Using the Clean Edit Portrait Workflow Presets for Beautiful Lightroom Edits

Clean Edit Portrait Workflow

Hey, Pretties! Have you heard the good news? Pretty Presets for Lightroom has just released its newest collection and you’re going to drool over what’s in it! Introducing the Clean Edit Portrait Workflow Collection for Lightroom! If you haven’t heard of this collection yet, you’re in for a real treat.

It's a HUGE Collection!

We’ve put together a beautiful collection to take advantage of Lightroom's newest capabilities packed with 35 Layerable Presets (you can stack them!), 25 new Portrait Brushes and over 50 workflow presets included in the NEW Clean Edit Portrait Toolkit to make your editing a breeze.

The Clean Edit Portrait Workflow collection is incredibly versatile and perfect for any type of photo session because you can mix, match and layer the presets to fit any editing style.  Not only can you create your own personalized look, but we've also included 7 Pretty Mixers that include our personal favorite combos with just one-click.

Need to correct color casts? No problem! Pesky highlights got you down? We have you covered! Want gorgeous kicks of color to infuse your images? Yes, we’ve got that too. Custom curve presets, powerful split-tone presets, beautiful color tint overlays, new retouch brushes and workflow toolkit presets - this set truly has it all!

We've covered everything within this collection so you can save yourself time and save a trip to Photoshop, too.  This collection is truly symbolic of our motto "Here to help you work smarter, not harder"!

Clean Edit Portrait Lightroom Presets

This set is very different from the rest of our collections. Upon first play not only will you have tons of fun (this is a side effect of all of our collections we are told) but you’ll notice each and every one of the presets are layerable. This means you can click on any preset adjustment and then choose a few more to create a custom, finished look for each and every one of your portraits. How cool is that?

The Clean Edit Portrait Workflow was created to complement all different types of portrait sessions. From outdoor sessions to studio sessions and weddings, we have you covered with a comprehensive set of Lightroom Portrait tools built to enhance, correct and infuse your images with a style all your own.

Want to know the best part? Each edit still only takes a few seconds time! We are pretty excited about that too. I mean who doesn’t want to spend more time with their family or doing more of the things they love?

Clean Edit Portrait Workflow Examples:

We know you are itching to see what this collection can do. So to mix things up a bit, we are going to edit a couple of photos from beginning to end. Ready?

For our first edit, let's start with this image taken straight out of camera:

Blonde woman with yellow shirt and jeans Straight Out of Camera photo

First, we will correct the white balance. There are many choices for different situations but we are going to choose the White Balance Auto Preset here. Notice how it warmed the image up a bit? Like magic!

Using White Balance Auto Preset on photo of blonde woman with yellow shirt and jeans

Next, let’s have some fun and add one of the 7 Pretty Mixer Presets that’s included in the set. The Pretty Mixers are a pre-recorded mix of adjustments rolled into one super cool preset, saving you even more time. For this image, we picked Pretty Mixer Fave 5. Bam!  We’re in love already!

Pretty Presets Mixer Fave 5 Preset added to photo of blonde woman with yellow shirt and jeans

Next, we are going to add a few tweaks to make this edit absolute perfection. We decided to add the Soft Vignette 1 Preset from the included new Portrait Toolkit for a polished feel.

Pretty Presets Soft Vignette Preset added to photo of blonde woman with yellow shirt and jeans

Ready for the grand finale? We’re going to soften this image (just a tad without losing the detail) using the Noise Reduction +50 Preset (also from the included Portrait Toolkit). Tada!

Pretty Presets Noise Reduction Preset added to photo of blonde woman with yellow shirt and jeans

Here is the before and after so you can see the beautiful changes the presets made.

Before and After photo using Pretty Presets Clean Edit Portrait Workflow Presets

OK, because we had so much fun playing with the Clean Edit Portrait Workflow Collection for Lightroom with the first edit, we decided to add another edit using some of the other stackable presets that are included.

Ready? Let’s go! We are going to start off with this clean image, straight out of camera.

Young girl in flower dress sitting next to huskie dog Straight Out of Camera photo

Now let’s Get started and Adjust the white balance. We selected WB Auto for this image. See how nicely it warmed up? All with one click of the mouse and no guessing required. 

Pretty Presets White Balance Auto Preset added to photo of girl in flower dress sitting next to huskie dog

Next, we are going to bump up the exposure a tad. We selected Exp +50 for an automatic exposure correction. We are in love already, but the fun does not stop there!

Pretty Presets Exposure Preset added to photo of girl in flower dress sitting next to huskie dog

Now let’s add some contrast. We selected S-Curve Pop for a perfect contrasty pop. Bam! What a difference!

Pretty Presets S Curve Preset added to photo of girl in flower dress sitting next to huskie dog

Last but not least let’s finish this edit off and with the perfect soft and pastel color hue. We selected Base 3 | Pastel Color. Don’t you just love what this did to the greens! Seriously we are doing a happy dance over here guys.

Pretty Presets Pastel Color Base Preset added to photo of girl in flower dress sitting next to huskie dog

Again, here is a before and after of the gorgeous changes the presets made to our photo!

Before and After photo using Pretty Presets Clean Edit Portrait Workflow Presets

Wow, That was so much fun! We could edit another one with you right here and now but we know that you are excited to start digging into this collection yourself so we will let you go have a little fun of your own!

Check out all the juicy details for the newest collection from Pretty Presets for Lightroom, the Clean Edit Portrait Workflow.

Clean Edit Portrait Lightroom Presets

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