Lomo-Effect on Photographs
The Lomo-Effect on photographs is used frequently to provide an old photograph feel or simply a colour manipulation. I have made this into a written tutorial from this video tutorial from tutvid! If you are in a rush I have made an actions file that you can download and add in Photoshop easily! If you are using GIMP then checkout this tutorial.
- Choose your image and open it in Photoshop.
- Now go, Layer –> New Adjustment Layer –> Curves - This is the basis of the Lomo-Effect, these adjustments will change the colours:
- Value/RGB Channel – ‘S‘ Curve, as shown:
- Red Channel ‘S’ Curve
- Green Channel ‘S’ Curve
- Blue Channel Opposite Curve
- You may want to reduce the amount by setting the opacity of the Curve layer to 50%:
- Depends on your image, however if you find it too dark experiment with Levels or Exposure.
2. Gradient Map - Overlay
- To make it washed out with a Gradient.
- Go, Layer –> New Adjustment Layer –> Gradient Map – make it the Black to White:
- Dependent on your image you may want to reduce the opacity to 50%:
The Before and After shot: