Henford-on-Bagley is a beautiful world let down by less-than-beautiful lighting. Thatched is my attempt to provide a more balanced colour palette that better suits the lush, rolling farmland and rich vegetation, while having that little bit extra for special screenshots that utilise the stunning sunrises and sunsets.
Cottage Living’s world leans heavily blue-green, and neutralising that was my first priority. Greens are more natural, shadows less blue, the sky less vivid, while still remaining colourful and bright.
The base preset is lightweight and simple to use, with all colour changes contained in several hand-crafted LUTs that you can switch between while playing. Some are quite similar to one another, with differences only really noticeable at different times of day. Thatched excels early or late in the day, but even in the harsh midday sun this preset helps create a more traditional farmland vibe.