Zen Film 2 is a free film emulation Lightroom preset that applies dark contrasting tones and grainy textures to your images. The preset mixes warm and cool colors and adjusts saturation and luminance for an authentic vintage film look. It also boosts its sharpening to enhance your image’s elements.
You can try this preset on your outdoor or indoor photos for a classic vintage camera look. Try this preset out, to start creating a timeless look on your prints to display at home, or simply to upgrade the look of your Instagram feed!
Boosts Color Vibrance
Vibrant Couple Photo. The Zen Film 2 preset plays on different cool and warm color saturation and luminance. This means having certain colors appear brighter and more vivid than the others. The example above shows how some colors perform on the preset. For instance, an evident element that really changes is the color of the grass and trees. The green tones really shine giving more life to the image. The woman’s dress now appears darker and with more contrast, making the red color of her dress pop against the scenery.
Grungy Wall. Looking at the images above, you can see how the wall on the photo is already rough and textured in the Before photo. But once the preset is applied, the elements are heightened and more texture is revealed, adding to the grungy look of the overall image. This is through the preset’s adjustments on effects, such as adding sharpening, grain, and decreasing highlights. These adjustments also compliment the grainy image quality from analog cameras.
Creates Warmer Skin Tones
Romantic and Dramatic. Looking at the After photo, the preset’s increase in orange color saturation is seen throughout the image. It gives the image a warmer, cozier, look and feel, also bringing out peachy skin tones that add to the brightness and character of the photo. Another notable color change is the color of the couple’s denim. It becomes closer to an aqua and green tint, and gives a visually cooler effect that balances the warm elements.
Defines The Mood of Your Image
Cool View. The After photo above is stunning. With the vivid cool aqua hues present, the preset creates an initial mood of calm and cool. This is done by increasing the color saturation and luminance of blue, green, and aqua tones. The preset’s various color settings help foster and create a distinct mood in your photos. Looking closely at the right side of the After photo, it is evident how the rock formation is now darker. This creates a good contrast in the overall image and also bringing emphasis on the girl enjoying the view.
Mixes Warm and Cool Color Tones
Classic Urban. The image above shows how the preset uses both warm and cool tones and partners it with defined textures to create a vintage film look. Here you can see how the upper part of the image has a slight green tint on the sky but creates warm orange highlights as seen on the trees. The color of the blue post signages also adjusts to aqua which is quite eye-catching. These color adjustments create a mix of tones that fosters an overall retro film look.
Zen Film 2 is for Lightroom Mobile, Desktop and…
Like all our presets, you can absolutely use Zen Film 2 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