I have decided to bundle up two key Lightroom presets that I use to create a washed out vintage look in any photograph. I have been developing and tweaking four presets over the last few months to the point I have refined the processing down to just two key lightroom presets that I use as a starting point.

The two presets offer different levels of brightness and should be ideal for outdoor images. For indoor or darker images you may need to adjust the exposure levels or shadows. Adjusting the ‘clarity’ creates a sense of drama in images. You can see a before and after image below.

lightroom preset vintage wash

You can adjust the levels to enhance or reduce the vintage feel and as you can see the process also mutes the colour and vibrancy of the overall image. You can get one of the vintage wash lightroom presets below for free.

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Get the Bundle

The second vintage wash lightroom presets and the Cityscape lightroom preset used in this post are bonus items in the Lightroom preset bundle. Note: this bundle contains a zip file of all the free Lightroom presets available on FlixelPix (it saves you downloading each one individually) as well the bonus cityscape and vintage presets (that are not currently free).

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The other free FlixelPix Lightroom presets are available in the dedicated presets area here. If you are interested in long exposure photography then check out the Long exposure ebook, the ebook comes with a number of dedicated Long exposure photography lightroom presets.


Free Lightroom Presets
The Long Exposure eBook and Lightroom Presets