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 🙂
Also, I used Swirls Butterflies, Photoshop brushes set (20+20) from Graphics-Illustrations.Com Shop for $9.00
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.
Here I used Photoshop Brush – Floral DUO (62) from Graphics-Illustrations.Com Shop available for $9.00 only.
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.
To decorate this image I used Floral Vector set from Graphics-Illustrations.Com Shop available for $12.00 only – 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.
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”.
And here’s the Iva after “lomoising” 🙂
And finally, here’s Iva after adding 7 Lucky Swirled Snowflakes Photoshop brushes set – latest Photoshop brushes set available for GBG members only in December 2009 GBG eZine! And if you are not the member – click here and join GBG – it’s free!
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:
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.
Now, for the same reason, I’m looking for someone to help me out. I’m making these tutorials for free, so I can’t offer you much, but if you are the kind of person that has no problem recording a tutorial text and wouldn’t mind getting some PREMIUM brushes or anything else from my little store of wonders for a little favor – let me know. I can send you the text that needs to be recorded and – voila! We have a tutorial with sound and you get some PREMIUM brushes. If you’re interested please send me an email to info(at)graphics-illustrations.com.
Until then, just follow what I do on the screen, make sure to do what I do and everything should be just fine.
How to Create a Lomo Look in Photoshop – Video Tutorial
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I hope you enjoyed the tutorial.
Have fun creating!