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A la Carta Food Workflow

 What is included in the A la Carta Lightroom Workflow?

  • 87 Presets & 21 Brushes for Lightroom
  • Compatible with Lightroom 4-6 and Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Works both with JPEG and RAW images
  • Compatible with both Mac and PCs
  • Recipe list and sample images to get inspiration from
  • An easy-to-follow guide on how to install the Lightroom presets/brushes
  • Easy to adjust to fit your own style
  • Exclusive access to our private Help and Tutorial Facebook Groups

Recipe lists are based on RAW images – We recommend always using RAW images

Update: 21/08/2017 – We revised our current presets, take a look at more delicious effects added to our bundle!

Delicious dishes and appealing drinks to frame for a lifetime, thanks to our “A la Carta Workflow” – a bundle of Presets and Brushes specifically for food photography, stackable and adjustable, allowing you to enhance your photos without taking away from your own personal style.

Watch how to use a “Sleeklens Workflow” to its full potential here

Ready to unleash your creative flair for editing food-themed photographs? Discover how to work with “A La Carta Food Workflow”!

A la Carta Food Workflow

Have you ever experienced the feeling of seeing photographs of dishes and drinks and wanted to be part of the scene? No doubt a good food photograph can arouse the appetite of the most demanding viewer, but to achieve such an outcome, it is necessary to take into account many aspects.

In principle, lighting, as the basis for any photographic work. Food Photography is a particular case of Still Life Photography, so the studio atmosphere is going to be present in 95% of the situations that we find (except for some snapshot of an open air moment), but those are rare scenarios since even in those situations we tend to use studio conditions). By this we don’t mean that lighting should be artificial; in fact, natural lighting can set the difference between an amateur and a professional job, by the touch of realism that will show.

Following this process of preparation prior to the photo, the presentation of the dish or drink is essential – nobody would like to eat a dish that is seen streaking, with poor presentation or neglected. The same statement can be applied to a photograph: imagine that, by taking a photograph, we are trying to promote a business such as a restaurant or a coffee shop – the best letter of introduction that can be offered by our business is to have photographs taken by a professional, showing the our repertoire of products offered to our customers. Dishes and drinks with a suitable appearance will achieve 50% of our task; therefore. It is essential to pay attention to the composition of the picture, the colors and shapes, to sell the product in the best possible way.

And passing through the obvious steps of setting up our camera and gathering inspiration, we could say the work is complete… but the reality is that, in order to obtain a quality food photograph  it requires work characterized to be hard and fast – foods should be captured as soon as they are prepared, taking advantage of the steam, which gives us that feeling of ‘just-cooked’, but it is also a reality that many foods decompose rapidly or are prone to melt (mainly those as ice creams, fine pastries, or excessively decorated preparations), by which slowing down too much for camera settings can be counterproductive.

Here comes the dilemma: the photographic quality. We can have photographs with problems of exposure, white balance, pale tints, etc. Wondering,  is there an efficient solution to such problems Fortunately for you, it’s a big YES: digital post-production software such as Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Lightroom can completely transform those photographs in mere seconds, if you possess the proper set of tools.

At Sleeklens we strive to provide quality tools to our users, so we are proud to introduce a new and efficient solution for Food Photography: “A la Carta Workflow”! This pack of 82 Presets and 21 Brushes contains the tools required for a perfect end result in the process of editing food photography. Enjoy incredible tones that will make you feel like part of the scene (caution: we are not responsible if you are using a 3D monitor :-))

Enhance details and correct exposure, while you give an incredible touch of “home made” to all your dishes’s photos – and best of all is that you don’t need advanced knowledge of Adobe Lightroom, in order to enjoy the benefits of post photographic production. Intuitively, these products will adapt to your editing style, while keeping a non-destructive interface.

Now there are no more excuses to not enjoy quality photographic work: give your products the finish they deserve with this toolkit for Adobe Lightroom – a lifelong companion for the dedicated photographer.

Images used to showcase this workflow belong to Clare Barboza –  We would like to invite you to check out her profile and see more of her amazing work!

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  1. Faye Verified buyer
    5 out of 5

    Food photography is one of my favorites.
    No one touches their food until I get
    numerous shots from every angle.
    This is a fastastic addition to my Lightroom
    presets and workflow process. Let’s have more !!

  2. Ceny Verified buyer
    5 out of 5

    I am one of THOSE people who takes pictures of all their food before eating it–no shame! These presets are awesome for food photography, yet versatile enough that they can be used for other subjects (flowers, household objects, etc.). Definitely recommend!

  3. Lauren Verified buyer
    5 out of 5

    I am new to lightroom so i am just learning and this makes it so much easier. Love these presets and brushes and esp love that they make video to help you navigate your way through this. Would highly recomended these.

  4. michael Verified buyer
    5 out of 5

    Really loved my purchase. It helped speed up my entire workflow esp. for enthusiasts and casual photographers like me. Definitely try this out – your portfolio will be 1000 times better

  5. Candace Verified buyer
    5 out of 5

    Easy to install and a great range of presets and brushes that are great (not just for food!). Workflow is so much more efficient!

  6. Roger Verified buyer
    5 out of 5

    Quite easy to install. A multitude of presets to choose from that will definitely enhance your portfolio.

  7. Martin Verified buyer
    5 out of 5

    Easy to install and use, these presets & brushes make your food photos look even more delicious!

  8. Peter
    Peter Verified buyer
    5 out of 5

    So simple and fast results. Delicious !

  9. Carlos Verified buyer
    5 out of 5

    Fantastic effect on the pictures. Images really became alive after applying the presets.

Overview of “A la Carta Workflow”

82 Presets

1. 20 All in One Presets

  • Burberry Sues
  • Cheese Souffle
  • Cheesecake
  • Chocolate Souffle
  • Eggs Sunny Side Up
  • Four Seasons Salad
  • Fresh Contrast
  • Fruit Stand
  • Homemade Biscuits
  • Hot as Cayenne Pepper
  • Indigo Blueberries
  • Krisp as Kale
  • Leafy Greens
  • Magret a la Foumahz
  • Oma’s Butter Cookies
  • Pancakes & Honey
  • Rose Whine
  • Strawberry Whine
  • Sweet Paprika
  • Tarte Tarte

2. 19 Base Presets

  • Apple Cobbler
  • Black Pepper
  • Blackberry Pie
  • Candy
  • Clean and Clear
  • Creme Brulee
  • French Cuisine
  • Italian Cuisine
  • Matte
  • Merlot
  • More Clarity
  • More Contrast
  • Punchy
  • Russian Hat Cake
  • Sour Tart
  • Strawberry Tart
  • Sugar Peach
  • Sweet Tart

3. 11 Color Correct Presets

  • Blue Burst
  • Green Burst
  • Orange Burst
  • Red Burst
  • Red Reds
  • Reduce Blues
  • Reduce Greens
  • Reduce Oranges
  • Reduce Reds
  • Reduce Yellows
  • Yellow Burst

4. 6 Exposure Presets

  • Brighten Shadows
  • Brighten
  • Darken Shadows
  • Darken
  • Less Highlights
  • More Highlights

5. 6 Polish Presets

  • Add Clarity
  • Less Clarity
  • Less Contrast
  • More Contrast
  • Sharp Colors
  • Sharpen

6. 9 Tone/Tint Presets

  • Cool Highlights
  • Cool Shadows
  • Creamy Vainilla
  • Desaturation
  • Getting Cooler
  • Getting Warmer
  • More Saturation
  • Warm Highlights
  • Warm Shadows

7. 6 Vintage Presets

  • Blueberry Syrup
  • Brownies
  • Ice Lolly
  • Sauvignon
  • Sweet Strawberry Mochi
  • Vintage Love

8. 3 Black & White Presets

  • Earl Grey
  • Potato Rolls
  • Spiced Chai Latte

9. 2 Vignette Presets

  • Subtle Black
  • Subtle White

21 Brushes

1. 6 Color Brushes

  • Green
  • Indigo
  • Peach
  • Red
  • Soft Magenta
  • Yellow

2. 6 Enhance Brushes

  • Add Blur
  • Clarity and Detail
  • Color/Contrast
  • Desaturate
  • Saturate
  • Sharpen

3. Fruit Clarity Brush

4. 6 Light Brushes

  • Brighten Highlights
  • Brighten Shadows
  • Brighten
  • Darken Shadows
  • Darken
  • Reduce Highlights

5. 2 Temperature Brushes

  • Cooler
  • Warmer

Installing the presets and brushes included in this bundle is very easy. Learn how to do it below with our very easy to understand instructional tutorials.

1. How to install Lightroom Presets

If you prefer reading, see our detailed tutorial on how to install Lightroom presets here.

2. How to Install Lightroom Brushes

You can also read our written tutorial on how to install Lightroom brushes.

We have included images in all the tutorials too so as to make it as intuitive and easy to follow as possible.

3. How to Stack Lightroom Presets

Don’t miss our written tutorial on how to stack Lightroom presets.

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