How to Edit Your Photos in Lightroom in 3 Easy Steps with Dreamy Presets

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One of the things I used to really struggle with as a blogger was the photography and photo editing.  I can’t stress the importance of having good photos on your website.  Good photos really aid in snagging that brand collaboration you’ve wanted for so long  or creating that consistent aesthetic that readers want to see.  However, the thought of learning Photoshop was so overwhelming to me and even in Lightroom I had no idea what I was doing.  I would spend hours and hours trying to figure out what I was doing only to end up with one photo that was horribly edited.  It, now, only takes me less than 5 minutes to edit my photos.

Today, I’m going to spill my secrets on how to edit your photos using Lightroom in 3 super simple steps with Dreamy Presets.  Using these presets will save you a ton of time and eliminate a lot of anxiety!

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First off, what is a Lightroom preset?  It’s predetermined set of adjustments that you can make in Lightroom.  What this means is you can edit one photo in honestly seconds, and then you are off to doing the more creative things you love.  Dreamy Presets offers several types of presets that you can choose from to match your aesthetic you are aiming for.  For my photos in this example, I used the Santorini Preset Collection.

Step 1.
I chose Tone Neutral Level 1 – This sets the overall color and mood for the photos. Sharpness, color, contrast and exposure were all defined in each level of the tone presets. Each tone has three levels, and each preset collections have three tones (neutral, warm and cool).Afternoon Espresso X Dreamy Presets
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  • I clicked Skin Glow Level 1 – This adds softness to your photos while still retaining sharpness.screen-shot-2016-09-11-at-9-49-59-pm
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  • I made a few small changes using the Saturation and Hues slides.  I wanted to bring out the colors in the background and make them a little more vibrant so I increased the orange and green hues.

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I truly recommend trying out Dreamy Presets.  They will change your life and quite possibly take your blog or photography to the next level.  I purchased my presets a few months ago and I cannot tell you how much time it has saved me.  When the Dreamy Presets team asked me to participate in this collaboration, it was a no-brainer because I already used them and loved it!

Still have questions?  Check out this step by step video!


*This post is Sponsored by Dreamy Presets.  All opinions are 100% my own.