Matriculated free Lightroom preset takes your photos deep into another world. Cyberpunk and retro, this austere preset will also make your photos look edgy and futuristic. It will evoke the feel of the blockbuster film The Matrix.
You can apply it to any type of image, whether shot indoors or outdoors. But if you want to make the most of the sci-fi feel, apply Matriculated on portraits, especially whenever the subjects are dressed the part. This preset will also help you improve lighting, both to draw attention to your subject and to evoke that virtual atmosphere. This is a cool filter to try on your Instagram photos.
Adds a Muted Green Tint for a Futuristic Feel
Matrix. With muted colors and a green tint, you can make any photo look like it came from a dystopian future controlled by malevolent artificial intelligence. Make your subjects look like Morpheus, Trinity and Neo with this Matrix preset. You will always get a bold and unique image with it.
Let us examine the After photo above. It is bright yet soft, almost with a surreal haze. This soft green hue is enough to transform the image; it is not overdone as you can still notice the differences or nuances between the tones. Moreover, the blacks now appear stark and deep: see the man’s sunglasses, his hair, and his accessories. This high-contrast effect is the aesthetic that will always flatter portraits, whatever the occasion.
Makes Images Bold and Compelling
Bold Charisma. Above, the photo on the left has a warm, reddish and frankly generic feel to it. After Matriculated the photo takes on a harsh, hi-technology and even dystopian feel. Matriculated imparts atmosphere and machismo to any photo.
Not only that but Matriculated supplements any picture with a retro and trendy feel while remaining classy and sophisticated. It is a rare Lightroom preset that remains fashionably nostalgic with punch and pop. It reduces noise, both luminance and color. Notice also how the man’s outfit above show more details because of the Matriculated preset. You can now even appreciate the folds of his suit and the fine details throughout the image.
Gives a Fun Stylistic Look and Feel
Artistic Fun. Is it the real world or just a dream? Have fun with this preset! Step into character: you’ll have your subjects wearing suits and sunglasses while practicing kung fu, gun kata and computer hacking.
If for some reason you decide to apply this to landscapes, be prepared for haunting scenes. It is best on images with rich in texture and shadows. It will look like a complete cinematic scene or a movie still.
Matriculated is for Lightroom Mobile, Desktop and…
Like all our Lightroom Presets, you can absolutely use Matriculated 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
- Designed for Adobe Lightroom for PC, Mac, and Mobile
- Includes Lrtemplate and XMP preset formats for Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic desktop apps
- Includes DNG preset format for the free Lightroom mobile app
- Applicable to both RAW and JPG images
- 100% Free Preset Download
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Free Lightroom Preset by John