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10 Best Lightroom Presets for Portraits in 2020

We all know how important photo editing is in photography. It takes more than a “good eye” to create a beautiful image. One of the most fundamental parts of a good photo is the quality of photo editing. That’s why we’ve curated this list of the 10 Best Lightroom Presets for Portraits just for you.

Now, you may be one of those people who don’t mind editing photos for hours and hours, but for most, it can be a difficult, time-consuming task. This article will help you save time and produce gorgeous, professional images with just a few clicks and adjustments.

We will be featuring our top 10 Adobe Lightroom Presets that will transform your portrait photos in only a few minutes. Say goodbye to manually editing your photos–it’s time to take advantage of these customized, professional presets that will give your portraits a vibrance and tone you’ve always wanted to achieve.

1. Enchanting Lightroom Presets for Portraits

66 Lightroom Presets for Portrait Photos.

Give your portraits an enchanting mood and tone while saving time from hours of editing. These enchanting presets for portraits will elevate the feel of your photos, effortlessly giving life and a story to your images. In just a few simple clicks, you can illuminate the best parts of your image to captivate your audience. If you’re new to editing, this preset collection is the perfect start to your batch editing journey. 

This collection contains 66 portrait presets, 67 portrait bush kits, a free portrait collection, 36 before and after photos that will inspire you, and works on both RAW and JPG files. The collection also includes a comprehensive installation guide so you can start editing right away. Also compatible with MAC and Windows computers. 

2. “Strike A Pose” Portrait Lightroom Presets Collection 

Portrait of a gorgeous girl in autumn natural light.

Perfect for those who want that extra boost of color and vibrance in their portrait photos, the Strike A Pose Portrait Collection is a must-have in your editing tool kit. Transform dull, lifeless looking images into eye-catching photos in just a few clicks. These presets are incredibly easy to use and work with many portrait photography styles. Using the brushes, you can easily edit lips, eyes, and skin tone for a limitless combination of skin tones and color variations. All you need is to start downloading these presets to get started! 

This collection includes 62 unique portrait brushes, 69 portrait presets, an easy-to-read recipe list, with an instantly downloadable package and an ultimate portrait workflow kit. The presets work on both MAC and PC, and are compatible with JPG and RAW files for a quick and effective batch editing workflow. Works with Lightroom 4-6, Lightroom CC, and Lightroom Classic CC. 

3. The Portrait Essentials Workflow Bundle 

portrait of a woman on the beach.

Focusing on only portrait photography? We’ve got you covered with this Portrait Essentials Workflow Bundle, the complete package of Adobe Lightroom Presets you’ll ever need. In this bundle, you’ll find a combination of “Strike A Pose”, “Runaway Fashion” and “Chasing Light” collections all in one beautiful package. Each collection is meant to work together to create a flawless image workflow experience. You’ll also save a massive amount of time just by having all the best presets in one place. Transform your portraits dramatically with this all-in-one Portrait Essentials Workflow Bundle.

The bundle includes 105 Lightroom brushes, 252 Lightroom presets, access to a private Lightroom Facebook Group so you can get all your questions answered, “Chasing Light” workflow, “Runaway Fashion” workflow, “Strike A Pose” Workflow, a recipe list, and an instant downloadable file. Works for both MAC and PC users, and can be used on both RAW and JPG files.

4. Portrait Perfection Collection

portrait perfection collection of lightroom presets.

Here you will find quite literally everything you need to get started on editing portraits. The Portrait Perfection Collection is packed with a wide variety of collections geared for every style of portrait photography, whether it be Family, Fine Art, Black & White, Low Key Studio, and High Key Studio. Everything you need to get started on editing is right here in this massive collection. 

Whether you’re shooting with natural light or mainly using studio lights, The Portrait Perfection Collection features unique presets that will target the style of editing you are looking for. Don’t spend more time editing on your own – use these presets to manage your workflow faster and be impressed by the speed and results of your photos. Enjoy the different styles and colors these presets have to offer, and download them today!

5. Portrait Lightroom Presets & Workflow

lightroom presets bundle and workflow.

This beautiful collection is for all the wedding and event photographers out there. Speed up your workflow and get started on these professional presets that will impress your clients. Post editing can be one of the time gruelling processes for any photographer, especially if you are specialise in weddings. This wonderful collection will leave you with more time and better output of incredible looking photos! Perfect for engagements, weddings, birthdays, graduation photos, and special events. 

Bring out the story and intimacy in your photos with this collection of 90 Lightroom presets. Some unique features including split toning, vignettes, soft color, and many more. Compatible with Lightroom 4-6, Lightroom CC and Classic. All presets can be used with RAW and JPG files, and available for both MAC & PC. 

6. Faded Portrait Lightroom Presets

faded presets for lightroom.

Looking for that retro, vintage-style mood and tone in your portraits? You’ve come to the right spot. This lovely Faded Portrait Lightroom Presets Collection is for the artistic photographer looking for that extra vintage flair in their photos. Vintage is the New Black in today’s modern high fashion world. Create that unique tone and voice in your portraits with this charming collection, specifically created to reproduce the look of film camera photos and analog photography. 

You will find presets ranging from soft, faded film to contrast, deep matte tones depending on the look you are going for. We promise you will especially enjoy using these presets if you’re a big lover of film photos and all-things-retro. The collection includes 20 Lightroom presets, Quick install instructions with a download, and works on both MAC and PC. These presets also  work with RAW, TIFF, and JPEG files. 

7. Professional Portrait Lightroom Presets 

collection of 25 lightroom presets.

This collection goes out to the VSCO film presets lovers – you will be impressed by this lovely and aesthetically-pleasing collection of 25 presets for Adobe Lightroom. Each preset brings out the best skin tones and mood for truly striking images. Each preset is 100% non-destructive, meaning they’ve been tried and tested on real images and are guaranteed to produce effective editing results. In just a single click, transform your dull photos into trendy ones with these unique presets.

Compatible on both MAC and PC. Easy installation instructions are included and can be used in Lightroom 4, 5, 6, CC and Classic CC. 

8. Russian Portraits: Professional Editing Bundle

portrait of a woman with paper flowers.

This collection is in honour of the amazingly talented Russian photographers in the world, and their incredible editing skills. They tend to look absolutely stunning, just flawless. You can achieve the same with the right tools. The professional editing bundle is perfect for beginners or advanced editors, and includes a complete digital media product package that will teach you how to edit professionally using the best tips and advice from the pros. 

The bundle includes over 5 hours of video tutorials in English, over 20 photos to use as examples, more than 800 Presets for Lightroom, and gorgeous color Photoshop Actions that will turn your dull images into magical looking ones. Compatible with Mac and PC users, and the bundle can be downloaded limitlessly with access to all future updates at no additional fees. Get the best secrets and tips from this stunning bundle deal! 

9. Portrait Lightroom Preset Pack

warm toned portrait of a young woman in the desert.

Turn any photo into a sophisticated one with this wide collection of portrait lightroom presets. Each preset is customized and personalized for every type of portrait, making it easily adaptable. One of our favourites is the “Portrait Colour Matte” preset, creating a soft, yet natural high contrast style to the portraits. The preset knows to increase the shadows, and play with the highlights and contrast to create a truly stunning looking image.

The collection features 70 stunning portrait lightroom presets, and 7 sophisticated concepts. The 7 categories include Portrait Quick, Colour Vibrancy, Black and White (recommended for Black Backdrop Photography), Special Effects for Studio Lighting, Looks, and Skin Enhancements.

10. The Ultimate Free Lightroom Presets

This collection is great for those who are starting out using presets and would like to experiment with editing before buying the premium presets. Familiarize yourself with the tools, brushes, and how to adjust the tones, balances, contrasts and more. You can transform your plain portraits within seconds just by downloading these presets! 

We’ve curated our own free lightroom presets collection just for you. You’ll find 20 free presets, 4 free brush kits, a free photo collection, 40 before and after photos for references, a step-by-step installation guide, and more. Compatible on both MAC and PC. You can use these free lightroom presets on CC and Classic CC 7-9. 

Natch Anan
Natch Anan
Natch Anan is a full-time content writer specializing in Social Media Marketing and Brand Journalism. She holds a BA in Journalism and Mass Communication from The University of New Mexico. When she's not working, you can find her hopping around SE Asia, film camera in hand and ready to capture the next story.

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