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 Kloskowski

Matt is the full-time Director of Education for Kelby Media Group and a Tampa-based photographer. He's the Editor-in-Chief of Lightroom Magazine, the lead instructor on the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom LIVE Seminar Tour and author of several best-selling Photoshop books. Matt also hosts the world's top Lightroom blog, LightroomKillerTips.com, where he's built up a massive library of Lightroom videos, presets and tips. In addition to teaching Photoshop, Lightroom and photography seminars around the world, he's an instructor at Photoshop World and one of the full-time staff writers for Photoshop User Magazine.

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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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