Lightroom Presets

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



  1. deirdre 14 August, 2010 at 00:14 Reply

    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…

  2. David Whiteford 18 February, 2008 at 20:23 Reply

    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

  3. Balliolman 18 February, 2008 at 17:46 Reply

    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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