Antique Bronze is a free Lightroom preset that is reminiscent of the olden times with its rich sepia effect. The tones remain intense even with only bronze hues. Details are also preserved and emphasized.
You can notice the vignetting in the After photo that completes the preset’s vintage feel. It is most visible at the sky in the image above, particularly at the upper corners. Even without the photo’s original colors, you can still distinguish the subtleties of hues thanks to the orange tone added to the black and white mix channel.
Clarity and whites are increased. Details, too, are more evident in the After photo. There is greater depth, as an effect of the brown tones added to both highlights and shadows. The shadows are noticeably in a deeper brown; see how the girl’s hair becomes more striking, and how the folds of her skirt become more defined.
This free Antique Bronze preset can also be used for photos in urban settings, and to give an impression that the image was set decades ago. Notice how the details pop more in the After photo. The electrical lines are now more visible, the truck is starker, and the building’s signage strikingly more vivid.
The photo above is a great demonstration of how this preset defines textures throughout an image. Notice the details on the ceiling, the brown tones on the floor, and the small yet distinguishable objects around the room.
This preset can completely transform the mood of any image. Even with the absence of distinct colors, photos become more appealing, giving them an air of historical importance. This is ideal to use for moments or scenes that require a vintage, timeless, feel.
You can absolutely use Antique Bronze 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