FilmLUX 3 for Lightroom is a set of film emulation presets for Lightroom 8 or later and Photoshop CC 2019 or later. FilmLUX 3 is handcrafted by carefully studying the properties of various film stocks and creating my own version. It is designed to create a colour film look that is inspired by scanned film, although it isn’t intended to be a direct emulation of any particular film stock, but rather my own set of “virtual” films. The set contains 15 “Film” looks with 10 colour and 5 slide film styles, each with two variations – one with a vignette and one without, for a total of 30 presets. The films use Lightroom’s grain settings and adjust the sharpening controls to create the softer but grainy look of negative film. They may be more subtle than some of the other presets in this range, but they’re also more accurate to actual film.
The negative films included in this pack turn sharpening off and grain up, in order to better simulate the look of realistic film. As negative films can be a little softer and with more film grain, the effect has been achieved by combining a medium amount of grain with a softer look, by turning off the sharpening. These adjustments are included as part of the presets.
You can download a sample of two of the presets included in this pack by clicking here. Please note that the sample pack does not contain installation instructions.
Some examples of FilmLUX 3 in action
FilmLUX 3 requires a Mac or PC running Lightroom Classic 8 or later, Lightroom CC Desktop or Photoshop CC 2019 or later. You must have a computer capable of running this version of Lightroom.
You should also have a good working knowledge of Lightroom and basic computer operations such as copying files and folders.
Lightroom 7.3 – 8
These presets may be compatible with versions of Lightroom 7.3 or later, however with these versions of Lightroom you will need to manually install the presets by putting them in a certain location of your hard drive. As updates to creative cloud customers are free, it is suggested that you update to the latest versions if possible, however, if your system doesn’t allow you to update for various reasons, you can find installation instructions here. This configuration is not supported.
Some General Note about Presets
Not all images are suitable for all presets. Some images just won’t produce pleasing results and won’t be appropriate for the type of presets you may be trying to use, depending on the subject matter. It is also important to note that any preset won’t be a magic bullet. Presets should be considered as a starting point. More often than not images may require additional adjustments after applying presets.
If you are having difficulties installing the Lightroom presets or have any questions please visit the support page for details.
FilmLUX 3 for Lightroom and Photoshop is copyright ©2019 Thomas Fitzgerald Photography. They may not be re-sold, shared or otherwise distributed without prior written permission.