Tuesday, August 21, 2012

How to make an instagram filter in Photoshop.

It's kinda hard to admit, but I've always thought that photos run through the instagram app for them iPhones and what not looks kinda cool. Perhaps it's due to the fact that I actually grew up during the time of analog photos. Cross processing was a thing back then as well. It was actually when you used one type of chemical solution to develop the wrong kind of film.

This was more often than not purely by accident but sometimes, if you were lucky, you'd actually get pretty cool results.

Anywho, since I don't own an iPhone, I don't own an analog camera anymore and my digital camera doesn't really support being dropped in chemicals I had to figure out how to do this in Photoshop. Turns out, it's not so hard. So here goes it!

First you do is open the photo you want to "Instagram". I'm going to use a self shot of my self, taken half naked in front of a mirror, just to give it that whole Facebook/blogger feel. The camera used was a Canon PowerShot A2200 installed with the CHDK hack.


Next thing you have to do is make a new adjustment layer. Pick Curves...


This should give you a new layer like so.


Click on the white square thingie to the left on the new layer and It'll bring up the curves.



Now you have four different curves. Just drag them so that they correspond to the curves in the next pictures. The black curve should be slightly adjusted as well.


And that's it really. Enjoy your new "cross processed" image. Here's how mine turned out in all of its 14 megapixel beauty.

If you click it, it's probably larger than your screen.

And yes, this whole post was just a silly excuse to post pictures of myself on my blog.

7 comments:

  1. Lol @ the last sentence, and btw, you're hot.

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  2. @cricketfreak haha yeah... i know ;)

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  3. You just can't go a post without getting half naked. Not that I'm complaining.

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  4. You make my uterus throb you sexy beast

    Call me ;)

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  5. OMG YOU LOOK LIKE GUNTHER!!! SO HOT!!!

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  6. BOY YOU SO SEXYYYY....I LOVE A BIG PACKAGE....HUBBA HUBBA GET ME A SLICE OF THAT ;) -Secret Admirer

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