Saturday, May 11, 2013

Lomo Style Effect in Photoshop - New or Improved Skill Day 11

chair with greek temple shadow on seat

I adore Lomo photography so I was pleased to find a simple tutorial from WeGraphics for faking it in Photoshop.

This is the original photograph. I was at Dino's Gyros and spotted this shadow on a chair.

chair with greek temple shadow on seat

The image before playing with the Curves.

chair with greek temple shadow on seat

Final image.

Here are my notes from Nathan's tutorial:
Add a Gradient Fill Adjustment layer. Linear. 90 degree angle. Align with layer.
Blending mode Soft Light

Apply a Gradient Overlay layer style to the previous adjustment layer. Blend Mode Overlay. Opacity 100%. White to black for the gradient. Style Radial. Align with center. Angle 120. Scale 122.

Cross Processing:
Curves adjustment layer. Adjust the RGB channels separately. Playing with the curves to find a please combination. This will vary from photo to photo.

Go back to the oringinal photo, which is the first layer. Command j to make a copy.
Filter > Blur > Lens Blur. Blur the image by adjusting the sliders.
Layer Mask on the blurred layer. Use a soft brush and black to reveal the un-blurred image. Remember black erases, white adds.

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