Lightroom Presets

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

• 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
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



  1. Frustrated 3 September, 2011 at 14:26 Reply

    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.

  2. Jeff Djaya 22 August, 2011 at 20:05 Reply

    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,

  3. Idris Mansoor 21 August, 2011 at 13:08 Reply

    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 : )

  4. Jerry Hildebrand 8 August, 2011 at 14:27 Reply

    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. 😎


    • Pete Crosta 8 August, 2011 at 15:04 Reply

      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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