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Post Production Tips

Lightroom 4 Warm Vintage Fade Preset

By Pye Jirsa on April 18th 2012

In this Episode – Warm Vintage Fade!

Today we bring you guys the third Lightroom 4 Preset System Mixology episode! In this Mixology Tutorial, we will show you guys how to add a warm, mood setting look to your images. It’s a vintage effect that can be achieved in a matter of seconds and works for a wide range of photos. Enjoy!

Share Your Results!

Be sure to share your results on our Mixology Forum.

Before and After Examples

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Original RAW SOOC

After applying the Preset

A Brief Note on the MY MIXOLOGY Folder

The Lightroom 4 Preset System is extremely powerful because it allows you to create a virtually endless variety of looks with just a few simple clicks which you can then save to your 00 MY MIXOLOGY Folder. In each of these episodes, we will create one of these looks with just a few clicks, then we will save it out as a new Mixology in MY MIXOLOGY. We are going to cover a variety of styles and effects, so feel free to name and organize your MY MIXOLOGY folder contents however you like, as that folder is designed to be your personal space for all your favorite mixologies.

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Enjoy the video below!

Video Tutorial and Mixology

Mixology Recipe

For those that don’t want to watch the video, here are the steps to achieve this effect using the Lightroom 4 Preset System. As always, start with the Standard Import Preset which should be applied to each image when you first bring it into LR4 before applying the settings below:

1. BASE ADJUSTMENTS –> 06 Lighten +1 Exposure
2. BASE ADJUSTMENTS –> 12 Flatten (Portraits) Dynamic Range
3. BASE ADJUSTMENTS –> 23 Light Boost Detail
4. BASE ADJUSTMENTS –> 32 Light Fade Contrast
5. WARM CURVES –> 24 Warm Cross

That’s it! Now just save it out in your MY MIXOLOGY folder with a cool name of your liking and you are done!

The SLR Lounge Lightroom 4 Preset System

Purchase or Learn More About the Lightroom 4 Preset System

For those that may not have seen the SLR Lounge Lightroom 4 Preset System. The Lightroom 4 Preset System has been designed from the ground up to be able to help you achieve any effect you desire. From vivid color correct images, to HDRs, to faded vintage images, to antiqued images, the sky is the limit!

Included are nearly 130 Develop Presets and 26 Brush Presets that are not only incredibly powerful, but also surprisingly simple and intuitive. Best of all, while other companies would charge $300, $400 or $500+ for a system like this, we are making the entire system available for only $99. Oh yeah, and the accompanying tutorials and mixologies, those are all free! So enjoy peeps. Below are all of the initial tutorials to get you guys started.

Purchase or Learn More About the Lightroom 4 Preset System

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Q&A Discussions

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  1. Joseph Prusa

    Presets are nice

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  2. Donovan

    Hola me gustaria contactarte para comprar te dejo mi correo donovan_ tambien estoy en facebook 

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  3. one

    i don’t know what is join going on here but these are extreme vintage tones, muddy and garish! where is the simplistic, subtle ones? we don’t need another ‘instagram’

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  4. Alfredo

    Any chance you guys allow a trial run to try the presets before purchasing?  Looks like some cool presets.  Keep up the great work!

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    • Pye

      Unfortunately there is no way to demo the presets. But, just keep watching the mixology episodes (as well as the initial demonstrations) to show what we can do with them. Should give you a good idea of how they work. 

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    • Alfredo

       Thanks for the quick reply Pye.  I went ahead and purchased the Presets.  I’m not seeing the 26 Brush Presets when selecting my brush tool.

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    • Pye

      Sounds like you might have put them into the wrong directory. Make sure you get the brush presets into the right folder which is the “Local Adjustments Presets”

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    • Alfredo

       Yep that was the issue.  Working great now.  Thanks again.

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    • Pye

      Awesome, enjoy and be sure to share your creations so we can feature them on the SLR Lounge Facebook Wall ;) 

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  5. Jaemi Suh

    Thanks Pye. Just purchased the Preset System. These are great! Can’t wait for more Mixology tutorials.

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    • Pye

      Thanks Jaemi! We are going to be posting new ones daily, stay tuned brotha! 

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