How to Create a Lomo Look in Photoshop – Video Tutorial

How to Create a Lomo Look in Photoshop - Video Tutorial
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How to Create a Lomo Look in Photoshop – Video Tutorial

Guys,

I don’ know if you heard about the Russian Lomo Compact Camera and the Lomography artistic movement since 1991, but personally I love Lomo and in this tutorial I will show you how to do it. To find out more about lomo go to – What is Lomography? page.

As I said, I love that lomo-look, and many of my photos are over-saturated, burnt and have too much contrast. But, since late ’90s I didn’t use my analog cameras that much. I love them and I really like the feeling when using mechanic instruments and winding my negative films, then smell of the chemicals in the darkroom 🙂

Although this hobby is really time consuming, there is still a way to lomoise photos in a fast and easy way.

Let me show you, here is what photos looked like before using “lomoising” technique and after using that technique.

First image is taken with Fish eye lens in our old apartment, year ago using one strobe light and a soft-box. (What is soft-box?) On second image I got more “dramatic” look using digital lomo technique. Oh, and yes – that’s my sister 🙂

How to Create Digital Lomo Look - Photoshop Video Tutorial

Also, I used Swirls Butterflies, Photoshop brushes set (20+20)

Set contains 40 butterflies made of swirls – 20 original in maximum brush size and 20 in small sizes (approx. 500 pixels). This Photoshop brushes set is compatible with Photoshop 7.0, CS, CS2, CS3 and CS4.

Second one is a photo of a butterfly taken in a natural light (butterfly takes a break on my red bag), and you can see that color really stands out and the yellow background looks like a flames.

How to Create Digital Lomo Look - Photoshop Video Tutorial

Here I used Photoshop Brushes – Floral DUO (62)

Set of 62 unique brushes for Photoshop. There is a perfect fit pair brush for each of the brushes in the set. Compatible with Photoshop 7.0, CS, CS2, CS3, CS4 and new versions.

Third sample is a photo taken during a photo session for my friend which is a hosiery manufacturer.

How to Create Digital Lomo Look - Photoshop Video Tutorial

To decorate this image I used Floral Vector set

– 37 High-Resolution Photoshop brushes
Compatible with Photoshop 7.0 and new versions & Commercial license

Fourth sample is pampas grass detail, photo taken in a natural light. In this case I got more dramatic look using digital lomo technique.

How to Create Digital Lomo Look - Photoshop Video Tutorial

For image decoration I used Lightworks (Light Strokes) Photoshop Brushes set 

Set of 61 high resolution brushes compatible with Photoshop 7.0, CS, CS2, CS3, CS4 and new versions.

And finally, a portrait of my friend Iva. Here you can see same photo before and after “lomoising”. First, the photo before “lomoising”. This one is used on my Photoshop Video Tutorial: “How to Create Lomo Look in Photoshop”.

How to Create Digital Lomo Look - Photoshop Video Tutorial

And here’s the Iva after “lomoising” 🙂

How to Create Digital Lomo Look - Photoshop Video Tutorial

And finally, here’s Iva after adding 7 Lucky Swirled Snowflakes Photoshop brushes set

How to Create a Lomo Look in Photoshop - Video Tutorial

So, if you’d like to try out lomo on some of your own photos, here is a video tutorial on how to do it:

How to Create a Lomo Look in Photoshop – Video Tutorial

Important notice: You will note that the video has no sound. This is because I am kind of a shy person and just can’t speak in public. Making a tutorial and speaking at the same time is kind of a speaking in public and I just can’t do it.

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial.

Have fun creating!

Silvia


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6 thoughts on “How to Create a Lomo Look in Photoshop – Video Tutorial

  1. Hi,
    Just wondering whether your video tutorials are meant to have sound because every time I run them I never hear any sound come on. Looks like this would be a really interesting tutorial to.

    Cheers
    Kelf

    1. Hi Kelf,
      Well, I thought that the video speaks for itself, and I’m kind of a shy person, so no sound is attached. Just follow what’s done on the video and you should be just fine.
      Cheers!

  2. That was awesome! Now I want to go “lomo” a bunch of things to try it out! LOL! Thanks for sharing Silvia! I love your stuff!
    Kas

  3. I always work in Illustrator and struggle with photoshop, this is exactly the thing I needed. Thank you for sharing this great tutorial.

    Renee

  4. Fantastic work. You have gained a new subscriber. I hope you can keep up the good work and I look forward to more of the same excellent posts.

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