If you love the look of traditional film photos or you just want to add a vintage or retro twist to your images, then why not try professionally designed Lightroom presets from Envato Elements?
10 Top Film Emulation Presets for Photos in Lightroom
Featured Template Pack for Film Looks From Envato Elements
A collection of Lightroom presets designed to give your photographs a retro or vintage look by emulating film photography and processing.
This project was created by Envato Elements author 2FX.
Over 20 different filters that replicate traditional film photography colours. All of the presets are non-destructive, so they won't touch your original image. Installation and usage instructions are included with the download too.
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With a subscription to Envato Elements you get unlimited Lightroom presets, design and video templates, audio, images, graphics and more.
More Top Templates for Filmic Grading From Envato Elements
Unlimited downloads from Envato Elements mean you can try as many Lightroom presets as you like, so if the above add on isn't quite your style, no worries! Here are some great alternatives.
- Try 50 Retro Film LUTs Pack for a huge set of presets with a cinematic and nostalgic colurs, that work on both photographs and footage.
- Or try Vintage Mood Lightroom Presets Dekstop and Mobile for a soft, matte look. 50 Vintage Films Lightroom Presets has ten different vintage film categories, each with five presets included.
- For one pack that has everything, you'll have plenty to choose from with 100 Film Lightroom Presets to help you create a cinematic look for footage or a traditional film style for photographs.
- And if you're a wedding photographer, why not try 20 Film Wedding LUTs Pack for a modern and stylish look with a retro film twist.
Lightroom Templates for Emulating Film on Envato Market
If an Elements subscription doesn't fit your project or you don't find what you need, with Lightroom templates from Envato Market you can keep your work on a budget without cutting corners. Here are some great preset picks for Lightroom from Envato Market:
Captured on Film Bundle - $12
154 unique Lightroom presets designed to emulate film, split into four different categories to make it easier for you to organise and choose. Effects include a variety of popular Kodak films plus some firm Polaroid favourites.
24 film looks for your photographs, for Lightroom 4+ designed to work with RAW or JPEG images. Each preset has three modes: Stadart, Auto, Curve, plus the set includes three bonus presets.
Lightroom presets that emulate film, grouped into four categories: 1980s, 999, Ahenio and Alala, each with five presets in. They're designed to work with desktop Lightroom, Lightroom Classic and Lightroom for Mobile.
More Resources for Lightroom Users
To help you get creative, here are more free resources from Envato Tuts+.
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Popular Lightroom Tutorials
- How to Make Look-Up Tables in Lightroom Classic
- How to Use Curves to Change Contrast and Tone in Photos With Lightroom Classic
- How to Perfect Exposure in Photos With Lightroom Classic
Lightroom's cataloguing system is excellent and it's well worth keeping on top of your organisation to make your life easier further down the line. Check out our guide to adding metadata and keywords to Lightroom to help make navigation easier: 4 Ways to Add the Power of Keywords to Images in Lightroom. For more about film looks, check out How to Build a Film Style Look in Lightroom.
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If you're interested in learning more about Lightroom then you'll love our free Lightroom courses over on YouTube. Why not start out with this one, an introduction to Lightroom for Photographers. It's the first of a course of 17 lessons where you'll learn new skills and sharpen some existing ones, things like the essentials of correcting your images, how to merge photos to create HDR and panorama images, and how to add tagging, keywords and metadata.
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More Resources From Envato
Envato has lots of resources to try. PlaceIt lets you make high quality motion graphics in your browser, no software needed. Envato Studio connects you with creative talent for your projects. Reshot has free photos, icons, and graphics. Twenty20 has a diverse library of stock photography and thoughtfully curated collections. And give your brand's channel a boost with our comprehensive guide for video marketing content creators.
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We looked at projects and considered all kinds of variables, including organization, complexity, experience required and overall difficulty, minimum hardware specifications, included versions and options, formats, resolution, file size, dependencies and required plug-ins (if any), language options, software versions supported, style, design, and cost. You can read more about how we select items at How We Pick Templates to Feature on Envato Tuts+.
About the Authors
Marie Gardiner is a writer and photographer from the North East of England. After gaining her degree in Film and Media, Marie worked in the media industry, before leaving to set up the business she runs with her partner: Lonely Tower Film & Media. As well as writing about visual practices like photography and video, Marie is also the author of Sunderland Industrial Giant (The History Press, 2017) and Secret Sunderland (Amberley Publishing 2019). Her photographic work focuses on landscapes and industrial ruins, particularly those of the North Pennines as she continues to work on her long-form documentary project Changing Landscapes.
This page was edited and published by Jackson Couse.
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