5 Tips To Make Your Photos Look More Like Film In Lightroom


Hey guys, Ryan here at Signature Edits
and today we’re going to look at how you can make your images look more like film
inside of Lightroom. Let’s do it! Ookay so we are here and we are editing.
First off I’m going to make some basic adjustments to this image and then I’m
going to show you some things you can do to make your photos look more like film.
Tip number one take your clarity down. Older film cameras actually have less
sharp optics. That means when you’re shooting with them you’re not gonna see
these super sharp detailed edges. You’ll tend to see a little bit more of that
weird hazy look going on. Now obviously we don’t want to push this too far, but
taking it down by seven eight nine ten you can actually help you get that film
look. Next we’re going to jump into our tone curve. This is tip number two. Play
with your tone curve. You can take your blacks up and your whites down for more
vintage faded film look. Tip number three: HSL panel. Film and digital are known for
having very different tones. Certain films have very specific color tones to
them and so one thing we can do is change the tones within our HSL panel to
emulate film. How do we do this? Well primarily by desaturating our yellows
and our greens. When we do this we’ll tend to get a more film-like effect. Tip
number four: camera calibration. This is very similar to your HSL panel in that
it allows you to change the tones within your image simply by dragging your
shadow tones your reds your greens and your blues you can get a combination of
tones that looks more pleasing than the original Lightroom image and gives you
more of that warm vintage organic look. And lastly we have film grain. Obviously
older film stocks have lots of grain in them so we can take our grain put the
amount the size up and add some texture to our image so that our photos look
more like they were captured on film. So there’s five quick tips to making
your photos look more film like inside of Lightroom.
So to recap: Take your clarity down, use the tone curve, bring up your blacks
bring down your whites. Play with the tones and bring your saturation in the
yellows and the Greens down. Make sure to apply a nice film grain and use the
camera calibration to artistically dial in your photos. If this was helpful
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