Ever see a photograph that's been processed by Lightroom and wonder what settings were used? Some people get testy about this and argue it's stealing to reverse engineer someone's Lightroom settings. (If you're one, you might want to stop reading now, to keep your stress levels down.) Matt Kloskowski disagrees. He even encourages people to freely adapt (i.e., steal) his Fairy Glow preset.
Before and after comparisons have become a popular Photoshop tutorial technique. Come along as I walk through the steps of taking an iconic Florida seascape from rather uninspiring RAW form to finished photo complete with a LOMO look.
We'll explore the TLR Faux LOMO Preset for ACR and the TLR Film Grain Effects action set as me move from Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) 5 to Photoshop CS4. You could also start in Adobe Lightroom with the TLR Faux LOMO Preset for Lightroom 2.