What is the Difference Between Modern and Crush?
This week we’re excited to bring your Crush – our newest Preset pack to join the Visual Flow Development Tools family! There are many similarities between Crush and Modern because they are both designed for the contemporary photographer, however, their differences make them two entirely different products with equally satisfying results.
Let’s first start with what they have in common. Both are based on the patent-pending Lighting Condition Based Development system and the DVLOP color profiles. This means that no matter the camera model and no matter the lighting condition, you’ll get a beautiful, consistent look to the images. You’ll see the exact same preset names (Soft Light, Hard Light, HDR natural, etc.), and all of the same camera profiles will be supported.
While Pastel has a much more muted color palette and works best for vintage or stylistic scenes, Modern and Crush work with a variety of image types and locations, making them extremely versatile and appropriate for wedding and portrait photography. With both packs, our focus was to make the same lighting condition-based preset that maintained skintones while still creating entirely different looks.
The differences between Crush and Modern truly lie in the color (HSL and Color Calibration) and clarity (Sharpness and Dehaze). Our Modern Pack is warm and vibrant while maintaining accurate color tones, giving you a very universally accepted color pallette and overall natural edit. Our Crush Pack, on the other hand, can be described as bold and vivid with a strong emphasis on detail and dynamic range.
Visual Flow Preset Primer Videos
You can also refer to our Primer Videos on each of our packs to get a better sense of how to develop your images using our presets in each style:
Intro to the Modern Preset Pack – How to Shoot & Process Images
Intro to the Crush Preset Pack | Primer
Gallery: Modern vs Crush Pack
Here are some side by side examples of how the Modern and Crush presets look on the exact same image:Click into each of the thumbnails for a full view. All images below by Pye Jirsa.
How to Purchase
You can purchase our Crush Pack or Modern Pack depending on what best fits your style. Our Retouching Tool Kit is sold separately and works with both packs the same, offering a greater range of detail, adjustments, and color all within Lightroom!