Low Contrast Matte – Free Lightroom Preset

Zachary here from NUUGraphics again. And yes, we have yet another free preset to offer you today. This free Lightroom preset will add a nice little matte effect with a slightly lowered contrast to your photos. If you’re interested, you can even learn how to create matte effects just like this one.

In case you don’t know, matte is simply the effect of crushing the shadows in the photo so that they appear flat. This is a very popular look in photos today but got its beginnings in older cameras that produced this effect by default. Even though we continue to advance in technology, we find ourselves trying to mimic technology of old. ;) But for good reason in my opinion, in this case.

This free Lightroom preset is taken from our Matte Presets collection which costs $9 for 30 more presets.

  • Compatible with Lightroom 6, 5, 4, Classic & CC
  • Installation Instructions
  • Mac & PC Compatible
  • Works With RAW & JPEG Photos
  • Adjustable Settings

Before & After

See what this preset can do when used. Before is on left, after is on right.


With just a click you can see how this preset made the blacks in the photos have a much more flat appearance. The classic matte look but in this case with an added touch of low contrast.

Interested in getting this one? Fill in your best email below to download. Also, check out our other free Lightroom presets we offer.

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