How to make a photograph Lomographic in GIMP
Lomography is most commonly recognised in old film photographs and is used aesthetically in photographs. I will show you a quick process to achieve this ‘Lomo’ effect in GIMP!
- Choose your image and open it in GIMP
- Now go, Colors –> Curves – This is the basis of the Lomo-Effect, these adjustments will change the colours:
- You click on the Channel tab to change between channels
- Do ‘S’ curves on all, except the Blue Channel:
- Value/RGB Channel – ‘S‘ Curve, as shown:
- RED Channel – ‘S‘ Curve, as shown:
- GREEN Channel – ‘S‘ Curve, as shown:
- BLUE Channel – Opposite ‘S’ Curve, as shown:
2. Duplicate Layer – Gradient Map (B&W) – Overlay
- Duplicate your layer:
- Go, Colors –> Map –> Gradient Map (Make sure your Colours are Black and White – Default)
- Then, set that layer to Overlay at 50% Opacity, as shown:
3. Adding a Border/Vignetting (Optional)
- Add a New Layer: Border
- Grab the Gradient/Blend Tool: FG Only Black. Stroke as shown:
- Set Border Layer to 50% Opacity:
Before and After shot:
Here is another example:
I have modified this for the GIMP, so if you use Photoshop then here is the tutorial tutorial by TUTVID.com.
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