TVK is a free Lightroom preset that darkens and equalizes contrasts in a photo and adds vignetting to complete a charming and natural look. What you get is a dramatic photo with balanced shadows and highlights. This preset is perfect for enhancing portraits and urban scenes while preserving the original colors of the image. Because of its versatile tweaks and soft matte effect, TVK may also be used for indoor and outdoor photoshoots. Use this preset to add a classic appeal to your captured moments.
Enhances Details and Adds a Dramatic Feel
Dramatic and detailed. In the beach photo above, it is noticeable that the color of the sand looks darker in the After photo. There is an increase in blacks, contrasts, and vibrance. Even with the noticeable darkening, there is now greater focus on the subject. We can notice more details, too: see the folds on the woman's denim shorts and her finely textured sweater.
Directs Attention to the Subject
Focus on the subject. The TVK preset adds custom vignetting in this photography image. It is a great way to deemphasize bright backgrounds that would otherwise be distracting. Through this, the unnecessary parts of the background are muted, drawing the viewers eye to the photographer subject instead. This is made possible by the preset's specific decrease in red, orange, yellow, and green saturation. In the above image, this effect is most noticeable on the color of the leaves.
Adds a Classic Timeless Feel
Classic appeal. In this urban scene picture, there is a decrease in some luminance of all channels in the HSL panel. Again, the yellow color saturation is decreased as seen on the train. This softening of colors also gives a classic retro look. This is perfect for shots that call for a timeless charm, especially those that are meant to evoke a nostalgic feel. Your photos will appear like they were captured using an older film camera. Notice how TVK can also add a cinematic atmosphere to any image.
Gives a Consistent Look to Portraits and Scenes
Consistent Aesthetic. The After photo of this little boy looks brighter as the sharpening and vibrance increase. The blue sky in the background appears more vibrant as the TVK preset increases the saturation of aqua color. It is a filter that can thus also do well on outdoor shots. With its versatility and impressive focus on the subject, TVK is a must when intending to share pictures in social media with unique and consistent aesthetic. These will unify the images of your post and give a more lasting impression. This is especially useful when uploading pictures as a carousel or album in Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest.
TVK is for Lightroom Mobile, Desktop and...
You can absolutely use TVK 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 January 26, 2020