Cinematic 2 is a free Lightroom preset that gives a warm film effect to your photos. The preset uses brown hues with custom adjustments in color, lighting, and texture to leave your photos looking like it was taken straight from a movie scene.
This preset works great on both prints or for your social media posts. It is versatile as well since it can be used on outdoor and indoor photos, whether for landscapes or portraits, the Cinematic 2 preset will surely bring out those nostalgic vintage film camera colors.
Adds Rich Brown Tones
Vivid Browns. To achieve this film camera effect, the Cinematic 2 preset intensifies rich brown tones and reduces vibrance to mute colors. This means, slightly converting warmer hues to light brown tones.
The example above shows how this adjustment takes effect. Looking at the background, the lush green tones of the trees convert into a mix of dark brown tones creating an earthy desaturated look. The woman's hair also gains more evident texture through decreasing highlights for those details to pop out.
Brings Out Clear Cinematic Colors
Crisp Elements. The Cinematic 2 preset complements color adjustments by adjusting blacks, whites, and shadows. This means having deeper blacks, clearer whites, and lighter shadows. These custom settings result in making dark and white tones look refined creating well-pressed details.
You can notice the effect in the After photo above. It may look like the only thing that changed is the background not having brown tints. But if you look closely, some elements such as the woman's skin tone, hat, poncho, table, and plant now looks coherently crisp and bright, giving the overall photo a modern cinema effect.
Gives Photos a Dramatic Movie Look
Dark Hues. In the example above, it is evident how the Cinematic 2 preset creates a dramatic feel in the After photo. The preset applies its tailored tone settings such as reducing vibrance and increasing the contrast. The result is having more defined blacks and better focus on the details of the motorcycle. The preset also add vignetting to frame the image for that overall dramatic movie scene style.
Applies Custom Tone Curve Settings
Cinematic Feel. In the After photo, the Cinematic 2 preset applies its specific tone curve settings that work on different types of light. This means the preset adjusts to the image's lighting and can create a balance of brightness and darkness that brings vibrance to the tonal warmth of your images.
The example above shows how the preset performs in a low light image, still bringing in the subtle details to life with its tone curve settings and color mixture. With added effects such as vignetting and color mixing, the preset brings out a nostalgic cinematic effect to the overall image.
Brings Out Texture
Textured Details. A crucial element in a cinematic shot is texture. The Cinematic 2 preset draws upon incorporating settings to enhance the textures in images. It does this by increasing the sharpening and reduces highlights to emphasize minute details. You can notice the effect on the rocks in the After photo. The texture is now evident, creating a whole new context to the image. With the enhanced texture and change of color temperature, the image is now a movie-like scene.
Cinematic 2 is for Lightroom Mobile, Desktop and...
Like all our presets, you can absolutely use Cinematic 2 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
This Free Lightroom Preset was last updated on May 19, 2020