Retro Color Photoshop Plugin
CC 2017 Update: Latest release is 100% compatible. Download update below.
- Photoshop: CS4 or Higher
- Operating System: Windows or Mac
- Current Version 1.2.2
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The Retro Color plugin creates lomography and retro effects.
Lomography is a style of film photography that is generally done with a cheap 35mm film camera. The name comes from the original LOMO LC-A camera that started the fad back in the early 1990s. The film is often cross processed to produce vibrant and colors and surreal effects. Cross processing is where the film is processed with the wrong chemicals. By doing this, the colors are "tweaked". Also, the Lomo cameras tend to have a lot of vignetting. Fish-eye lenses are very popular with lomography as well.
Our lomography plugin allows you to create very good cross processing effects along with realistic film grain vignette effects. There are many adjustments but this filter is simple to use. There are 50 stored presets to help get you going!
The Lomo effect is created by selectively adding or reducing contrast to the color channels, attenuating channel outputs and adding or subtracting the channels mid tone brightness. There are several curves layers that are utilized to achieve complex color effects. There are 50 built in presets that give a wide range of color effects from vivid cross processing effects to faded retro color styles.
Lomography photographs often have a lot of film grain and vignetting. These feature are built into the filter. You can use as much or as little of either feature. You can control the grain size and opacity and well as the vignette.
Some images look good with a larger vignette and some look better with little or no vignette at all. There are wide adjustment ranges for size, opacity and edge fading. This way, you can get the perfect effect for any image.