Preset Monday – Lomo Arigato (Mr. Roboto)

It’s a brand new week and I’m kicking it off with a really cool preset. First off though, I have to thank everyone who pre-ordered my Photoshop Layers book. I posted about it on Friday and got a few responses from folks that pre-ordered. However, the pre-order sales I saw over the weekend showed me that a lot more of you actually ordered then commented here and I just wanted to say thanks – so Thanks!

Now for the preset. This one is based on a Lomography effect, hence the name “Lomo”. Sorry for the lame Styx reference but everytime I hear the word Lomo that’s all I can think of :) Anyway, Lomography really has it’s roots in an old camera that produced a certain styled photo (you can read more about it here if you’d like) but I’ve seen a bunch of requests over the months to recreate it in Lightroom. If you think it sort of looks like a cross-processed effect then you’re right. It definitely has hints of it. However, this one is a little bit different and doesn’t produce quite the “greenish/yellowish” effect that a cross processed look will. So have at it. There’s only one version and I’ve found it works great for portraits as well as landscapes.

Click here to see a before/after sample of the preset.
Click here to download Matt’s Lomo Preset

Author: Matt K

Matt is a full time Education Director for the NAPP and Kelby Training. He's a best-selling author of various books on Photoshop and Photography co-hosts the live weekly photography talk show "The Grid" and is co-host of "Photoshop User TV". In his spare time he practices as a 1st degree black belt in Taekwondo and enjoys spending time with his family in Tampa, FL.

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29 Comments

  1. Awesome! I’ve been looking for a preset like this for a while. Thanks, Matt!

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  2. Matt,

    Thanks for this preset. I haven’t shot with my Lomo in a while, so it’s cool to see this in Lightroom!

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  3. Another great preset to the collection. Thanks Matt! :)

    Greetings from Sweden

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  4. Hi Matt,

    Superb preset … nice one!!!

    Great to hear the orders for your new book have got off to a flying start. Can’t wait to receive my copy.

    All the best,
    Glyn

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  5. Got my order in for Layers, too. Amazon UK are not delivering until the end of March though …

    Thanks for this week’s cool preset!

    Balliolman :)

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  6. That was a nice preset!
    Any news about LR 2?

    Thomas

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  7. Thx Matt,

    Great preset again,

    greetings from The Netherlands

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  8. Hi Matt, thanks for all the great presets, sure saves a lot of time being able to just click once and get results. I have one question though, I have been using Lightroom since it’s first beta release, and it seams that no matter how good I get an image to look in Lightroom, I can always make further improvements after sending it to Photoshop, is this just me or does CS3 have more powerful tools than Lightroom?

    Thanks, Dave

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  9. Nice one, thx alot… another cool preset from your collection.

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  10. Love your presets as do my Photoshop and Lightroom students.
    Thanks, Brenda

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  11. Thanks, Love you! I’ve been trying to make my own “lomo” preset, have something close but this looks better. Cant wait to try it out!

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  12. Looks great Matt. Howbout a pseudo-HDR preset?

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  13. I love it. As a huge Holga user and fan, I’m glad to see this preset and it looks great.

    Jeff

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  14. great !! … thnx for that, thnx for your job with LR.

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  15. Hee hee I like the Styx reference. This preset looks great! Thank you for sharing it!

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  16. This is so awesome Matt! Thanks for the preset and all the podcasts.

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  17. The only thing missing is the soft focus effect that is signature of lomos.

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  18. This is wonderful!!!!!

    Thanks!

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  19. Thanks for your work, great preset, it’s wonderful.

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  20. thanks… i have somo variations… but really really cool… thanks!!!

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  21. THANKS!! LOVE THE EFFECT!! :-)

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  22. What version of Photoshop do you need to work the preset?

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  23. i can’t download it! :( it will redirect to the kelly something something. if i save target as, i will be downloading a php file…

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