VSCO is a popular photography app for both Android and iOS, known for stunning filters and effects. Today we’re featuring a selection of VSCO Lightroom presets, inspired by the VSCO app, to help you achieve similar results with greater power and flexibility.

If you have a copy of Lightroom, you probably want to have more control over the specific nuances of how a filter is applied. We’ve found this collection of Lightroom presets that feature pretty much the same filters, effects, and adjustments included in the VSCO app.

The only difference is they are quite a bit easier to customize and change in more dramatic ways. Plus, you can apply these Lightroom presets to your photos with just one click!

What Are VSCO Lightroom Presets?

A VSCO Lightroom preset is just what the name suggests. It’s a Lightroom preset that features effects and adjustments inspired by the filters available in the VSCO app.

The main difference is when using VSCO Lightroom presets, you’ll be able to apply the effects to high-resolution photos and RAW images you take with DSLR cameras. You’ll also be able to take adjustments to the next level and customize the filter effects to create unique and in-depth looks for your photographs.

VSCO is no longer supported on desktop devices so these Lightroom presets are your only option for adding similar filters and effects to your photos. Looking for a bit more info? Check out our tips for getting the VSCO effect!

Top Pick

The Visual Noir Lightroom Workflow

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A cinematic, VSCO-inspired look can really turn a snapshot into a dramatic and visually applying photo that doesn’t look like any other. This effect is not as easy to achieve as most would think, but the Visual Noir Lightroom Workflow can help you achieve that cinematic look you have always wanted with a few clicks. You can also save 5% on anything at Sleeklens with the code designshack5.

Why This Is A Top Pick

The ease of use is what makes this Lightroom preset special. They create non-destructive effects and the presets work with both mobile and desktop versions of Lightroom app as well.

Film Effect – Mobile & Desktop Lightroom Presets

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One of the most popular effects in VSCO is its film effect packs, which includes various effects and filters for optimizing your photos to make them look like a scene from a film. This Lightroom presets pack does just that and more. This bundle includes 11 professional presets that allows you to instantly apply a film-like look and feel to your photos with just a few clicks.

Cross Processing VSCO Lightroom Presets

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VSCO Film 06 pack added features for emulating cross processing effects with your photos. However, it takes a lot of work to create a high-quality effect using the app. These Lightroom presets will help you create cross processing effects with ease. The pack includes 30 presets.

12 HQ Tilt-Shift & Color Lightroom Presets

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Creating tilt-shift effects is another popular use of the VSCO app. This pack of Lightroom presets include presets for creating similar tilt-shift effects. It includes a mix of 12 presets featuring tilt-shift and color toning effects.

Faded HDR Effect Lightroom Preset

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You can use this Lightroom preset to add an authentic faded HDR effect to your photos to make even your smartphone photos look like pics taken with a DSLR camera. The effect can be applied to photos with just one-click.

12 Free VSCO Lightroom Presets

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This bundle includes 12 unique and free Lightroom presets featuring professional-quality effects inspired by VSCO filters. The presets in this pack are designed for different types of photos from outdoor landscape photos to portrait photos, nature photography, and more.

Free VSCO Film Lightroom Preset

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Want to create the same film effect in Lightroom, then use this free preset. It features a beautiful film-like effect inspired by VSCO that makes your photos look like they were shot with a DSLR. The effect works with Lightroom 4 and higher.

Faded VSCO Look Lightroom Presets

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Add a faded look to your photos using this bundle of Lightroom presets. It comes with 20 different variations of the effect to match different types of photos. This bundle is a must-have for improving outdoor and portrait photography.

50 Free Spirit Lightroom Presets

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With this bundle you get 50 different Lightroom presets featuring VSCO-like effects. It includes film-like presets, retro effects, toning filters, and more. All of which are specially made for travel and outdoor photography. The presets also works with both mobile and desktop versions of the app.

Moody VSCO Effect Lightroom Presets

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Looking for a portrait filter to add a moody tone to your photos? Then this pack of Lightroom presets will come in handy. It includes 15 unique presets featuring moody effects for adjusting the tone of your portrait photos. It’ll work with photos taken in various lighting conditions as well.

Orange and Teal Lightroom Presets

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Using this preset you can make your photos look more vibrant and colorful. The preset is designed inspired by the popular orange and teal effect. The filter is available in 8 different variations and it works with mobile and desktop versions of Lightroom.

10 Glamour Pro Lightroom Presets

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With 10 unique Lightroom presets specifically made for improving fashion photography and photoshoots, you can use this pack to optimize your portrait photos to look like pages from a fashion magazine. Each preset is fully customizable and creates non-destructive effects as well.

50 Cotton Candy Lightroom Presets

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Adding pastel color effects is one of the most popular ways of making even most boring photos look more vibrant and colorful. This bundle comes with 50 different presets designed to help you achieve that goal. It includes various color-themed presets to match different types of outdoor and landscape photography.

Free Vintage Lightroom Preset

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Looking for a simple preset to add a vintage and classic look to your photos? Then this free Lightroom preset will help. It features a subtle effect that adds a vintage and retro look and feel to your photos.

Free Landscape Lightroom Preset

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This free preset is designed for enhancing and improving your landscape and outdoor photos. It’s perfect for nature photography and travel photographers. It works with both Lightroom desktop and mobile versions as well.

Sensation Matte Filters Lightroom Presets

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Sensation matte is a collection of filters that allows you to add a warm and gloomy effect to your photos to make them look more attractive. It includes 11 unique Lightroom presets you can apply with just one click and also lets you adjust the effect to your preference.

Pro HDR Filters Collection Lightroom Presets

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If you’ve ever wanted to give your photos a professional HDR look, like the ones you see on Instagram photography pages, this bundle of Lightroom presets is for you. It includes 11 Lightroom presets that will allow you to instantly create and apply an authentic HDR effect to your photos.

Sweet Tones Mobile & Desktop Lightroom Presets

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Adding pastel color tones to photos is a popular trend used in feminine, fashion, and wedding photography. This is a collection of Lightroom presets that allow you to create that same effect to beautify your own photos.

Fairytale Mobile & Desktop Lightroom Presets

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The presets in this pack will allow you to transform your photos by making them look like a still out of a fantasy movie. The bundle comes with 11 easily customizable Lightroom filters which you can use with both Lightroom desktop and mobile apps.

Couple Goals – VSCO Lightroom Presets

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This is a collection of Lightroom presets made for portrait photos, especially for outdoor photos. The pack features Lightroom presets that works with desktop and mobile Lightroom apps as well as a CameraRaw action file for Photoshop as well.

Vogue – Fashion Filters Lightroom Presets

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Make your fashion and lifestyle photos look more amazing with this set of VSCO-style Lightroom filters. This collection includes 11 different Lightroom presets with various styles of effects that work with Lightroom 4 and higher.

Free Lightroom Presets for Portraits

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A set of 10 unique Lightroom presets designed for optimizing portrait photos. This pack includes various effects and filters you can easily apply to your photos with just a few clicks.

Movie Effect Lightroom Presets

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This collection of Lightroom presets comes with 11 creative filters featuring effects inspired by movies. These filters will help give a cinematic look to your photos and make them stand out from the crowd.

Cool Blue Effects Lightroom Presets

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This amazing Lightroom preset creates a cool blue toning effect to give a cool look and feel to your photos, way better than VSCO. It includes 10 different styles of cool toning effects that you can also adjust to your preference.

Pastel Tones Lightroom Presets

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Another collection of Lightroom presets featuring pastel toning effects. This pack comes with 50 different effects that work with various types of photos, including outdoor, portrait, low-light, and landscape photos.

Sepia Collection Lightroom Presets

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If you’re looking for a filter to create a stylish and professional sepia effect, this bundle of Lightroom presets is for you. It includes 15 different Lightroom filters featuring various styles of sepia effects.

VSCO Cam 50 Lightroom Presets

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This bundle of Lightroom presets will give you plenty of options to play around with to improve and enhance your photos. It comes with 50 different Lightroom presets inspired by VSCO filters with various styles and effects. The presets support all types of images, including JPG and RAW and includes smart adjustments for customizing the effects to your preference.

Free Fantasy Mobile & Desktop Lightroom Preset

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Similar to the film effects in VSCO, this free preset will also allow you to add a unique fantasy film-like look and feel to your ordinary photos. The preset works well with portrait photos.

Free Night Life Mobile & Desktop Lightroom Preset

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This free Lightroom preset is perfect for improving night-time photography, especially ones you take outdoors and urban street areas. The preset is easily editable and works with both mobile and desktop versions of Lightroom.

12 Pro Matte VSCO Lightroom Presets

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This pack includes a set of unique matte effects based on popular VSCO filters. These Lightroom presets feature a faded matte effect with color correction. They will instantly turn your ordinary photos into a professional work of art. The bundle includes 12 different presets that works with Lightroom 3 or better.

29 Pro iPhonography Presets

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This is a collection of Lightroom presets made specifically for smartphone photographers and enthusiasts. It comes with 29 professionally quality Lightroom presets optimized for enhancing and improving the photos taken with a smartphone, especially for iPhones.

18 Pro Tilt-Shift Presets

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This is a collection of professional Lightroom presets designed to give a unique Tilt-shift photography effect to your photos. This effect is usually done with the help of an expensive Tilt-shift lens that goes in an expensive DSLR. But, with this set of presets, you can give that same effect to your smartphone photos for much cheaper.

19 Lifestyle Film Lightroom Presets & Camera Raw

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A collection of 19 different Lightroom presets designed for your everyday photos. This bundle comes with various styles of Lightroom presets with unique effects to make your lifestyle photos look more professional. The presets works with just one-click and includes smart adjustments for advanced users as well.

40 Traveller Lightroom Profiles and LUTs

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This is a collection of Lightroom presets made for travelers and outdoor photographers. You can use these presets to instantly give a professional look to your smartphone photos and selfies before uploading them to social media. The collection includes 40 different effects featuring skin tone protection and color correction.

Street Photography VSCO Lightroom Presets

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If you’re most likely to take a lot of photos on the road and the streets, this bundle of Lightroom presets will come in handy. It includes 13 easy to use one-click Lightroom presets that are designed to make your street photography look absolutely stunning. It includes a mix of film, night, and black and white filter effects as well.

Urban Desaturated VSCO Lightroom Presets

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This collection of Lightroom presets are designed for improving your urban photography. It comes with 20 different presets that will give a stylish desaturated and contrasted look to your photos. The presets are easily customizable and works with JPG, PSD, RAW, and more formats. You can use them with Lightroom 4 or better.

UltraPOP VSCO Lightroom Presets

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The Lightroom presets in this bundle are quite similar to the colorful effects you see in the VSCO filters. This collection includes 20 unique Lightroom presets that comes with effects and adjustments that will bring out the colors in your photos. They will work with Lightroom 4 or better.

Matte Fashion VSCO Lightroom Presets

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This is a collection of Lightroom presets that comes with a special set of effects for improving fashion style photography. The presets include a faded matte effect that makes your fashion photos look more professional and natural. These effects are perfect for Instagram users and fashion bloggers.

Deeptone Lightroom Presets

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A set of toning presets for enhancing your smartphone photos. This collection includes 8 unique Lightroom presets featuring cold, matte, warm, and other toning effects for improving your photos. The presets are perfect for selfies, portraits, and lifestyle photography.

Sunflower VSCO Lightroom Presets

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This is a collection of VSCO inspired Lightroom presets that comes with 6 unique presets for achieving the perfect sunny look in your outdoor photos and portraits. The presets will also work with nature and landscape photography as well. They are compatible with Lightroom 4 and above.

Artistic VSCO Lightroom Presets

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If you’re looking for presets with effects that give your photos a unique artistic look, you’ll want to download this bundle of Lightroom presets. It comes with 50 professionally crafted Lightroom presets that includes various effects, retouching, color enhancement presets, and much more. The presets work with JPG and RAW files as well.

Nature VSCO Lightroom Presets

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The presets in this pack are designed for improving and enhancing your nature photography. It comes with 10 unique Lightroom presets that will make your nature photos look more natural and professional. As a bonus, it also includes 12 nature stock photos for you to test the effects. You’ll need Lightroom CC to use these presets.

HDR PRO Lightroom Presets

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This collection of Lightroom presets will help you achieve that stylish HDR effect with your photos with just a few clicks. The bundle includes 10 unique presets that works with different types of photos to give them a natural and professional looking HDR effect.

UltraFaded Lightroom Presets

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A set of Lightroom presets featuring 30 unique effects that will help make your ordinary photos look more beautiful. The presets in this pack are designed to give a naturally faded color look. It will come in handy for improving your outdoor photos, selfies, and family photos.

Bjorndale Rustic Lightroom Presets

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The Lightroom presets in this bundle feature a unique rustic toning effect that will give a unique look to your photos. It includes 3 original presets for toning and 15 variation presets for adjusting lighting in different types of photos.

5 Tips for Getting the VSCO Effect

Using presets is the easiest way to create VSCO inspired effects in Lightroom. But, if you like experimenting with new styles, you can do so using these tips.

1. Play Around with Temperature and Tint

The Tint and Temp adjustments in the Develop tab are two of the best adjustments you can play around with to create beautiful effects. While the temperature tab allows you to adjust and add a warm toning effect to your photos you can also use the tint adjustment to add an effect that looks like a subtle color overlay filter. You’ll have so much fun experimenting with these two adjustments.

2. Use the Tone Curve Tool

If you’re thinking about giving a faded look to your photos with washed-out colors, you can use a simple adjustment tool in Lightroom to create that effect within a few seconds.

To add a faded effect to your photo, open the Tone Curve panel in the Develop tab. Then simply click on the bottom point of the tone curve tool and drag it up until you have the faded look you want.

3. Get Familiar with the Detail Tab

The Detail tab of Lightroom is another important toolset that allows you to optimize your photos for various effects. For example, by adjusting the sharpening in your photos you can either create an HDR-like effect by increasing the sharpness or create a vintage look by decreasing it.

The Detail tab includes many other adjustments you can experiment with to create various VSCO-style effects. Be sure to familiarize yourself with all of them.

4. Don’t Forget the Effects Panel

Yes, there’s actually an effects panel in Lightroom that allows you to make film-like filters and effects. But, this adjustment panel is not exactly what it sounds like.

While you can use the Effects panel to add basic filters like film grain and vignetting you still need to combine these filters with the rest of the adjustment panels and tools to create a truly VSCO-like effect.

5. Customize the Presets

As you can see, creating a VSCO effect in Lightroom is all about experimenting and combining various adjustments until you have a professional-quality effect. And it’s not always easy to create them.

An easy workaround to this process is to install a preset and then customizing it. This way, you get to see which adjustments the preset use and learn from them. You can also customize the adjustments to make your own custom effects as well.

Check out our best Lightroom wedding presets and Lightroom portrait presets for more effects.