Whether you are making initial adjustments or re-applying your signature looks, Recipes allows you to store sets of edits to use again and again. With so many options, it can be tough to settle on your first recipe, so we wanted to share a few simple tips and looks to get you started.
Whether you're aiming for something bright or dark, soft or sharp, warm or cool, the ability to apply your favorite tools in one click will make editing more efficient. Pay attention to which tools you use regularly in order to understand your editing habits. Create a recipe with those tools alone and apply it as the first step in your editing process. This workflow will leave your images in prime condition to experiment with new presets on top of your baseline edits.
Clean and contemporary
This recipe serves to convey a particular mood or feeling. To achieve this modern, polished look, try toying with tools such as Contrast, Temperature, or Tint. A few good presets to brighten your scene are A6, M6, and N1.
Bold and vibrant
This dynamic and colorful recipe will make a scene feel more lively and help your image stand out. To control the intensity of color, try adjusting the Saturation tool, as well as experimenting with presets that boost color like AU5, L12, or U5.
Soft and subtle
For a recipe that will complement but not overpower your photo, try a simple set of edits to subtlety enhance the scene. Tools we recommend exploring are Exposure and Shadows/Highlights, along with lower-contrast presets such as V5 and E3.
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