Rustic Vintage is a free Lightroom preset that makes your photos look like it was taken from a vintage film camera. It uses custom color and light settings adding warm and cool tones to its highlights and shadows to create a unique, rough, picturesque look.
Just like in any photo taken by an analog film camera, the preset adds subtle textures by increasing clarity, adding grain, and implementing a slight blurring effect on the image. This makes the preset create soft textures throughout.
The Rustic Vintage preset is perfect for nature landscapes or portraits with a lot of natural light. It can be used on prints or simply applied to your digital photos for your social media profiles. So if you’re looking to spice up your Instagram pictures, try this preset out for that unique take on vintage photography!
Adds Warm Yellow Tones On Your Images
Sidewalk. The preset increases shadows and contrast to accentuate dark and dim elements. It also adds a lot of yellow tones in its highlights for a dated vintage look.
The example above shows how yellow tones appear through the highlights once the preset is applied, it looks bright on lighter colors and muted on dark or low light areas. This gives the image a dramatic look and also helps create an illusion that the photo was taken with an old film camera.
Soft View. The Rustic Vintage preset increases clarity and adds grain to its settings to bring out a soft, textured look. The image above shows soft textures and creates a slight fade for that retro film touch.
Again, the example above shows you how the yellow highlights adapt in the photo once the preset is applied. In the After photo, it changes the blue color of the sea to light green, and also overlays a yellow tint on the sand of the shore, the mountain, and even person’s boots. These settings help complete the overall classic film camera look on your images.
Carnival. Looking at the After image above, it is evident how the yellow tones of the preset react to the blue sky and convert it to a light green tone. The red tones are desaturated but are still evident through the yellow filter. This adds to the color accents in the overall photo.
The preset also adds some vignette which is seen in the After photo above. The vignette helps frame the whole image and gives a gradient effect on the sky.
Because of all these effects, this preset is the most retro-looking of all our vintage presets. If you enjoy this look, you can also try our Vintage Frame preset that also copies over the iconic white borders of analog prints.
Illuminates Violet And Purple Tones
Street Pose. The Rustic Vintage preset adds violet and purple tones in its shadows. This creates a bit of dramatic flair on the dark colors as well as complement the highlights. The photo above shows how the violet-purple tints stand out once the preset is applied. You can see how the girl’s jacket keeps its violet-purple color in the processed image, despite it being desaturated. The texture of the jacket is also revealed through the help of the preset’s lighting, by increasing exposure the image gains brightness throughout that helps elevate these minute details.
Rustic Vintage is for Lightroom Mobile, Desktop and…
Like all our Lightroom Presets, you can absolutely use Rustic Vintage 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
Need help with the presets? You can visit our guide to learn how to install Lightroom presets.