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10 Top Matte and Faded Colour LUTs and Presets for Photos in Lightroom


Do you love an atmospheric matte or faded look in your photos? Take the hassle out of editing with  some of our favourite professionally made LUTs and presets. 

On this page we take a look at ten top Lightroom LUTs and presets available from Envato: we review premium templates from Envato Elements and Envato Market.

LUTs and Presets for Lightroom to Create Matte and Faded Colour Looks

Featured Template Pack: Faded Lightroom Presets

Try a luxurious matte finish with our featured Lightroom preset pack.

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Faded Lightroom Presets

Project Details

This project was created by Envato Elements author 2FX.

File Type: .lrtemplate
Program Version: Lightroom 4+ 

Key Features

An ultra-faded set of 30 presets that create a soft, washed out look in seconds. Bring out shadow details and add a vintage look to photos of new-borns, portraits, weddings and more.

Download and Try 

With a subscription to Envato Elements you get unlimited Lightroom presets and LUTs, video, audio, images, graphics and more.

The template pack Faded Lightroom Presets is included with a subscription to Envato Elements.
 

More Top Presets & LUTs for Lightroom From Envato Elements

Unlimited downloads from Envato Elements mean you can try as many Lightroom presets as you like, so if the above pack isn't quite your style, no worries! Here are some great alternatives.

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20 Colorful Fade Lightroom Presets & LUTs

Lightroom LUTs and Presets on Envato Market

If an Elements subscription doesn't fit your project or you don't find what you need, with Lightroom presets from Envato Market you can keep your work on-budget and still get professional results. Here are some great Lightroom presets to help you choose:

Coated Matte Lightroom Presets — $6

13 Lightroom presets which are quick and easy to use, giving your photos a matte, vintage look. They come as a Lightroom template and so work with RAW, JPEG, TIFF and DNG images.

20 Fashion Matte Lightroom Presets — $5

Compatible with Lightroom 4 and above for both Mac and PC, this set of 20 presets works particularly well with fashion photos, adding a light matte filter in a non-destructive way.

Matte Tones Lightroom Preset — $4

Designed to create a smooth matte effect while keeping your image sharp with clear colours, Matte Tones adds a gentle, moody aesthetic.

15 Matte Desaturated Effect — $10

Apply a matte effect with one click using this Lightroom preset. Use on high resolution images for the best effect, and there's a help file included if you need it.

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15 Matte Desaturated Effect

More Resources for Lightroom Users

To help you get creative, here are more free resources from Envato Tuts+.

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Recommended Tutorials

If you're new to Lightroom or to photography in generally, then you might like How to Create a Signature Look for Your Photos With Lightroom Classic, where you'll learn how to develop a style and a recognisable continuity between your images.

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About This Page

How We Picked

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 Items 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.

Jackson Couse edited and published this page on October 13th, 2021.

Share Your Craft on the Envato Forums

Finally, if you put one of these Lightroom presets to use, please do let us know on the Envato forums. We love to see the projects you create!

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