Sunflare Enhancement Preset

When capturing a photograph in which the sun strikes the lens, contrast is reduced dramatically, often making the image appear to be improperly shot, or even a mistake. However sun flare can be a purposeful, artistic tool with stunning results, when the light is correctly processed globally and shaped locally.

If you are a Premium member, you can access our newly updated ACR presets here. If you are looking to purchase the Camera Raw Presets CC, click here!

Combining the right Signature or Foundation Preset with a custom brush preset for enhancing or creating sun flare will provide a quick way to achieve  a creative vision!

Before Image

Nikon D750, Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR

After Image

Editing Steps

PRESET: SIGNATURE PORTRAITURE – Black Crush (Flare & Silhouette)
PRESET: BASE TONES – Black Crush ++
CUSTOM BRUSH: Burn (-0.5) to darken lower portions, (+0.5) to brighten top corners