Editing portraits requires a ton of energy and skill, not to mention time as well. But with the right workflow and process, you can obtain professional grade edits in the matter of minutes.
Pairing full customization abilities with all of these incredible Portrait Preset Packs will enhance all of your skin tones, lifestyle photos, and portraits – no matter what situation or setting that you’re shooting in.
Without any more waiting, let’s take a look at 18 Essential Portrait Preset Packs!
Clay’s beautiful set of presets was developed specifically for portrait and fashion photography and does an incredible job at creating natural skin tones and adding realistic portrait filters. This pack of styles is sure to aid you in adding natural looking effects and soft, cold tones to your photos.
Clay built this pack after getting countless requests to capture the somewhat cold, opal looking style and is now offering it to you so that you too can create cool effects without diminishing your image.
Another amazing portrait-based preset pack is Allegra Messina’s Harsh Lightroom Lightroom Presets Pack.
Allegra created these filters to best help you out when you’re working with a lot of light in your portrait and fashion photography. These effects will help mute some of the light and bring back color and detail into your photos.
We all understand that shooting in harsh light is not the best idea, as it can be difficult to shoot in, but if you use this light to your advantage, you can use these presets to help bring your sunny photos to a natural looking, beautiful portrait!
Sam’s preset pack is the perfect bundle if you are looking to add bright colors with vivid effects to instantly make your photos pop.
With Sam’s presets you’ll not only be able to create deep rich tones in your images, but you’ll also be able to learn how to utilize them in the best ways possible. From his natural and cool lifestyle filter to his emotional black & white preset, Sam’s bundle is a concise set of crisp presets that is ideal for portraits in any situation.
The fourth set on our list of essential portrait preset packs comes from Jason Kent. His Preset Pack will help you add sharp, colorful effects to your portraits and lifestyle photography, whether you’re shooting in the city or in the forest.
Jason created these presets after editing thousands of portraits. While curating his presets, he specifically made sure to create and collect presets that would to help bring out the beautiful details in your photo, while adding clean colors and vibrance!
Payton Hartsell is back with another incredible set of portrait presets, and these are sure to speed up your workflow, all while enhancing your edits.
CHILL + CHEER is an all-around, versatile Lightroom preset collection that Payton Hartsell has created which reflects the ups and downs we experience in life; from warm and sunny days to cool and gloomy nights. They say “April showers bring may flowers…” so, let your garden bloom and see what the universe, and yourself, will create.
An all new bundle of Lightroom Presets created by Taylor Cut Films, and not only for lifestyle photos, but incredible to work with for your portrait and skin tone imagery. These filters are based on his most recent other-worldly edits and were developed to help you add cool effects to your works.
Customize your photos with intriguing colors and looks using these presets. Included in this bundle are 8 unique effects/color tones that you can create magic with.
Whether you are simply using the filters to liven up your photos or if you are using them as a base to customize, this preset pack is certain to impress.
Ohjustpaul, also known outside the photography scene as Paul Cuthbertson, has handpicked his favorite presets for you all. These include presets that he uses in his daily workflow, to give that unique style to his work. Moody, dark, emotional and vintage.
These are the main attributes that Ohjustpaul puts towards all his photography work. He strives for natural light and uses it to light his subjects in contrasting ways. When a flash is needed, that vintage and moody style still shines through.
These presets will give your photos the unique style which Ohjustpaul uses. However, certain photos will require extra tweaking to highlights, exposure, contrast, etc… to gain the desired look.
Created by lifestyle and adventure/portrait photographer Shay Eddins. These presets will help you add cool and warm moody looks to your lifestyle imagery while adding sharpening effects to enhance clarity.
Shay shoots primarily portraits & lifestyle photos and has developed her unique style after years of practice. These filters will help you add film tones and clean looks to your lifestyle photography work!
Created by Germany-based fashion, lifestyle, and travel blogger, Chiara Marie! These presets have been made for Lightroom to help you sharpen your travel and lifestyle imagery with warming colors and beautiful tones.
A few words from Chiara about her editing, “My filters will help you to add warm, vibrant colors for travel, fashion, and lifestyle pictures. Using these beautiful lifestyle filters, you will be able to add bright tones, dynamics, warming effects, colors and much more! ”
Next on our list is Rachel Lazatin’s preset pack. :)
These Lightroom Presets will help you add detail and vibrance to your photos. Specifically made for portraits, these effects will add film grain effects and beautiful colors!
Here’s a few words from Rachel herself, “Throughout the journey of my photography career I have found my style to have a nostalgic taste and a playful vibe. From the retro color popping emphasis’, grainy rustic feels, to the moody film cool tones, my editing style is an eccentric taste and explores the world of color and polarized vision.”
These incredible filters will give your photos a colorful and moody touch to bring out the details
Julia is currently studying photography in Berlin, Germany and plans to continue learning, shooting, and doing what it takes to become an expert photographer. She combines fashion and beautiful backgrounds in her photos to create crisp, natural images.
Throughout her studies she has learned the ins-and-outs of photo editing, especially with portraits. Make sure you check out these incredible presets to help liven your photos.
This bundle was made for the photographers looking for a unique preset bundle to edit various kinds of photo styles. Dennis includes high contrast effects along with vibrant tones and enlightening effects.
Also, be sure to check out Dennis’ new Fashion Lightroom Presets for more editorial and style effects!
Another amazing bundle of presets used for portrait editing and creating vintage-style effects is Stew Clementz’s Ivory Lightroom Presets. They’re great for adding a realistic film effect and have an awesome, retro feel.
Here’s a few words from Stew about his presets, “This bundle was made for the photographers looking for a unique preset pack to edit various kinds of photo styles. Pulling inspiration from 90’s film looks, these presets were crafted through years of shooting editorial, lifestyle, studio, and anything else you can think of. My goal was to create a versatile set of presets that could match any photographers style flawlessly.”
Stew’s new film tone Lightroom Preset pack is also another great bundle for editing portraits – if you are a fan of Stew’s style, be sure to check out those new presets here. :)
There are ten unique presets included in your download ranging from moody black and white effects to natural lighting tones. No matter which preset you use from this bundle, you’re sure to add a beautiful emotion and mood to your photo.
This next portrait pack comes from Gilbert Sosa and is incredible at adding vibrant colors to make your portraits pop! His presets work really well with both portraits and in street/lifestyle settings.
Gilbert developed his presets by mastering different types of lighting though his lifestyle photography work. He has always been attracted to warmer/golden tones and cloudy sky tones and even created these presets to compliment your editing style with any type of lighting.
This next pack is for the photographers looking for a range of presets from summery beach vibes to moody blues to give a wide diversity of tones and looks for your photos. These filters are certain to add a unique and natural flare to your portrait and lifestyle photos!
Here’s a few words from Drew on his presets, “These work great for Travel photos, Vacation photos, Landscape photos, Portraits photos, and many more! Add vibrant, bright summer colors, and moody tones to your photos.”
These tropical tones are a great idea if you’re looking for warm tones and light hues!
A few word from Hayley on the new presets, “My new preset pack has been designed throughout my Asia travels where I felt I grew a lot as a photographer and photo editor. These filters have been carefully created & selected to enhance your images with more depth and contract than the last. I have tried to include filters for a variety of different locations and settings, including beaches, tropical island, jungle vibes, portraits, waterfalls, and sunsets. Hope you love them as much as I do!”
Sean’s classic portrait presets are made to help you add clean, natural looks to your portrait and lifestyle photography.
He built these presets to go along with his own Skillshare workshop and worked in all kinds of lighting conditions to ensure these presets will work on a wide variety of your portraits!
Still looking for more presets? We got you covered. Be sure to check out our other preset collections below: