The bold, vivid, high contrast aesthetic is a popular style for wedding and portrait photographers. The impactful, high energy vibe of this style is why the Crush Pack has been one of our most popular packs at Visual Flow.
Since we released this pack, we’ve spent more time in the lab, testing the pack on more images, gathering community feedback, and making improvements to the colors. We’ve also been testing the presets on Lightroom Mobile and developing a dedicated set that encompasses the differences between the raw processing and mobile processing
Today, we’re launching an important update to the Visual Flow Crush Pack with the following changes:
- Dedicated Set of Presets for Lightroom Mobile
- Improvements to the colors for the existing presets
- New Red Tint Preset Replaces the Flash Preset
Dedicated Lightroom Mobile Presets
In this update, we are including a dedicated set of Mobile Lightroom Presets for the Crush Pack. While the presets were already available for Lightroom Mobile in the previous version, they were optimized for RAW processing on the desktop application.
The new Lightroom Mobile Presets are designed specifically for mobile photography, created with images photographed and processed entirely on a smartphone. The result is a more refined, accurate, one-click look for mobile photography.
These are included at no cost to previous and future Mobile Pack purchasers. For those interested in the Mobile Only Crush Pack, you can purchase them separately here.
Improvements and Changes to the Pack
As mentioned, we’ve made improvements to the overall color engine of the Crush Pack. In fact, we started from scratch and reworked the entire color engine from the ground up, so virtually every setting is changed from the prior pack. The result is a better, more refined pack of presets that gets you closer to a final image with a single click.
Red Tint Preset Included
In this update, all current and future Crush Pack purchasers will receive the new Red Tint Preset as a free update. Red Tint is a new lighting condition that will give you a one-click, refined image for scenes with a strong red tint on your subject(s).
“Flash” Preset Removed
Also, after extensive testing, we decided to remove the “Flash” lighting condition. We will be making this same change as we update other packs. The reason for this change is that flash can be implemented as a soft light, hard light, and even backlight.
Rather than simply applying the “Flash” preset, the best results have always come from using the lighting condition that corresponds to how you implemented the lighting. Removing the Flash lighting condition keeps the system more simple and intuitive. If for some reason users wish to keep the Flash Preset, save a copy before installing the new update.
How to get the updated presets
All of the updates are available at no additional cost to previous purchasers of the crush pack. To update, follow these steps:
- Log into your DVLOP account
- Download the installer
- Reinstall your presets
If you do not yet own the Crush Pack, you can purchase the desktop version (which also includes the mobile version) here and the mobile only version here.