In the latest version of Lightroom, Adobe has implemented a new profile browser inside the Develop module. The team over at DVLOP has already put this feature to work with some awesome new ways to edit your images.
Adding overlays and lens flares to images is nothing new in the world of photography. But with DVLOP’s new Leaks and Tweaks, we now have a completely new way of adding these effects to our images. The Leaks portion of this pack is applied to your image using a modified radial filter. These are added using the more traditional preset panel. Here, you can adjust the color, opacity, and position like you would any other preset.
The Tweaks portion of the pack is where things get really cool. These are applied through the new profile browser that was just added to Lightroom in the most recent update. The cool part about these is that you get a grid layout of all the Tweaks. This gives you an instant overall view of your options. Once applied, you can then change the opacity to fit your taste and style preferences. In the past, this type of feature was reserved for third-party plugins that required you to create new copies of your images. These plugins used up a good chunk of time loading, saving, and jumping from one piece of software to the next. So, the ability to perform these edits nondestructively through Lightroom while getting the grid overview of possible edits is a welcome addition.
If this is your first time hearing about DVLOP, definitely check them out. I wrote a full review of their preset packs.