Photoshop Tutorial CS6 and later: How to Transform Your Photos into Gorgeous Lomographs

Photoshop Tutorial CS6 and later: How to Transform Your Photos into Gorgeous Lomographs


Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV.
I’m going to show you how to quickly create the look of vintage lomographs from a normal
photos. Lomographs typically have high-contrast and unusual saturation and color. This look
is the result of a technique in photographic processing in which film that’s intended for
slide chemistry is processed in photographic negative chemistry and vice versa. Open a
photo you’d like to use for this project. I downloaded this one from Shutterstock. Before
we begin, you should know that some of the filters used in this tutorial were first introduced
in CS6. There are work-arounds for earlier versions of Photoshop, however, to save time,
I won’t be going over them in this video. To ensure that the settings will be applied
correctly to your image, check its resolution by going to Image and Image Size. Make its
resolution: 150 pixels per inch. We’ll convert our image into a Smart Object, so we can modify
it non-destructively, as well as adjust the effects that we’ll be adding to it. Click
the icon at the upper, right of the Layers panel and click “Convert to Smart Object”.
Go to Filter and Lens Correction. Click the “Custom” tab and drag the Vignette slider
all the way to the left. Then, click OK. Go back to Filter, Blur Gallery and “Iris Blur”.
To adjust the size of the blur, place your cursor on the ring and drag the ring out almost
to the edges of your image. To adjust the amount of blur, drag the blur slider or type
in an amount. I’ll type in 5 pixels.Keep in mind, since every photo has its own unique
characteristics, you may want to adjust the setting amounts throughout this video to tailor
it to your photo. To accept the Iris Blur. click OK at the top. Go back to Filter, Sharpen
and Unsharp Mask. Make the Amount: 80%, the Radius: 2 pixels and the Threshold: 0 levels.
Then, click OK. This adds contrast to all the edges. Click the Adjustment layer icon
and click “Color Lookup”. Open the “Load 3D LUT” fly-out list and click “filmstock_50.3dl”.
Click
the Adjustment layer icon again and this time, click “Photo Filter”. I’ll click “Cooling
Filter (82)”, however, feel free to try different photo filters. Next, we’ll add a few light
leaks. Click the New Layer icon to make a new layer. Change its Blend Mode to Linear
Dodge. Open your Brush Tool and Brush Picker. We’ll take care of the size in a moment. Make
its Hardness: 0% and its Opacity 40%. Click the foreground color and pick a bright red.
Then, click OK. To make your brush bigger or smaller, press the right or left bracket
key on your keyboard. I’ll make its size: 600 pixels. Click one or twice on areas of
your image. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. Thanks for watching!

40 thoughts on “Photoshop Tutorial CS6 and later: How to Transform Your Photos into Gorgeous Lomographs

  • February 15, 2016 at 1:39 am
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    always good instructions!

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  • February 15, 2016 at 1:48 am
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    Really simple and beautiful. I enjoy your tutorials!!!

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  • February 15, 2016 at 1:57 am
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    i love The Blue Lighting tv it makes the learning easier

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  • February 15, 2016 at 2:03 am
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    Can you make a tutorial on how to make photos look like film? 😭 also a Polaroid type picture? Love the Channel by the way

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  • February 15, 2016 at 2:21 am
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    nice one

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  • February 15, 2016 at 2:30 am
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    like. ..thank dude

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  • February 15, 2016 at 2:32 am
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    I wonder what the man behind the voice looks like…

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  • February 15, 2016 at 3:05 am
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    Awesome. can you make a video of best photoshop actions?

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  • February 15, 2016 at 3:21 am
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    thanks BLTV. you deserve more subscribers. 🙂

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  • February 15, 2016 at 3:23 am
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    Hey Marty please do now The Wpap tutorial. eagerly waiting for it.

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  • February 15, 2016 at 5:24 am
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    Another great tutorial thanks

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  • February 15, 2016 at 7:20 am
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    This is the first time i have used color look up. It was awesome simple instruction and very few but the outcome was WOW ! I tried on one of the test images and its awesome. Thanks mate !

    PS: Does rasterizing layer OR keeping them in smart object means different or processes differently. Since i didnt had Blur Gallery & Iris blur under PS was not getting active (under Filter >Blur) i had to rasterize but the outcome was more or less similar to what you achieved.

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  • February 15, 2016 at 10:47 am
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    can u make tutorial on how to make a hipster logo

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  • February 15, 2016 at 12:59 pm
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    Can you make color halftone pattern border on pictures?

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  • February 15, 2016 at 1:12 pm
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    thanks awesome video

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  • February 15, 2016 at 2:07 pm
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    Awesome Marty! Thank you

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  • February 15, 2016 at 4:35 pm
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    Sjajno kao i uvek . hvala .

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  • February 15, 2016 at 6:38 pm
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    Very good, very professional.
    Big hug from Brasil 😉

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  • February 15, 2016 at 7:37 pm
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    Hello, great tutorial as always. I have PS CS6 and my Iris blur was grayed out so I could not use it, but then I read that once you convert the image to a smart object the iris blur as well as other blurs are grayed out, may be something in CS6. So I just removed the conversion to smart object and was able to complete the tutorial. Thanks again.

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  • February 15, 2016 at 7:54 pm
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    Спасибо за урок

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  • February 16, 2016 at 9:11 am
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    love your tuts! thanks 🙂

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  • February 17, 2016 at 7:43 am
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    Great tutorials as always. Thanks Marty!

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  • February 18, 2016 at 8:55 pm
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    your tutorials are always on point. STRIGHT TO THE POINT, no extra talking about, nonsense that has nothing to do with topic at hand.

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  • February 19, 2016 at 5:52 am
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    Wonderful man!!
    Keep it up.
    Love & Respect from Pakistan 🙂

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  • February 19, 2016 at 2:07 pm
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    Hey marty. I just followed this and my image seems a little too ''warm''… I used a cool filter and lowered the saturation to reduce the warmness. Any other advice?

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  • February 20, 2016 at 8:02 am
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    After Effect Tutorials, please ???

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  • February 21, 2016 at 1:35 pm
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    What shall I say…

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  • February 22, 2016 at 11:12 am
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    you are the best thanks

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  • February 22, 2016 at 4:08 pm
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    hello sir…!! you are a perfect tutor for ps..!!! thnks a lot sir..!!! and while placing our logo in a photo, pixel is breaking when re sizing a logo a name in that..!! will you give a tuorial for placing logo perfectly.? And while writing a cast name in cinematic post.. the pixels are breaking..!! give a perfect solution sir..!! thanks in advance..! 🙂

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  • February 22, 2016 at 4:33 pm
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    Hi there – I am using Photoshop CS6 and the Blur gallery is not available when the layer is converted to a Smart Object. To work around this, double-click on the Smart Object symbol found on the bottom right corner of the layer thumbnail in the layers palette/window. This opens the linked file in a new tab, apply the iris blur to that file, save and close the file. The iris blur will have been applied.

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  • February 25, 2016 at 8:43 pm
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    I love your videos! They're so easy to follow! Take care man 🙂

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  • March 2, 2016 at 10:50 am
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    thank you so much love all your tutorials keep it up ^^

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  • March 5, 2016 at 3:15 pm
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    nice tutorial i make photoshop videos tooo! 🙂

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  • March 10, 2016 at 6:02 am
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    For once , someone who knows how to give a tutorial. No confusion, direct and succinct (sp) Thank you

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  • April 20, 2016 at 5:24 pm
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    Love your stuff! Thank you for taking the time!

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  • May 23, 2016 at 11:32 am
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    good work. Thank you 😉

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  • June 29, 2016 at 8:56 pm
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    Great job …. i use photoshop cs6 but when i try to do Iris blur .it can't work

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  • July 31, 2016 at 5:06 am
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    You are very good about tutorial. Sei molto chiare nei tutorial è istruttivo.

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  • December 30, 2016 at 10:43 am
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    i dont know if you can read this but i really need your help when i open the blur gallery at 1:56 i cant open the irus blur :/ i dont know the problem

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  • October 13, 2018 at 7:05 pm
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    Brilliant !

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