Antique photo of a woman with a broad rimmed hat

Bow Tie

Bow Tie is a free Lightroom preset that transforms your photos in that retro aged-film effect. The preset plays on warm tones, focusing on green and yellow hues and adjust its lighting and shadows to achieve that analog film style.

Collection: Warm Presets
Best for: Outdoor, Portrait, Natural Light
Style: Faded Tones, Warm Color Temperature, Some Green Tint

This preset is perfect for your outdoor lifestyle photos, creating memories that you can incorporate on your Instagram feed!

Applies Custom Color Temperature Adjustments

A yellowish vintage photo of a woman holding up a box at a theme park

Warm Hues. The Bow Tie preset focuses on bringing out and highlighting warm tones. In the example above, the warm colors pop out giving the image contrast on the other muted tones. That adjustment example is seen through the grass, now having a lush green tint in the After photo. The preset adds a fade effect on the overall image to achieve that aged film look.

Optimizes Tones for Portraiture

A yellowish retro photo of a woman sitting down with a laptop

Outdoor Portraits. In addition to adjustments on warm tones, the Bow Tie preset cut down highlights and shadows which in effect still brings out the darker shades through the yellow and green tints. Notice how the blues, browns, and blacks perform in the After photo: the colors are still vibrant and vivid exposing details. The woman’s skin tone also slightly retains its pigment keeping a clear highlighted complexion.

If you love taking portraits with lots of natural light, try this preset out for that creative film effect!

Desaturates Tones for a Retro Vibe

A yellowish vintage looking photo of a woman wearing sunglasses

Colorful and Soft. The Bow Tie preset mutes vivid tones to create that vintage look. However, this does not imply that it fades away colors, but rather gives them a soft calm vibe. To achieve this, the preset cut down the saturation on tones and deepens vibrance. Through these adjustments, the tones, and colors in the image creates a pleasant mix, bringing out a colorful yet soft display.

You can see these adjustments in the After photo, focusing on the woman’s clothes: still exhibiting some color but now softer and rounded. Here you see how you can maximize this preset in your outdoor photos to get that nostalgic look.

Creates an Analog Photography Look

A yellowish retro photo of a cityscape showing a church steeple

Warm views. The Bow Tie preset adjusts its color temperatures to create that creative warm analog film effect. To accomplish this, the preset adds yellow and green hues in the shadows and adds slight pink tones in the highlights to create that unique filter.

Look at the photo example above, with the preset applied, the green hues are more evident creating a unique atmosphere, making the image look like it was taken during the early days of analog photography.

Gives a Cinematic Effect

A yellow retro image of a mountain landscape

Calm Scenery. With the preset’s play on increasing warm tones and reducing highlights, some details are still evident against the yellow film. This means some hues such as blues, grays, and whites are not completely muted. As you see in the example, the Bow Tie preset turns the bright white of the snowy mountains look calm and subdued, shaping that vintage cinematic effect.

If you love taking outdoor photos, try this preset out for an authentic cinematic feel, something you can add to your social media or Instagram feed.

Bow Tie is for Lightroom Mobile, Desktop and…

Like all our presets, you can absolutely use Bow Tie 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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