets we downloaded. Point it to the folder of you want to install, and then select the presets to add to Lightroom. You can select multiple presets by holding shift and clicking to select a range of presets.

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After choosing to import images, point Lightroom to the folder with the presets you wish to

Click Import to confirm and that's all that there is to it! Your downloaded presets are now ready to use.

How to Make a Preset in Lightroom

Don't worry if you don't know how to make a preset in Lightroom. Creating presets in Lightroom is a breeze! It takes just a few steps to create your own custom preset. The first step is to enter the Develop module by pressing "D" on the keyboard, or by clicking on Develop at top right.

Lightrooms Develop module
Develop options include all of the image tweaks you'll need to adjust your images to perfection.

Make Changes and Adjustments

Next, use the settings on the panel on the right to apply some settings to an image. You can tweak exposure, adjust curves and black levels, and even apply custom color effects. Additional options such as lens corrections are also available.

Develop options include all of the image tweaks you'll need to adjust your images to perfection.

Now that you have applied some settings to the image, you've laid the groundwork laid to create a preset with. Any settings applied to the image are now slated to be added to the preset.

Save Your Preset

On the left side, you'll see the panel that features presets. To create a new preset, all that you need to do is press the "+" button. Now, a new window appears that allows us to customize the settings to include in the preset. Each portion of the effects we applied can be either checked or unchecked to include within the preset.

Save new preset button

After you press the "+", a list of options comes up. This window uses the settings you've applied to the active image as the basis for the new preset. Unchecking each individual option allows us to exclude that adjustment from the preset.

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Tick every setting you want to include in the preset.

After choosing what parts of the edit that you want to include on the edit, make sure to give it a name and then press "Save." That's it! You now have presets, ready to apply to your images.

Settings like exposure, white balance, and noise reduction typically aren't included in presets; it's better to adjust these on a case-by-case basis.

Top Free Lightroom Presets

Not ready to pay for premium Adobe Lightroom presets? Check out the Lightroom presets free downloads from around the web.

1) WhiteSnow Free Lightroom Presets

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2) Cross Processed Look

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3) Trey Ratcliff's Lightroom Presets (pack of 7)

Email address required.

4) Color Cream Wash Free Lightroom Presets

Color Cream WashColor Cream WashColor Cream Wash

Email address required. Included in pack of 5.

5) Float

Float Lightroom PresetFloat Lightroom PresetFloat Lightroom Preset

6) Nicolesy Matte Free Lightroom Presets

Nicolesy MatteNicolesy MatteNicolesy Matte

Email address required.

7) Cinema Stock 1

8) Soft Pastel

Soft Pastel presetSoft Pastel presetSoft Pastel preset

9) Guava Jelly

Email address required.

10) TVK Free Lightroom Presets

11) Grainy Matte

12) Touch of Drama

Touch of Drama Lightroom presetTouch of Drama Lightroom presetTouch of Drama Lightroom preset

Email address required. Included in pack of 5.

13) Drama Queen

14) Chic Vixen Free Lightroom Presets

15) BeArt HDR

BeArt HDRBeArt HDRBeArt HDR

Email address required. Included in pack of 20.

16) Vintage HDR

Vintage HDRVintage HDRVintage HDR

17) Favorite Film Free Lightroom Presets

Favorite Film Lightroom PresetFavorite Film Lightroom PresetFavorite Film Lightroom Preset

18) Binnian

Binnian PresetBinnian PresetBinnian Preset

Requires email address.

19) Vintage Free Lightroom Presets 

VintageVintageVintage

20) Cherry Blossom

Cherry Blossom LRCherry Blossom LRCherry Blossom LR

Email address required.

21) Autumn Road

Autumn RoadAutumn RoadAutumn Road

Facebook page like required.

22) Romantic Matte Free Lightroom Presets

Email address required. Included in pack of 20.

23) Soft Blue

24) Film-Inspired Preset

Film Inspired PresetFilm Inspired PresetFilm Inspired Preset

25) BeArt Kodak Free Lightroom Presets

Email address required. Included in pack of 20.

26) Free HDR III

27) Turquoise

Turquoise lightroom presetTurquoise lightroom presetTurquoise lightroom preset

28) B&W Romance

Included in pack of 5. 

29) Film Landscape

Film LandscapeFilm LandscapeFilm Landscape

30) Vintage Eye Candy

Vintage Eye Candy PresetVintage Eye Candy PresetVintage Eye Candy Preset

31) Silver Lining

Included in pack of 5. 

32) Pink Velvet

Pink Velvet presetPink Velvet presetPink Velvet preset

33) BeArt Green Film Free Lightroom Presets

BeArt Green FilmBeArt Green FilmBeArt Green Film

Email address required. Included in pack of 20.

34) Old Brownie

35) Vibrant Color

Vibrant ColorVibrant ColorVibrant Color

36) Boost

Boost PresetBoost PresetBoost Preset

37) Summertime - HDR Time

AMR Summertime HDRAMR Summertime HDRAMR Summertime HDR

Email address required. Included in pack of 12.

38) Soft Enhance

Soft EnhanceSoft EnhanceSoft Enhance

39) Zen Portrait Free Lightroom Presets

Zen Portrait FilmZen Portrait FilmZen Portrait Film

Email address required.

40) Somber HDR

Somber HDR presetSomber HDR presetSomber HDR preset

Email address required. Included in pack of 20.

41) Fuji Film Portrait Style

Fuji Film Portrait styleFuji Film Portrait styleFuji Film Portrait style

42) Rustic Vintage

Rustic Vintage presetRustic Vintage presetRustic Vintage preset

43) BeArt High Contrast

BeArt High ContrastBeArt High ContrastBeArt High Contrast

Email address required. Included in pack of 20.

44) Soft Matte

Soft MatteSoft MatteSoft Matte

45) Pastel Haze Free Lightroom Presets

Pastel HazePastel HazePastel Haze

46) Shadow Crusher

47) Realistic HDR

48) Iceland Winter Edition

Iceland winter presetIceland winter presetIceland winter preset

Pack of 10. Email address required.

49) Film Portrait

Film PortraitFilm PortraitFilm Portrait

50) Soft Dreams

Soft DreamsSoft DreamsSoft Dreams

Email address required. Included in pack of 12.

51) Silky SnowOverlay

Silky SnowOverlaySilky SnowOverlaySilky SnowOverlay

Email address required. 

52) Vintage Landscapes

Vintage landscapesVintage landscapesVintage landscapes

Pack of 10. Email address required.

53) Sweet Tea

Nicolesy Sweet TeaNicolesy Sweet TeaNicolesy Sweet Tea

Email address required.

54) Color Love Free Lightroom Presets

55) BeArt Old Cinema

BeArt Old CinemaBeArt Old CinemaBeArt Old Cinema

Email address required. Included in pack of 20.

56) Graphic Tee

57) BeArt Dominic

BeArt DominicBeArt DominicBeArt Dominic

Email address required. Included in pack of 20.

58) High Contrast B&W

59) Tempo Free Lightroom Presets

Email address required. Included in pack of 12.

60) Forest Colors

Forest colorsForest colorsForest colors

Pack of 10. Email address required.

61) Detailed Matte

62) Soft Newborn Free Lightroom Presets

Soft NewbornSoft NewbornSoft Newborn

63) BeArt BW Film

BeArt BW FilmBeArt BW FilmBeArt BW Film

64) Warm B&W

Warm BWWarm BWWarm BW

65) Milky

66) Elegant Fade

Elegant FadeElegant FadeElegant Fade

67) August Sunset

August Sunset PresetAugust Sunset PresetAugust Sunset Preset

68) Warmth Right Free Lightroom Presets

Warmth Right LIghtroom presetWarmth Right LIghtroom presetWarmth Right LIghtroom preset

Email address required. Included in pack of 20.

69) Butterflies

ButterfliesButterfliesButterflies

Email address required. Included in pack of 12.

70) Zen Film 1

Zen Film 1Zen Film 1Zen Film 1

71) Beach Vintage

Included in pack of 4.

72) Clean Face Free Lightroom Presets

Clean FaceClean FaceClean Face

73) Sun Glare

Sun GlareSun GlareSun Glare

Included in pack of 4.

74) Marshmallow Softness - Original

Marshmallow Softness - OriginalMarshmallow Softness - OriginalMarshmallow Softness - Original

Included in pack of 4.

75) Instant Hipster - Amaro

Instant Hipster AMaroInstant Hipster AMaroInstant Hipster AMaro

Included in free pack of 6; download link is in sidebar.

76) Underwater Moments

Underwater MomentsUnderwater MomentsUnderwater Moments

77) Moody Free Lightroom Presets

Moody Lightroom presetMoody Lightroom presetMoody Lightroom preset

Download link is in the sidebar.

78) Pop Portrait

Pop portraitPop portraitPop portrait

79) Instant Hipster - Nashville

Instant Hipster - NashvilleInstant Hipster - NashvilleInstant Hipster - Nashville

Included in free pack of 6; download link is in sidebar.

80) PG Vintage Free Lightroom Presets

PG VintagePG VintagePG Vintage

81) Soft Wash

Email address required. Included in pack of 20.

82) Vintage Garden

Vintage garden lightroom presetVintage garden lightroom presetVintage garden lightroom preset

83) Gobustan

GobustanGobustanGobustan

Download link in the sidebar.

84) Amroco Free Lightroom Presets

AmrocoAmrocoAmroco

85) Cheap B&W Film

86) Summer Memories

Summer MemoriesSummer MemoriesSummer Memories

Email address required. Included in pack of 12.

87) Blue Enhance

Blue EnhanceBlue EnhanceBlue Enhance

88) Free Dragan Style Preset

Free Dragan Style PresetFree Dragan Style PresetFree Dragan Style Preset

Download link is in the description.

89) Wet Plate Chocolate Shadows

Wet Plate Chocolate ShadowsWet Plate Chocolate ShadowsWet Plate Chocolate Shadows

Email address required. Included in pack of 5.

90) Matte Film

Matte FilmMatte FilmMatte Film

Pack of 2. Download link is in the sidebar.

91) Marshmallow Softness - Vivid

Marshmallow Softness - VividMarshmallow Softness - VividMarshmallow Softness - Vivid

Pack of 4. Download link is in the sidebar.

92) Zen Film B&W

93) Mysterious Preset

Mysterious PresetMysterious PresetMysterious Preset

94) Horns Free Lightroom Presets

HornsHornsHorns

Download link is in the sidebar.

95) Light Leak

Light Leak PresetLight Leak PresetLight Leak Preset

Download link is in the sidebar.

96) Purple Nature

Purple NaturePurple NaturePurple Nature

97) Instant Hipster - Inkwell

Instant Hipster - InkwellInstant Hipster - InkwellInstant Hipster - Inkwell

Pack of 4. Download link is in the sidebar.

98) Junior Preset

Download link is in the sidebar.

99) Sepia Vintage

Sepia VintageSepia VintageSepia Vintage

100) Instant B&W

Instant BWInstant BWInstant BW

Improve You Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Skills

If you're interested in Lightroom presets, these tutorials will feed your preset habit:

  1. Many of the presets in this tutorial are stylistic presets that style the entire image. Check out my tutorial on Toolkit presets to learn about presets that speed up your workflow.
  2. Harry Guinness has a great tutorial, "In Defence of Presets" where he shares his own reasons for using presets.
  3. Learn how to make Creative Color Adjustments in Adobe Lightroom, and then save them as presets.

What are your favorite Lightroom presets? Let me know in the comments.

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