100% Free Dark/Moody Lightroom Presets

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dark lightroom presets

These dark Lightroom presets are similar to the moody Lightroom preset pack, but are more suited to reducing the exposure of images, or in creating a darkened, dystopian version of your photo.

Presets Included:

  • Vibrant Night
  • Dark Mountains
  • Brighten
  • Moody Forest
  • Early Evening
  • Path in the Trees
  • Sharper Buildings
  • Purple
  • Heavy Shadows
  • Night in the Mountains

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Learn how to install presets using this article, and download free photos if you want some additional images to use the presets on. See the main page for the full range of Lightroom presets for free download.

Note: You can use these dark presets in any way you like, but you cannot re-sell or re-package them. Please link back to www.lapseoftheshutter.com with your finished images so that I can take a look!

Dark and Moody Lightroom Presets Free

This pack of dark and moody Lightroom presets is best suited to images that do not contain too much bright sunlight. See below for some examples of the presets and which images these will work best on.

Dark presets for Lightroom

Examples of the types of images that these presets work on are below, in these unedited RAW photos. You should use similar photos to these to get the best effects from the presets.

Dark and Moody Lightroom Presets

1. Vibrant Night

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2. Dark Mountains

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3. Brighten

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4. Moody Forest

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5. Early Evening

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6. Path in the Trees

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7. Sharper Buildings

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8. Purple

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9. Heavy Shadows

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10. Night in the Mountains

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Moody Dark Lightroom Mobile Presets

To use these moody dark Lightroom presets on Mobile, you will need to install them on your desktop version of Lightroom, then sync to the cloud, which will make them available in Lightroom Mobile. See Adobe’s help pages for more details.

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