Presets & Vintage
Presets offer fantastic starting or finishing effects if you want to make your photos look vintage. And they’re really easy to use. Look to the preset menu bar at the bottom and browse from over sixty photo presets. You can apply them to your picture and then further edit these effects with the side-bar controls to get the specific vintage photo effect you want. Or you can use a specific vintage preset like “The Vintage Effect”, “Happy Memories,” or even “Subway.”
Black-and-White Vintage Photo
What would vintage editing be without black-and-white photo options! Check out vintage presets like “Film Noir” for dramatic photos with heavy black tones and tons of grain. “Sepia” is also a good option if you want your image to look early 1900’s vintage. Or if you’re looking for more of a classic black-and-white photo with a vintage edge, try the photo preset “60s Black-and-White.”
Filters & Vintage Photo Effects
Manually editing your photo for a vintage effect is the best way to get the exact style you want. It’s not difficult: you can easily produce a vintage photo effect using the default right sidebar to start. For color, to start, try and warm up your photo using temperature, desaturate it a bit, add a purple slight purple hue and then pull the contrast down
To take it even further, you’d do well to add “HSL” controls so you can adjust each color in the photo separately, “Split Tone” so you can warm up the shadows and cool the highlights in the photo, and of course, “Grain” to add that film look! For black-and-white pull the saturation down, play with contrast and be sure to add grain or a bit of vignette.
Add a Vintage Photo Texture
Luminar also offers an important feature called “Texture Overlay” which can be used to achieve a vintage photo effect. Find a photo of gritty paper or a bleached texture and add it over top of your original photo. Then play with the transparency to get the effect exactly right!