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How to Create Lomo Effects Using Actions in Photoshop

In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to create lomo effects using actions in Photoshop. Once you have created the action, you can use it on any other picture to create lomo effects easily and quickly. Here’s the effect we will be creating:

Lomo Effects

To create lomo effects using actions, you’ll need:

  • A recent version of Photoshop

Step 1

Let’s start by opening the picture. I will be using this picture of a model.

Lomo Effects Original

Next, go to Window > Actions to open the actions panel.

Lomo Effects Actions

Step 2

We can now being creating our lomo effects. To start, click on the Create New Action option at the bottom of the actions panel and name your action whatever you want.

Lomo Effects Create New Action

Step 3

To create the first effect, we will add a Curves adjustment layer. To do so, click on the Create New Fill or Adjustment Layer option at the bottom of the layers palette and select Curves from the list that appears. Try to make your curves as similar as possible to what I have done below. It doesn’t have to be exactly the same.

Lomo Photo Effects Curves

Step 4

Next, we will add a Gradient fill layer. To do so, again click on the Create New Fill or Adjustment Layer option at the bottom of the layers palette and select Gradient from the list that appears.

Lomo Photo Effects Gradient Fill Layer

Change the color of the gradient to #fc2c2c and use all the other settings shown below.

Lomo Photo Effects Gradient

Change the blending mode of the gradient layer to Screen and set its opacity at 90%.

Lomo Photo Effects Blending Mode

Step 5

It’s time to wrap up the action. Group the two adjustment layers by selecting them both and going to Layer > Group Layers. Name the group “Effects” and click on the Stop button to complete the action.

Lomo Photo Effects Stop Action

And that’s it! You can now run this action on any other photo to create lomo effects!

Lomo Effects

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Tabish Shaikh

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