Lightroom Presets: Insta-Lightroom Nashville-like Effect

Every time I turn around, I see photos from the Instagram app that have that old vintage look to them. It’s kinda funny, because it can throw up a photo of someone’s shoes, but it always seems to look good when it has a old-vintage style with a really strong vignette added to it :)

Anyway, here’s a free preset that mimics the style. I added a little more green to mine for the super-vintage feel to it but I think you’ll have a good time with it. I even used a pair of shoes as one of the sample photos below ;) Let me know what you think. Thanks!

Here’s a couple of samples. (click to see it larger)

(note: images courtesy of Fotolia.com)

? Click here to download the preset.

To install:
1) Unzip the preset zip file on to your desktop. Then double click the .LRTEMPLATE file to install
OR
1) Unzip the preset zip file on to your desktop
2) Go to the Develop module. NOTE: YOU MUST BE IN THE DEVELOP MODULE
3) Go to the Presets panel on the left. Right click anywhere in it and choose “Import”.
4) Select the .lrtemplate files you unzipped in Step 1 and click Import NOTE: DO NOT IMPORT THE ZIP FILE

Author: Matt Kloskowski

Matt is the full-time Director of Education for Kelby Media Group and a Tampa-based photographer. He's the Editor-in-Chief of Lightroom Magazine, the lead instructor on the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom LIVE Seminar Tour and author of several best-selling Photoshop books. Matt also hosts the world's top Lightroom blog, LightroomKillerTips.com, where he's built up a massive library of Lightroom videos, presets and tips. In addition to teaching Photoshop, Lightroom and photography seminars around the world, he's an instructor at Photoshop World and one of the full-time staff writers for Photoshop User Magazine.

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14 Comments

  1. great work as always. apply to 1 of a photo just now. loving it!!

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  2. All I can say is awesome and I LOVE shoes!

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  3. For some reason, I can’t open the file. I have an iMac. Any suggestions?

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  4. I’m not a fan of instagram photos. I have a friend that uses the app to post some of his family photos and I’m not impressed. I’ve downloaded a lot of your presets, but I think I’ll pass on these. BTW looking forward to receiving you new book! Hope it doesn’t include any instagram photos. 8-)

    Jerry

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    • Jerry, I could not agree more. I have clients that bring me treasured photos that LOOK LIKE THAT and want them restored! I cannot see the big move to do this. I know “everyone” is doing it. smh

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    • Instagram is just for fun. That is, after all, what photography should be, right… Fun, creative, and sometimes just simply quirky?

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  5. Matt,

    That’s very cool effect and clear instructions on how to do it.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Yes that adds a vintage look to it, but I was wondering is the app free? KurlyD good night everybody.

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  7. Just wanted to say your pre-sets have got me out of trouble a few times and really bought images to life hundreds of times. Thanks for sharing these.

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  8. Matt … this preset is the absolute NUTS !! I’ve had Lr for yonks, over a year now and never even opened the application until today when I wanted to work on some wedding pics I took. Just a little work makes an ordinary pic look a million bucks .. !!

    Cheers bud : )

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  9. Great lightroom filter! I love this so much (it’s called Polo/Ralph Lauren, but looks very similar to this) I use it to give my site the distinct style. Cheers,

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  10. EXTREMELY difficult to get in contact with adobe to ask a question, I’ve been convinced to buy a product from a competing brand instead, since they answer questions. All links I click are in a circle, you never get to the actual “send question”-page. So now I’m posting here.

    What I wanted to suggest was: Colour correction to calibrated “true colour”. If I have a calibrated monitor, then take a picture of a colour map or similar and use this to create a setting which corrects all my images from the camera’s perceived colours to the true colours they represent. Not some automated script which has no reference and arbitrarily corrects the colours to what that program thinks it “should” look like. I’ve been told that the lightroom colour correction function is very arbitrary and does not use a preset baseline calibrated for my individual camera.

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