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Post Production Tips

Lightroom 4 Warm Sunset Mood Preset

By Pye Jirsa on January 4th 2013


This tutorial is a demonstration of the SLR Lounge Lightroom 4 Preset System. With over 200 presets, the LR4 Preset System has been critically acclaimed as the most powerful and intuitive preset system available for Lightroom 4, click the link above to learn more/purchase.


In this final Lightroom 4 Preset System tutorial for 2012, we take a look at how to create a warm, moody sunset look for this image. It’s a great look that can be applied to any late afternoon scene that could use a bit more of that sunset kick.

So if you have an image that you want to apply a great sunset look to it, take a look at this video. Enjoy!

Before and After Images

SLR Lounge Sunset Mood Shot Before

Warm, Moody Sunset Image
SLR Lounge Sunset Mood Shot

Watch the Video Tutorial

LR4 Preset System Mixology

01 BASE ADJUST – 00 EXPOSURE > 04 Darken -0.5
01 BASE ADJUST – 40 SHADOWS BLACKS > 42 Heavy Brighten (+30, +60)

Warm up Temperature and increase the Magenta in Tint to your liking. To see all the tweaks and adjustments applied, please watch the video.

The Lightroom 4 Preset System

The SLR Lounge Lightroom 4 Preset System is designed to enable users to achieve virtually any look and effect within 3-5 simple clicks. From basic color correction, vintage fades, black & white effects, tilt-shift effects, faux HDR, retouching, detail enhancing, and so much more. The sky is the limit with what has been dubbed the most powerful and intuitive preset system available. Click the link above to learn more/purchase.

You can also purchase the LR4 Preset System as part of the Lightroom 4 Workshop Collection.

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Q&A Discussions

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  1. Kurk Rouse

    Ive been told that i make my photos to warm since then i really try to tone it down

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