I have recently been approached by Sleeklens to review their Lightroom workflow - Through the Woods. They sent me the workflow free to try and this review is my own opinion based on trying the workflow for about a week. This workflow is built of 51 stackable presets, and 30 adjustment brushes.
The presets are hierarchical and can be easily used and combined:
All the presets are starting points and by adjusting your Lightroom sliders you can customise the look infinitely.
I have been using the presets in various ways for a couple of days now and they are powerful, a breeze to use and very aesthetically pleasing. I have tried the workflow on the files you will see throughout this post. I have aimed for some dramatic and some subtle edits.
Safe to say, I am very impressed. Trying a few base presets to get a feel for what route you want to take with your processing is a nice way of getting the creative juices flowing, and layering up the presets to build a good image feels instinctive. Being able to jump on the familiar Lightroom sliders to fine control adjustments at any time is reassuring and the cmd+z to undo last means you can try out every option before plumping for your desired edit.
Another reason to love these presets is the selection of adjustment brushes that you get with your purchase. These are set to all sorts of useful controls; such as adding clarity or contrast, changing the tint, even painting in some golden sunshine. They are also fully adjustable; change the size, change the feathering or turn on automask to really fine tune the effect that the brushes have.
I find the Through The Woods workflow really useful whether I am sorting a quick edit for social media or fine tuning an image ready for printing, plus they are all non-destructive!
This is great stuff here from Sleeklens, I am seriously eyeing up the "Forever Thine" Wedding workflow!
You can get the Through the Woods workflow for Lightroom or Photoshop from:
Plus check out their photo editing service for a professional finish to your photos:
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