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Fake Fake Lomo…

I love the effect created by the Fake Lomo actions. Just one problem – I have Paint Shop Pro 5 on my computer. Stop laughing. I’ve had it for years, and it works well for me. One problem – I can’t figure out how to duplicate these steps in PSP5. Anyone have ideas how to do it?

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12 replies on “Fake Fake Lomo…”

step one: get photoshop
step two: install actions

hee hee. seriously, there’s a bit of a tutorial at the bottom of that link. can’t you do that? adjust brightness/contrast, then adjust hue/saturation, etc. etc.

They still *make* Paint Shop Pro?? 🙂 Man, I can remember using that back in my early, early days – like ’95 or earlier! I guess I’m no help, am I? 😉

Tried following the tutorial, didn’t work. Don’t think I did the saturation part right. “Get Photoshop” is a great option if I had hundreds of dollars to spend on it. “Buy a Lomo” is also a great option if I had $180 to spend on one – and more importantly, I want to do this with digital pictures. Someone had posted that they modified the steps in the tutorial for Paint Shop Pro, but I can’t remember who, so I figured a plea here for help was a good step.

Try eBay. Sometimes you can get Lomos for about half of what they retail on Amazon — most new in box. Or I just bought the last Holga on Amazon this week — so that’s another option when they restock (eBay has them cheap, too) — and you get the camera (with flash) plus starter kit for $56.99.

didn’t mean to give you an expensive option. I’ve worked a lot with the Lomo, and found that it’s a blast … but was unaware of the ‘Lomoization’ of photos was out there. Seems like cheating to me. But if it saves ya $180., I guess it would be worth it.

Hey, you should see Paint Shop Pro 8. For inexpensive graphic software, PSP is really cool. I’ve never actually seen Photoshop in action, but I know you can use PS brushes and presets in PSP8. I must admit I have never heard of these Lomo “thangs”. I’ll have to research and find out what I can.

See you went and got Photoshop before i could give you the instructions I use (PSP 7 though). The actions feature is the one ultra cool thing I can’t figure out how to do with PSP though, so it you love that ease of use, Photoshop is the money.

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