The soft matte look is one of the most used Lightroom preset types in social media. You can find it on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and several websites. It is a style that does not go out of fashion.
You can now get this artistic look without fiddling with photo editors. Save time: download the presets, import them to your Adobe Lightroom desktop or mobile, and they will do the job for you.
This soft matte look can be used in all types of photography and is stylish throughout the year. It creates attractive portraits and landscapes for both indoor and outdoor lighting.
Here is the rundown of indoor and outdoor soft matte presets for every use.
All Lightroom Presets are available for free download for both Lightroom desktop (.xmp and .lrtemplate) and mobile (.dng).
Soft Film Presets
Best for: Portraits, Street photography, Everyday Scenes
Style: Vintage film, Light Hues, High matte
79th preset can give any shot a retro feel with its light magenta hues. Its look is close to Polaroid film, but with a light magenta. This is a must-try if you are looking for a unique take on a warm vintage motif.
Best for: Diffused Lighting
Style: Soft Matte, Retro, Film, Moderate Matte
Warm Retro simulates the warmth of vintage photos for a soft and timeless aesthetic. It makes images look brighter and artistically slightly muted. Its classic style can be applied to several types of photography.
Light and Airy Presets for Lightroom
Airy Summer gives summer and vacation photos a stylish look and feel. It has beautiful pastel hues and a soft matte effect. We just love how its colors blend seamlessly to create a warm and airy aesthetic.
Soft Portrait Presets
Best for: Portraits, Diffused Lighting
Style: Soft, Light, Airy
Hazy Pop creates a soft and undersaturated look that’s great for portraits. It is bright enough to reveal a person’s features or scenes, and its softness gives the entire photo a special, approachable, feel.
Best for: Portraits, Fashion, Outdoor Photography
Style: Gentle warm hues, Soft tones, Moderate matte
Smart Warmer gently warms your entire image while keeping skin tones looking natural. It enhances portraits by giving them a tender, charming feel. Use this preset if you lightly want to make an image more expressive.
Soft Matte Cinematic Presets
Chocolate Matte adds a timeless feel to your photos without reducing clarity. It uniquely brings out the warmth of the captured moment, making even the simplest shot look like a cinematic scene.
Orange and Teal
A PresetLove.com favorite. Orange and Teal does an excellent job at bringing out the orange and teal colors in photos. It mixes colors in a unique way to create a powerful take on the popular orange and teal motif.
Soft Pastel Presets
Best for: Travel photography, Outdoor portraiture, Instagram
Style: Pinkish hues, High matte
Matte Pink infuses images with a charming cherry blossom pink hue. It is a striking yet versatile look that can be applied to a myriad of scenes, including indoor and outdoor portraiture.
Pastel Warm is designed to give photos a softer and warmer look by applying pastel brown tones in shadows. It also adds warm and magenta hues as accents and to add definition to the image.
Best for: Travel photography, Urban scenes
Style: Creamy pink tones, Soft shadows, Moderate matte
Romantic Paris evokes the romantic atmosphere of Paris with a warm-pink pastel hue. Its soft tones make it ideal for vacation photos, from portraits to cityscapes.
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Learn How to Install Lightroom Presets
Check out our guide if you want to know how to add presets to Lightroom mobile and desktop. It is easy! We will walk you through the process. You will learn how to download and install DNG preset formats on the Lightroom mobile app, and XMP on Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic desktop apps.