Nature photos allow for a whole different creative workflow than people photos. I adore using the presets that add a bit of new color or color pop. This photo was no different. Here is the RAW photo I started with straight from the camera.
Next, I added the Soft Orchid Preset. I loved the warm creaminess this preset added.
I didn’t need to edit much using the Basic Panel. This part will always be different for each photo. I did bring down the blacks (-38) to bring back a little contrast. Then, I moved to the Split Tone Panel to slightly adjust the balance of colors that the Soft Orchid Preset added. I decreased the Highlight Saturation to 18 and the Shadow Saturation to 15.
Next, I added a Radial Filter. Radial Filters often allow me to add emphasis to the subject of the photo. In this photo the emphasis was the set of leaves. Using the Radial Filter I dragged a circle around the leaves. Then I decreased the exposure to -51 and increased the saturation to +6.
As the last step, I added the Soft Vignette Preset and then decreased the amount of the vignette to -7 in the Effects Panel.
Here is a Before and After of the photo.
See how fun it can be to edit Nature Photos with Presets, too!