27 Sims 4 GShade Presets To Check Out!

It’s so good to know that there are beautiful Sims 4 Gshade presets that are free to download!

After downloading your favorite Sims 4 GShade preset, you can use it to customize and enhance the graphics of your game to create a different atmosphere and mood!

Important note: Gshade no longer works, you will NEED an older version for it to work in your game.

Sims 4 GShade Presets

This list is a curation of Sims 4 GShade presets. BTW, GShade is not ReShade. GShade is a modified version of ReShade with pre-configured enhancements, while ReShade itself allows for more extensive customization and user-generated presets.

Preview image for Sweet & Sour GShade by Asimsa.

1. Sweet & Sour GShade by Asimsa

Get ready to switch between these two presets effortlessly, allowing you to transform the vibe of your Sims 4 experience in an instant!

Choose Sweet for dazzling pink tones and striking shadows, perfect for capturing stunning screenshots.

Alternatively, opt for Sour to infuse your gameplay with a delightful brightness and vibrance, without overwhelming the visuals.

Preview image for Glow GShade Preset by by chewybutterfly.

2. Glow GShade Preset by by chewybutterfly

If you love taking screenshots, you probably need to try this amazing Gshade preset!

It drastically improves the aesthetic of the game visual and has a gorgeous cottage feel to it.

In my observation, this is best to use for outdoor screenshots!

Preview image for Sims 4 GShade Preset by Moonivys.

3. Sims 4 GShade Preset by Moonivys

Do you love outlines? If so, maybe you need to try this unique TS4 GShade preset!

There are 2 versions available, with version 2 is clearer than version 1

Don’t forget to disable edge smoothing (under Game Options >> Graphics) for the best result!

Preview image for Strudel Gshade Preset by Elaina

4. Strudel Gshade Preset by Elaina

If you’re looking for a soft and warm Gshade preset for The Sims 4, do check out this one!

As someone who wants to have the ENTIRE game look aesthetic, I am so happy to find this preset because it’s available for both gameplay and screenshot!

You can easily change the look by pressing shift+2 or shift+4.

Preview image for Storybook GShade Preset by ellcrze.

5. Storybook GShade Preset by ellcrze

This beautiful GShade preset changes the lighting of the objects as if they are touched by direct sunlight.

It makes the game looks more realistic!

Preview image for Candy Heart GShade Preset by Lady Simmer.

6. Candy Heart GShade Preset by Lady Simmer

Now if you love anything vibrant or vivid, be sure to check out this awesome GShade preset because it gives more vibrance to the game visual!

It’s best to use in CAS mode because it’s too dark for gameplay.

Preview image for Cotton Candy GShade Preset by Kawaii Whims.

7. Cotton Candy GShade Preset by Kawaii Whims

This specific Gshade preset brings out the brightness level of the game graphic.

When used properly, it can be a great tool to brighten up the look of the day.

However, in my observation, it’s not a good idea to use it when you need a close-up look of a sim as it can be too bright.

Preview image for Draincore Gshade Preset by gloomiee

8. Draincore Gshade Preset by gloomiee

It’s not for gameplay.

It’s best for screenshots on the CAS screen only because as you can see, it makes the sim blurry and you don’t want to have a gameplay like that.

Preview image for Gretchen Gshade Preset by talentedtrait.

9. Gretchen Gshade Preset by talentedtrait

Talentedtrait is a Sims 4 pose creator as well as Sims 4 preset creator and is super talented!

Preview image for Ophelia Gshade Preset by talentedtrait.

10. Ophelia Gshade Preset by talentedtrait

The Gretchen preset above was *accidentally* crafted when the creator tried to tweak Ophelia Gshade preset. So, this preset is kind of the original version of the previous preset above. Both of them are stunning!

I highly recommend both of them if you wanna take a gorgeous screenshot!

Preview image for Sims 4 GShade Preset by mushroomwhims “Thunderstorm”

11. Sims 4 GShade Preset by mushroomwhims “Thunderstorm”

It’s such a beautiful Gshade preset that brings out the unique look! It’s especially good for taking screenshot of your home builds!

Preview image for Sims 4 Gshade Preset by ellcrze “Bloom”.

12. Sims 4 Gshade Preset by ellcrze “Bloom”

The pink and blue colors are dominant in this preset, making it adorable and feminine.

13. Coco Dreams Gshade Preset by simbeautyguru

If you have more dark-skinned sims in your game, you should try this gorgeous Sims 4 Gshade preset as it can intensify darker tones!

Preview image for On Cloud 9 GShade Preset by TheBlondeSimmer.

14. On Cloud 9 GShade Preset by TheBlondeSimmer

The On Cloud 9 preset is both a reshade and a gshade that’s perfect if you need fall vibes in your game.

Preview image for Sassy Frassy GShade Preset by MidsummerMoon20

15. Sassy Frassy GShade Preset by MidsummerMoon20

If you want to slightly add some aesthetic layer to your gameplay, give this Gshade preset a try!

It makes the look more realistic but nothing crazy.

Note that this is no longer a supported gshade, so chances are things WILL look different. AKA download at your own risk.

Preview image for Neapolitan GShade Presets Pack by MidsummerMoon20.

16. Neapolitan GShade Presets Pack by MidsummerMoon20

There are 3 different GShade presets in this pack: strawberry preset, vanilla preset, and chocolate preset.

Each of them has a unique vibe and you can pick your favorite one!

Preview image for Milky Pastels GShade Preset by Simdriella

17. Milky Pastels GShade Preset by Simdriella

Sometimes I feel sad when there is a certain thing on the internet I cannot access because they require something that is too high or too new.

When you need a GShade Preset that is suitable for older laptops or computers, you can try this one! You don’t need crazy requirements to have this Sims 4 Gshade preset.

Preview image for Angel Cake GShade Preset by Lady Simmer.

18. Angel Cake GShade Preset by Lady Simmer

If you want a preset that makes the look more sharp or more defined, do check out this one!

Preview image for Tofu Gshade Preset by Ellcruze.

19. Tofu Gshade Preset by Ellcruze

This is my favorite Sims 4 Gshade preset so far!

It makes the look aesthetic and clear without being too bright or altering the color too far. This is the kind of the Sims 4 look that I find pleasing.

Preview image of Latte GShade Preset by ellcrze

20. Latte GShade Preset by ellcrze

The Latte GShade Preset adds a warm tone to your game. It works for both gameplay and screenshots, adding a little more peachy tones to it.

Preview image for Petals GShade Preset by chewybutterfly

21. Petals GShade Preset by chewybutterfly

The Petals GShade Preset is lovely, though it isn’t meant for gameplay.

It takes some truly gorgeous screenshots though.

Preview image for Marigold GShade Preset by MidsummerMoon20

22. Marigold GShade Preset by MidsummerMoon20

The Marigold GShade is no longer supported, but if you have an older version it, this lightweight preset is perfect for your game.

Preview image for Cranberry GShade Preset by Elaina

23. Cranberry GShade Preset by Elaina

If you want a bit more red in your game, Cranberry is the way to go.

Preview image for Dreamy GShade Preset by gloomie.

24. Dreamy GShade Preset by gloomie

If you like more pink cartoony vibes, then the Dreamy preset is for you.

Preview image for Frosty Delights GShade Preset by Lady Simmer.

25. Frosty Delights GShade Preset by Lady Simmer

Perfect for a bright winter’s day, this Frosty Delights Gshade is pretty.

Preview image for Groovy GShade Preset by ellcrze

26. Groovy GShade Preset by ellcrze

Add some truly groovy style to your game with this groovy gshade preset.

Preview image for Secluded GShade Preset by tetonet.

27. Secluded GShade Preset by tetonet

This preset filters out the blue and is GREAT if you want to take some stylish screenshots.

How do you install GShade presets in Sims 4?

Here’s a step-by-step tutorial for installing Gshade for The Sims 4:

  1. First, make sure you have removed Reshade and backed up your presets.
  2. Download GShade as well as your favorite GShade presets.
  3. Run the downloaded .exe file of GShade.
  4. Follow the installation wizard and select The Sims 4 as the game you want to install Gshade for.
  5. Set the folder for saving screenshots.
  6. Move the downloaded presets to the G-Shade presets folder.
  7. Start the game and wait for G-Shade to load (it might take longer the first time).
  8. Open the G-Shade settings menu.
  9. Set the overlay key and shader toggle key to preferred keys.
  10. Configure the screenshot key and set the screenshot path.
  11. Enable the “Show screenshot message” option for visual confirmation.
  12. Ensure the game looks the same as before.
  13. Press the overlay key to open G-Shade.
  14. In the home section, choose the desired preset folder.
  15. Select the appropriate preset (high-end, low-end, build screenshots, or Sim screenshots).
  16. Adjust settings within the preset as needed.
  17. Play the game and experience the preset’s effects.

Does Gshade work with Sims 4?

Technically Gshade no longer works with Sims 4, so if you want to use it, you will need to download an older version (unless you already have it installed).

Before using the Gshade preset:

Remember that there are some adjustments to do:

  1. Edge Smoothing: Turn it off. Disabling edge smoothing can result in sharper and more defined edges, enhancing the overall visual clarity of objects and characters in the game.
  2. 3D Scene Resolution: Set it to high. Increasing the 3D scene resolution can improve the level of detail and sharpness in the game’s graphics, making the visuals more immersive and realistic.
  3. Post-Processing Effects: Turn them off. Disabling post-processing effects can help maintain a clean and unfiltered appearance, reducing any potential visual distortions or alterations that may be introduced by these effects.

Final Thoughts Sims 4 Gshade Presets

Not everyone likes the base look of the Sims 4 game, whether they’re looking to create screenshots or they want their gameplay to look a tad bit different and that’s where Gshade (a specific type of reshade) comes in.

It’s important to note that Gshade no longer works – as in you can’t actually download a new copy of it. With that in mind, you only want to download these presets if you have (or can get your hands on) an old version of Gshade.

If you download these presets for reshade they WILL look different.

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