My New Creative Profiles Pack for Lightroom and Photoshop
I’m happy to announce that my newest product is now available. It is a set of creative profiles for use with Lightroom (version 7.3 or later) and Photoshop Camera RAW. “Creative Profile Pack One” is a set of 45 creative profiles for Lightroom and Photoshop.
Creative Profiles were introduced in Lightroom 7.3 and are a one-click way to apply a look to your image. Unlike a preset which adjusts the sliders in Lightroom, Creative Profiles behave more like an overall effect, and with a single button, apply all the adjustments. They have the additional advantage of allowing you to adjust the amount of the effect with a single slider. Creative profiles can also equally be applied to both Jpeg and RAW files.
The profiles in this pack are decided into three collections: Film Lux Profiles, TF-Colour and TF-Mono. Some of these are derived from my popular Lightroom presets but have been specially modified and enhanced so that they work better as Profiles.
Film Lux Profiles are loosely based on my “Film Lux” presets, and provide an analogue film feel. TF-Colour contains a number of colour effects, including Vivid effects, and Warming and Cooling effects. They contain some looks inspired by my popular Landscape Gold and Bleached Bronze presets. TF-Mono contains a number of black and white profiles.
I’ve actually been working on these for quite some time. The process of creating profiles is a lot more involved than it first seems, and in order to produce ones that will work across different camera brands as well as jpegs, required quite a degree of hand modifying the code to get these right.
I also discovered some limitations when creating these too. It seems that when applying a creative profile, it can limit other adjustments, depending on what is included in the profile. for example, if your profile contains a lot of contrast, then the contrast slider in Lightroom will have less of an effect. It’s not a huge deal, but if you’re not sure what’s going on you may think that something is wrong. Even so, the use of profiles is a really useful way of applying a look, and who combined with presets it can have an interesting effect. They’re also useful for use in Photoshop, and on Jpegs.
Creative Pack One is on sale now for €15 but for the rest of the month, it’s on sale for just €12 (until the 31st July). There are full details and some downloadable sample profiles for you to try on the store.