A warm and dramatic portrait of a woman wearing a black rimmed hat

Warm Cinematic

Warm Cinematic free Lightroom preset adds a dramatic warmth to photos. Along with its professional look, the preset sets a unique cinematic atmosphere in any scene. Its tones and colors are similar to pictures shot on analog cameras. If you want a classic or vintage film aesthetic, look no further. This is absolutely the best movie preset to use.

Collection: Warm Presets, Cinematic Presets
Best for: Well-Lit, Diffused Lighting
Style: Warm Magenta, Undersaturated, Soft Tones

Apply it on well-lit images for optimum results. Having a lot of light will allow you to make the most of Warm Cinematic’s improvements in color and tone, especially its soft, silky, and nostalgic look.

You can use this on various types of photography, from portraits to landscapes — on any photo that calls for a cinematic effect. It will look great as an Instagram filter, too! It is, after all, versatile enough to be applied throughout your feed.

Compresses Tones to Recreate Film

A ferris wheel in a beach

Analog Charm. To give photos a distinct retro look, Warm Cinematic compresses tones. It softens light areas and lightens darks. These adjustments recreate the style of photos shot in film.

You can examine the result in the After photo above. It appears muted and softer; you see more details, too, because of the moderated tones. There are no overblown highlights or harsh shadows. The old look gives it a flat and timeless appeal.

Undersaturates Colors for a Vintage Effect

A woman sipping from a white cup with her back against a wall

Soft Vintage. The resulting image is noticeably warmer. To complement it, the preset also undersaturates colors. This makes sure that none would stand out too much and all would blend with the overall motif.

Notice how the mood is different in the After photo. Although with simpler tones, the resulting image is much more appealing. The understated warmth draws out the emotions of the shot.

Sets the Mood with Warm Magenta

A portrait of a blonde-haired woman wearing a black hoodie

Retro Vibe. Notice the brown-magenta or chocolate tint in the photo. However subtle, it is enough to transform the entire image. This complex accent brings out more subtle shades in the picture, somehow adding greater depth in the image. It also adds a professional polish to any shot.

Optimizes Luminance for Portraits

A cinematic photo of a couple kissing

Soft Glow. As a cinematic preset, it is important for Warm Cinematic to portray people well. It adjusts magenta, purple, and yellow luminance in images to enhance skin tones and other features.

On the other hand, the preset lowers the luminance of red, orange, aqua, and blue; this, in contrast to the former, produces crisp and deep accents throughout the image.

Adds Fine Grain to Complete the Film Look

A vast brown landscape photo with added grain

Film Grain. Lastly, Warm Cinematic preset adds some fine grain to images. This completes the film look. It is a stylistic adjustment; it heightens the vintage film look and even completes it. As you can observe in the above example, the added grains do not distort any photographic element.

Warm Cinematic is for Lightroom Mobile, Desktop and…

Like all our presets, you can absolutely use Warm Cinematic 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
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