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Oct
19

Quick trick: Recreating LOMO

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Tips & Tutorials, by Anna-lisa Saywell

Use curves to simulate the cross-processing effect

Quick trick: Recreating LOMO

Step 01: Creative curves

Quick trick: Recreating LOMO

Add a Curves layer and create a S-shaped curve to increase saturation and contrast. Add another S-shaped curve with the red and green channel and an inverted S-shape for the blue.

Step 02:  Add a Blending mode

Quick trick: Recreating LOMO

Add a new layer, paint it black and set the Blend Mode to Hue. Decrease the Opacity to 30%. This will add a subdued look without dampening the original colours too much.

Step 03:  Use unsharp Mask

Quick trick: Recreating LOMO

Change the Image Mode from RGB to Lab Colour. In Channels select Lightness. Add an Unsharp Mask filter, set the Amount to 80% and the Radius to about 50. Change the mode back to RGB.

Step 04:  Place Dark Edges

Quick trick: Recreating LOMO

Create a new layer and use the Paint Bucket to colour it black. Set the Opacity to 50% and use a large soft eraser to remove the centre and leave the darkened edges.

Final image:

Quick trick: Recreating LOMO

 

 

  • akash

    nice

  • Kay L. Brown

    That does not look good. there is a lot of “ghosting” along the telephone lines, trees, and building.