A brown dog carrying a US flag in its mouth

4th of July

4th of July is a free Lightroom preset designed for your memorable 4th of July captures. It has a classic look that gives an air of historic significance and festive celebration. It handles warm colors very well, especially the blue and red of the country’s flag.

Collection: Cinematic Presets
Best for: Versatile, Indoor and Outdoor
Style: Warm, Brown Shadows, Lighter Blues

You may also try this preset on photos taken indoor and outdoors. It is a versatile preset to use; if you want a rich film look, apply this preset on images with plenty of shadows; these will be tinted in magenta and will have more of a retro feel. The lighter tones will be infused with green, as you will see in the examples below.

Gives a Classic and Timeless Look

A retro photo of a woman carying a flag while on a horse

Timeless Captures. National holidays like this celebrate patriotism. Photos of the occasion should express this, too; it is exactly what this 4th of July preset translates into images.

First, to give images a classic look, the filter cools the color temperature and tints the picture with subtle green hues. Such an effect will give a vintage feel, hence also an impression of historical significance. The sky in the After photo above, for example, is slightly greenish, similar to the effect produced by old analog cameras.

Produces Rich, Soft, Hues

A woman holding up the US flag at the camera

Matte Hues. To complement its retro motif, 4th of July preset decreases the intensity of colors. It reduces the overall vibrance and saturation, and decreases highlights in the tone curve. Given that many 4th of July pictures feature the country’s flag, reds are tweaked as well.

You can see in the above After photo that all colors appear like matte now. 4th of July preset does finer color adjustments, as shown in the next example.

Moderates Saturation for a Festive Feel

A girl holding up sparklers at the camera

Red and Blue. The blend of the green tint and magenta hues produces the stylish vintage look of the After photo. For this, the preset increases the saturation of blue and magenta hues; this will predominantly show in photos of flags, or of images with accent lighting.

Just observe how the preset works well in dim or stark light. The After photo above looks beautifully detailed and appealing. The preset boosts this effect more with an increase in sharpening. See how the sparklers in the girls hand now look so refined in the image above.

Sets the Mood with Light and Dark Accents

A vintage photo of a green delivery truck

Sets the Stage. With its adjustments in color are, of course, improvements in lighting. The 4th of July preset boosts exposure to reveal the photo’s details; it brings the image to life, too. See how more interesting the After photo has become, simply because of the adjustment in brightening.

The improvements in lighting do not stop there. To produce a rich image, 4th of July preset further adds red tones in the shadows and lime in the highlights. Just look at the After example above again: the shadows beneath the metal roof is now elegant in magenta, while the lighter hues, such as those of the car, appear cool and muted.

4th of July preset is for Lightroom Mobile, Desktop and…

Like all our presets, you can absolutely use 4th of July preset as is, right out of the box. With any preset, you might need to make adjustments to accommodate your specific camera, settings, lighting, and subject matter.

  • Entirely Adjustable
  • Compatible with Lightroom 4, 5, 6 and CC
  • Performs with both PC, Mac and Mobile
  • Applicable to both RAW and JPG images
  • 100% Free
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