New York Lightroom Preset

Looking to bring the essence of the vibrant streets of New York City to your photos? This free Lightroom preset is just what you need! Designed to create film-like colors with an added boost of contrast in yellows, this preset will make those iconic New York elements, like taxis, pavement lines, and signs, pop in your cityscape shots.


Moody & Cinematic City Photos

With this Lightroom preset, you can emphasize the yellows and make your cityscapes look moody and cinematic. When visiting New York, I was inspired by the city’s lively urban atmosphere. The bustling streets and iconic architecture makes you feel alive. One thing I noticed was the color palette of New York – marigold yellows and gray. From the taxis to street street signs and pavement lines, you’ll notice this marigold yellow all over NYC. 

Color Grading

Featuring coral reds, slate blues, and marigold yellows, this preset creates a pleasing look for city photos. The tonal contrast of the yellows are increased, giving a boost to New York’s signature yellow cabs and other yellow elements. Grays have a slight blue-green tint.

Preset Tips

  • Increase Dehaze and Grain for a raw, gritty look.
  • To make the yellows more vibrant, play with the Color Mixer > Saturation. Increase the saturation of the oranges and yellows.


Our New York Lightroom Preset is fully compatible with Adobe Lightroom CC 2023+, Adobe Lightroom Classic CC 2023+, and Adobe Photoshop CC 2023+/Adobe Camera Raw 15+. These XMP Lightroom presets are also compatible with Lightroom mobile (Android & iOS). 

This download is free for personal use. By downloading the file, you agree to the End User License Agreement. For commercial use, including but not limited to paid projects, please purchase a commercial license.

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