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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

11 Tutorial: Lomography

finally here my tutorial!
this is the easiest tutorial ever in my blog. it contains only 6 steps to complete the whole tutorial
here we go!

Step 1

Open a photo to edit.

Image from  iStockPhoto

Step 2

Follow the steps below according to the version of Photoshop you're using:

For Photoshop CS2 or newer :
  1. Choose Filter> Distort> Lens Correction.
  2. Inside the Lens Correction filter, adjust the settings in the Vignette section to create the vignette.

Adding a vignette with the Lens Correction  filter in Adobe Photoshop CS2.

For Photoshop CS or older :
  1. Create a new layer and select the new layer.
  2. Use the Lasso tool and create an oval selection. It doesn't have to be perfect.
  3. Inverse the selection (Select> Inverse or Shift+Ctrl+I).
  4. Press Shift+Backspace to open the Fill tool. In the Fill tool, set the contents to Black and click OK.
  5. Deselect (Select> Deselect or Ctrl+D).
  6. Open the Gaussian Blur filter tool (Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur). In the Gaussian Blur window, ensure that the Preview checkbox is checked and adjust the Radius to blur the edges so that a vignette is created.
  7. Reduce the opacity a little. An opacity around 75% should produce good results.

Step 3

Inside the Channels pallet (Window> Channels), select the red channel.

Adjusting the contrast of the red channel using the  Brightness/Contrast tool.

Step 4

With the red channel selected, use the Brightness/Contrast tool (Image> Adjustments> Brightness/Contrast) and increase the contrast. The higher you set the contrast, the stronger the color effect will be. I found that increasing the contrast by 50 produced the most realistic results.

Adjusting the contrast of the green channel using the  Brightness/Contrast tool.

Step 5

Now select the green channel and use the Brightness/Contrast tool (Image> Adjustments> Brightness/Contrast) to increase the contrast by the same amount you did in the previous step.

Step 6

Select back the RGB channel (CTRLl+~) to view the final results.

Final Result



  1. Wah, look so simple to do only wo @_@
    nice tutorial :D

  2. yeah!! it's simple only...i'm not dare to post some advanced level cause it take me few pages on my blog...=P

  3. i found that step 3-6 is very useful. Thanks for the tip! Looking fwd to see more from u! :D

    The CleverMunkey

  4. nice tip... upgrade my ps level, tq!

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  5. nice.. thanks for the tips.. =)

  6. haha u found my trick! lol
    nice tutorial btw =)

  7. so cool of this edit nid buy lomo camera le..wakaka

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  8. thx guys!! hop u all like it! i'll post more on photo effects

  9. i just love editing photos to..but im not good in photoshop..still learning..n thnx 4 the brief tutorial helps..hehe..:-)

  10. hehe tyty for posting this up.. :)