Vintage Portrait Presets

Vintage Portrait Presets

My first set of Lightroom Develop Presets, the Vintage Portrait Presets, are published on the Creative Photographer store today.

I created these presets for everybody who wants to learn how to develop beautiful, natural looking portraits in Lightroom.

Have you ever tried to develop portraits in Lightroom and been disappointed with the results? Do your portraits look artificial or plasticky rather than natural? These presets solve that problem. Created with portrait photographers in mind, they give you 31 different vintage looks you can apply to your portraits with a single mouse-click.

The presets come with a 28 page PDF guide that explains how to install and use them, along with Lightroom’s powerful retouching tools, to develop beautiful portraits.

Vintage Portrait Presets guide

What you will learn with the Vintage Portrait Presets

  • How to install the presets in Lightroom.
  • How to use the presets to develop beautiful, natural looking portraits.
  • How to adapt the Vintage Portrait Presets to the style of your portraits.
  • How to enhance your portraits by retouching eyes and skin without going too far.
  • How to use Virtual Copies and Snapshots to make more than one version of a portrait.
  • How to preserve skin tones in Lightroom.
  • When to apply Clarity to your portraits – and when to avoid using it.
  • How to use the Graduated and Radial filters to make backgrounds darker.
  • How to use the Vintage Portrait Presets with non-portrait photos.

The presets and the accompanying guide give you the tools and knowledge you need to develop beautiful portraits in Lightroom.

Vintage Portrait Presets guide

The idea behind the Vintage Portrait Presets is to provide you with a set of presets that help you create natural looking portraits in Lightroom. They are also an educational tool – as you learn to use them your confidence in Lightroom will grow and you’ll learn how to take control of Lightroom’s sliders to make your portraits better.

What’s included:

  • 31 vintage portrait presets.
  • 5 grain presets.
  • 4 reset presets.
  • 28 page PDF guide to using the Vintage Portrait Presets.

Click here to learn more about the Vintage Portrait Presets.

Lightroom tutorial

I’ve written a tutorial that shows you how to use the presets to develop and retouch portraits in Lightroom. Click here to read the tutorial.

Examples

Here are some before and after examples of portraits developed using the presets.

Vintage Portrait Presets

Vintage Portrait Presets

Vintage Portrait Presets

Vintage Portrait Presets

Vintage Portrait Presets

Vintage Portrait Presets

 

 

About Andrew S. Gibson

Andrew S. Gibson is a writer, publisher, traveler and photographer based in the UK. He started writing about photography while traveling in Bolivia, and has been published in many prestigious photography magazines including EOS magazine, where he worked as a Writer and Technical Editor for two years. He currently writes for The Creative Photographer, Digital Photography School and Craft & Vision. He is inspired by meeting new people, seeing new places and having new experiences.





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