Presets – Old Fashioned Effect

Here’s another preset that’s comes straight from the request lines (your comments). It’s an old fashioned faded kinda look and it comes complete with faded edges and everything. I’m actually really happy with it as I’ve always liked using my “Vintage New York” effect and this one adds a little more of that vintage look to a photo.

Also, after you download the presets you’ll see there’s two versions. One for people and another for everything else. That doesn’t mean you can’t use the people one on other stuff and vice-versa, but I’ve found that you can get some weird effects if you use the “everything else” one on people so be careful. Enjoy!

Click here to see a sample of the preset.
Click here to download Matt’s Old Fashioned Effect Presets
Click here to see a video on how to install presets .

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,, 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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  1. Matt,

    I’d love to see a tutorial on how to make the antique look that seems common among wedding photographers these days. For an example, just take a quick look at the Bebb’s blog for inspiration!!

    David Manning

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  2. Thanks so much!! This is a great preset, can’t wait to use it.

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  3. Maybe a silly question,,but can LR presets be used in ACR?

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  4. Thanks to the generosity of you and many others, I have collected a lot of presets. I have tried to keep them in folders by the source. Some I like the effects and some I don’t think I will have a use,

    I too have the question of how you identify presets you like so you can find them easily at a later time.

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  5. Thanks for the great presets; but is there a way to organize the presets in favourites?

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  6. Fantastic! I love the feel of this one.

    Also, thanks for re-linking to the New York preset… I love it!

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  7. Thanks Matt, this is great. I find that I use your nostalgic preset over and over again.

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