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Faking Lomo Effect

posted by plasticboy, Dec 8, 2005 2:36 PM — 10 comments

The tutorial isn't hard at all but requires some patience. Here are the steps :

1.File: Open: the picture you want

2.Image: Adjustments: Brightness/Contrast: increase contrast by 20

3.Image: Adjustments: Hue/Saturation: increase saturation by 20

4.Choose the Rectangular Marquee Tool .

5.Change feather amount to 1/12 the width of your picture (if your picture is 600px wide then you will set your feather to 50px)

6.Select your entire picture note: using select: all, will not work

7.Select: Inverse

8.Layer: New: Layer

9.Change your primary color to black. Fill the selection (on the new, blank layer).

10.Change the blend mode of this layer to Overlay

11.Layer: Duplicate Layer

12.Now select your base layer .

13.Layer: New: Layer

14.Change your fill tool to Gradient

15.Change your Gradient Type to Spherical

16.Change your Gradient Shading Style to "foreground to transparent"

17.Change your primary color to white.

18.With the fill tool selected, click in the middle of the picture, and drag the line out to the farthest edge of your picture.

19.Change the blend mode of this layer to Overlay

20.Change the Opacity of this layer to 80% (or whatever suits your picture better).

Done !


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1. posted by hilaryaq, Dec 8, 2005 3:28 PM

Cool! Must try this!!

2. posted by matchstick, Dec 8, 2005 3:33 PM

Thanks for this, I shall be testing it out sooner or later :)

3. posted by Gerbera, Dec 8, 2005 10:05 PM

I tried it and it's cool but I think after step 10 you should 'deslect' otherwise the selection will stay in tact (but I'm not so sure about this).

4. posted by plasticboy, Dec 9, 2005 12:53 AM

Yes, I think you're absolutely right, Gerla. :-)

5. posted by jtuteleers, Dec 9, 2005 3:10 AM

Buenísimo...Justo andaba buscando un efecto como este!!!...Gracias

6. posted by deziner02, Dec 18, 2005 1:49 AM

what the hell is LOMO? ; )

7. posted by plasticboy, Dec 18, 2005 7:16 AM

Russian toy-camera.

8. posted by plasticboy, Dec 18, 2005 7:16 AM


9. posted by deziner02, Dec 18, 2005 12:58 PM

ooooh very cool!

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