Creative Profile Pack One is a set of 45 creative profiles for Lightroom and Photoshop. Creative Profiles were introduced in Lightroom 7.3 and are a one-click way to apply a look to your image. Unlike a preset which adjusts the sliders in Lightroom, Creative Profiles behave more like an overall effect, and with a single button, apply all the adjustments. They have the additional advantage of allowing you to adjust the amount of the effect with a single slider. Creative profiles can also equally be applied to both Jpeg and RAW files.
The profiles in this pack are decided into three collections: Film Lux Profiles, TF-Colour and TF-Mono. Some of these are derived from my popular Lightroom presets but have been specially modified and enhanced so that they work better as Profiles.
Film Lux Profiles are loosely based on my “Film Lux” presets, and provide an analogue film feel. TF-Colour contains a number of colour effects, including Vivid effects, and Warming and Cooling effects. They contain some ebooks inspired by my popular Landscape Gold and Bleached Bronze presets. TF-Mono contains a number of black and white profiles.
An important Note about Creative Profiles
There are some limitations and things that are important to note about creative profiles.
Some profiles will limit the effect or other adjustments when applied. For example, some will limit contrast, clarity and so on. You can still adjust these parameters, but the effect of dragging the contrast slider may behave differently than normal. This varies from profile to profile. If a profile already contains a high level of an adjustment, Lightroom can only apply this adjustment to a certain amount, so the slider will change behaviour to reflect this. This is due to the way the profile system is designed and is a limitation of the format.
I suggest downloading the sample pack to try these to better understand how this works. Details can be found below.
Some Examples of Creative Profile Pack 1 in Action
To try these out here is a sample pack containing 5 of the profiles included in this pack for you to try. Click here to download the samples.
These creative profiles require a Mac or PC running Lightroom Classic 7.3 or later, or Photoshop CC 2018 (version 19.1) or later. You must have a computer capable of running this version of Lightroom. Syncing to Lightroom mobile requires version Version 1.4 of Lightroom CC or later.
For Lightroom, the option to store presets with the catalogue must be disabled. This feature seems to cause problems with creative profiles.
You should also have a good working knowledge of Lightroom and basic computer operations such as copying files and folders.
Some General Note about Profiles.
Not all images are suitable for all profiles. Some images just won’t produce pleasing results and won’t be appropriate for the presets you may be trying to use, depending on the subject matter.
It is also important to note that any profiles won’t be a magic bullet. One should consider the use of profiles as a starting point. Sometimes you will need to adjust exposure or brightness and contrast depending on your photo. When trying presets, consider making a duplicate the version that you’re working on so that you don’t lose any adjustments you’ve already made, or use Lightroom’s snapshot feature.