We just had an opportunity to try out some free presets and brushes from SleekLens, and figured why the heck not!? As most of you know we have a very clean and simple edit. We basically enhance the beauty that the photo already has within it, no heavy filters or editing on our end, but I thought it might be fun to try out some presets!!
SleekLens just released a new Wedding preset file you can purchase called "Forever Thine Wedding" workflow, that is what the presets you'll see below are all from.
The first image I used the "Morning Streak" preset, and a couple of the brushes to enhance the sun. While the edit looks good, I still struggle with using presets becuase I want to manually go in and mess with each and every setting... so these are using the preset's ONLY.
As most of you know, our edit is more clean and bright, than dark and moody, but I saw this next option and thought it might be fun to play with it!! The flowers are using the Film preset "Gone With the Wind" and also added in the "Color Pop" preset on top of that.
The preset below is called "At the Chapel" and I thought it did a nice job at brightening the photo, but I kind of felt like it washed it out a smidgen, so I would probably go in and fix that a tid bit, but overall a great quick edit!
I actually used the same preset below with the guys as well, "At the Chapel" and I thought it did a great job! In the kit there is also presets that help reduce greens, or reduce reds etc. which are also a nice addition to quickly color correct an image.
The preset below I used is called "Romantic" and I think it did a great job at keeping the detail in her flowers while still brightening the photo a good amount!
The preset you see below is called "Bridesmaids" and I think it did a pretty good job at enhancing the color and making the sun pop! This was an easy go to for this shot!
Of course I had to try out their black and white edits, because we LOVE our black and white shots!! This is called "World" and it was okay, to be honest I think I am a little too particular about BW photos, so I didnt really love their presets for this, but it did a decent job, I think I might go in an make the contrast a little stronger to really make our handsome groom pop, but overall its nice!
SleekLens offers some great time saving presets, if you are looking for something like this, check them out! They also have a great Pinterest page for ideas on what some of their presets look like and tutorials if you need some help too!! Check it out here! And if you are too swamped to do your own editing they offer that service as well, they are a pretty awesome company to get to know, check them out!
All in all, this was a fun exercise to try out some new edits and inspire me on some new approaches, glad I did it!