LIFE//STYLE is a preset with a clean and modern feel. It is a versatile preset that works with a large range of portraiture and lifestyle photography from couples portraits, family portraits, interior photos, still life, and the plus (+) form is great for editorial work. As with many of my presets, I developed this to create flattering skin texture and tones - aiming to reduce the retouching time in Photoshop.
L//S is not a one trick pony- in higher key (brighter) images, it creates a clean bright airy look typical of lifestyle photography; in lower key (darker) images, it gives a rich, cinematic feel to the colours.
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- It has that quality of being cool but warm: cool highlight tones, which is more pronounced as a mint cast in the "plus" form; subtle richness and warmth to browns/yellows (wood, leather, hair)
- Reduced contrast detail in highlights via tone curves, basic panel and HSL panel. This helps to create the 'clean' feel and flatters skin texture in most images.
- subtle richness and warmth to browns (wood, leather, hair)
- Faded highlights and slightly softened blacks, dramatic fading with the "plus" version, and just a hint of it in the "minus" and "double minus" versions.