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Lomo effect in Photoshop

Off colors and vignetting effect is what traditional photography defines as a bad picture, but for lomographers, that isn’t the case.

 
  Author: podtalje | Version: CS5 | 14th June 2013 |  
 
 
1.
 

Open an image in Photoshop.

 
 
2.
 

Click Layer, New Adjustment Layer and select Gradient Map...

Confirm the name of the layer.

Now double click on the gradient to open the settings.

 
 
3.
 

On the left side select dark blue color ...

 
 
4.
 

... in the middle select normal blue color  ...

 
 
5.
 

... and on the right select light blue color.

Click button OK.

 
 
6.
 

The effect should look something like this.

 
 
7.
 

Set current layer to Overlay.

 
 
8.
 

Now click LayerNew Adjustment Layer and select Curves...

Confirm the name of the layer.

Set the curve like it is shown in the image.

 
 
9.
 

Create new layer.

 
 
10.
 

In the top menu click Edit and select Fill...

Select Black and click button OK.

 
 
11.
 

From the toolbar select Elliptical Marquee Tool.

 
 
12.
 

Create selection around the frame (see image on the left).

 
 
13.
 

Right click on the document and select Feather...

 
 
14.
 

In new window select Feather Radius 100 pixels.

Confirm with OK.

 
 
15.
 

From the top menu click Select -> Deselect.

Current status should look something like this.

 
 
16.
 

Press and hold Ctrl (Command na MacOS) and click on the layer with black color (see image).

You have now created selection on the black color.

 
 
17.
 

Now select the original layer.

 
 
18.
 

From the top menu select Filter -> Blur -> Gaussian Blur...

In the new window set Radius to 3 pixels and confirm with OK.

 
 
19.
 

Here you can see close view of the final image.

 
 
20.
 

And of course also the whole image.

 
 
 
   
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