Editing the Perfect Sunset Silhouettes with Lightroom Presets

Free Photoshop Actions and Lightroom Presets by MCP™

Editing the Perfect Sunset Silhouettes with Lightroom Presets

On Wednesday, we showed you how to photograph perfect sunset silhouette photos. Once you get them out of your camera, editing them in Lightroom or Photoshop can make a huge difference.

The main goal when editing a sunset silhouette image is vibrancy.  Rich colors against a dark shadow. To achieve this look in Lightroom, you can use our Sunset Silhouette presets in the Quick Click Collection.

In a few quick clicks you will go from this – where you can see their clothing and where colors are washed out…

sunset silhouette

To this: Dark black silhouettes against vibrant colors.

sunset silhouette edited with lightroom presets

Watch our Lightroom video tutorial to learn how to edit your silhouette images. To learn how to photograph the perfect silhouettes here.

 

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4 Comments

  1. Rae Higgins
    June 28, 2012 at 11:45 pm —

    Gorgeous pics!

  2. October 22, 2011 at 4:41 am —

    Wow Jodi, these tips are pretty comprehensive! I’ve always had problems getting the right amount of light when shooting sunset scenes and silhouettes. Now I totally get it! Thanks!

  3. October 21, 2011 at 10:43 am —

    Very neat and informative! I’ve always been very timid to try silhouettes, but may give it a go now, thanks.

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