Hello dear friends,
many of you have asked how I edit my photos, well most of the time I begin my workflow with Lightroom and then I fine-tune my photos in Photoshop. I find Lightroom with all the presets you can custom build a real time saver. There are many free presets out there for you to download and many sites offer preset bundles for a nifty price. But the question is do you really need to buy something like that? The quick answer is, no, if you already know how to edit your photos and have found your style. If you are a beginner and feel lost with all the sliders and options Lightroom has to offer then yes, ready-made presets can be a great starting point for you. As of lately I have been testing out a new workflow…
So in this post, I’ll be reviewing the Through the Woods Workflow by Sleeklens.
In the bundle you will find 80 presets and 42 brushes tailored to work best for landscape photography. There is a very easy to follow guide on how to use everything ,which makes it perfect for newbies too 😉
This is not just a preset bundle, it’s a whole workflow. Meaning, you don’t click on a preset and your photo magically transforms into a work of art. No, you stack a preferred selection of presets and use the brushes included to do some spot editing if you wish, kinda as you would do in Photoshop. With the preset stacking you can lay out a good basis for your photo and then with the brushes you can easily add definition to the sky and water, make the shadows in a specific area brighter, warm up your sunset, etc.
I’ll share some samples with you to see the before and after. Keep in mind, if you plan to recover a lot of detail in the highlights and shadows like i did, shoot .raw! Actually always shoot .raw!
- Well thought system that allows stacking of presets to achieve precise results
- Nice selection of brushes that really help level up your editing
- Easy to follow guide
- Reasonable price
- Not always time saving. The time you invest going through the presets, staking them to see what works best with a specific photo could be used to define all the settings on your own (if you have the knowledge to do that)
Verdict: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (4 out of 5 V-Light stars)
All the info and guides about the Through the Woods Workflow
Check out the other awesome Sleeklens Lightroom Presets
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