Lightroom Tips

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 .



  1. David 5 February, 2009 at 23:55 Reply


    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

  2. Kathy B. 28 January, 2009 at 19:27 Reply

    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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