I had hard time finding a good preset that really gave that 1920’s feel so I made this vintage free 1920’s Lightroom Preset. After photographing a casino night for an event that was 1920’s themed, it was time to edit the photos. It would be fun to make all the casino photos look like they were taken in the 1920s I thought. When I looked at a bunch of photos from that era, I found a few of my favorites and made my preset based off of them.
There is only one black and white style preset in the download. It works best on well lit warm toned photos. Once you apply the preset to your photos, you can easily tweak the brightness, contrast, and another adjustments. To fix the way people’s skin look, adjust the red and orange color sliders until people’s skin have the look you like.
Hope you enjoy it, let me know if you have questions about it. Good luck!
If you need help installing it, you can follow the instructions outlined here by Adobe.
The following three photos from the actual 1920’s inspired the settings in this preset. Americans have been celebrating the 1920’s for a hundred years now because of its uniqueness in history. That amazing era gave us the flapper, the gangster, the bootlegger, and Art Deco. Because of how unique those styles were to that era, one anyone seems them they immediately think of the 1920’s. Here are a few beautiful photos that capture the style and feeling of that time that I feel my preset emulates really well.