How to Make Your Photos Look Hipster with Photoshop

How to Make Your Photos Look Hipster with Photoshop

Turn your mainstream photos into retro coolness. This Photoshop tutorial will show you how to apply a retro/lomo photo effect using professional non-destructive editing techniques. You’ll need Photoshop CS3 or newer to follow this tutorial.

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Hipster Photo Effect Photoshop Tutorial

Step 1

Open a photo into Photoshop. This effect works best for sunny outdoor photos.


Step 2

First, we’ll create a bloom effect to make it appear more sunny. Before we apply any filters, convert the layer to a Smart Object. Right click on the Background layer then choose Convert to Smart Object. Now that your layer is a Smart Object, you can apply Smart Filters which are basically non-destructive (settings changeable at any time without any loss in quality) version of filters.

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7 comments on “How to Make Your Photos Look Hipster with Photoshop”

  1. Doesn't look hipster to me. Sorry.
    Hipster photo treatment is making a photo look like it was captured by analog film camera. To do so it is better to use film presets for lightroom

  2. Hi,

    I have a problem when i place my light.
    The thing is, i want to mold it to something, i don't want that square when i place and select screen mode.


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