Wow - looks like you really like Presetpond :)

Wow - looks like you really like Presetpond :)

Created by for Aperture

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Aperture Preset - Soft Tones Dreamy

Very soft, low contrast.
There are 3 “Curves” bricks.
The 1st one is to crush the blacks,
The 2nd one is to pull them back up (to create the milky shadows)
The 3rd one is for reducing the contrast and mess around with the R,G and B value.

The “Color” brick is to reduce the saturation of some of the colors, and pushing back the skin tones saturation.

Lastly, 2 “Color Monochrome” set very low, one brown and one cyan.

It works better for daylight indoor portraits.

Andrea Rascaglia


On September 27, 2011 Samuel Johnson said:

Someone please make this for Lightroom please!?!?!?!?!?!

On September 27, 2011 andrearusky said:

Hi Samuel.
With Lightroom, you can’t really do the same adjustments as in Aperture. I wish I could use Levels and RGB curves in Lightroom as I do in Aperture.
If you are on Windows, you can try PhaseOne software called “CaptureOne”

Good luck!

On September 30, 2011 Sean said:

This preset is SO RAD!!

On October 1, 2011 andrearusky said:

Thanks Sean!
I appreciated

On October 28, 2011 SylvesterPotter said:


On November 15, 2011 Bobo said:

Thx !

On December 5, 2011 jls.aka.elmyra said:

Thank you :)

On June 20, 2012 rohit said:

same preset for LR4 please :)

On July 20, 2012 meaghan said:


On August 24, 2012 mars1-1 said:

Thank you!!!!
thank you that you are))
I hope in the third version lightroom will go)

On August 24, 2012 andrearusky said:

Hi guys!
Sorry I haven’t been updating my presets in a long time…
It is possible to create a similar look in LR 4, but not with LR 3 (no RGB curves in Lightroom 3)

On August 24, 2012 andrearusky said:

This preset is also available for LightRoom V.4 now.

On December 18, 2012 Peace said:

how to change the files name?

On December 18, 2012 andrearusky said:

Do you mean, how to change the file name of the images when you export them?
In Aperture, you click on Export / Versions and then in the pop-up window you select:
Name Format: Custom Name
Custom Name: “Enter name text here”


On January 15, 2014 cepellet said:

Beautiful preset! Just my style! Thanks.

On May 13, 2014 beaming said:

love it! thanks!

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