Vintage Frame is a free Lightroom preset that makes your images look like an old photograph. It adds warm yellow tones in its highlights and purple-violet tones in its shadows to simulate the color of old photos. The preset also adds grain and a white border to fully recreate that vintage old school look and feel.
The preset is perfect for outdoor photos with lots of natural light. Whether landscape or portraits, the Vintage Frame preset will surely bring out that classic old retro camera looks on your digital photos with down to the color, lighting, and frame.
Try this preset out to create a timeless look and feel on your Instagram profile and social media accounts!
Tweaks Shadows and Highlights For A Softer Vintage Look
Sunny and Cool. The Vintage Frame preset adds a warm yellow tone in its highlights. This creates peachy skin tones, warmer highlights, and can also create subtle color changes. The photo above is a perfect example as you can see how the colors change once the preset is applied.
In the After photo, you can see how the warm yellow tone creates an impact on the colors of the image. It acts as a filter and reacts to some color elements such as the blue water of the sea. It is noticeable how the yellow reacts to the blue color and turns into a light green shade. The woman's skin tone also gains a tan, making her skin color closer to warm orange. For a retro image effect, the photo is more exposed creating lighter colored elements such as the deck and the wooden stairs.
Relaxing Beach. A perfect way to unwind is to look back at your relaxing, pleasant photos of the beach. The Vintage Frame preset per creates an overall cozy and inviting atmosphere in the After photo above. This is done through its custom adjustments on lighting, color, and texture as seen on the sand, trees, water, and overall lighting.
The preset reduces highlights and blacks for a softer look. You can see this through the sand, as it reduces its texture and harshness through lessening brightness in the overall photo. The shadows in the photo come out with purple-violet tones for a soft cool feel.
Adds A Warm Color Wash On Your Images
Warm and Cool. The Vintage Frame preset adds a graduated filter in its settings. This helps create different effects such as a color wash. The color wash helps create an illusion that the image takes its overall light from the sun.
The example above shows this effect, as the added warm lighting is seen through the lower half of the image. Another interesting transformation in the After photo is the sky. Looking at it, you can see how the blue color becomes saturated and creates a gradient from dark to light. The added grain is also evident throughout to complete the overall vintage film look.
Adds Effects For A Vintage Film Look
Retro Details. The preset applies a slight blurring effect which seen on the edges of the photo. This creates a printed image illusion from an analog film camera. This is seen through the example above in the photo on the right. The edges are all blurred, building focus on the woman as the subject. This also supplements the white frame on the image for that retro film look.
Vintage Frame is for Lightroom Mobile, Desktop and...
Like all our presets, you can absolutely use Vintage Frame 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 April 28, 2020