Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Instagram Effects with Adobe Photoshop

The Instagram app is all the rage right now if you have an iphone. It's a fun way to take and share beautiful photos with filtered effects when you're out and about. However, I don't have an iphone. Shocking, I know. But I do have and imac with Photoshop, which is the mother ship of photo effects and filters. And I know how to use it (but who doesn't these days). I found a tutorial for creating Instagram effects with Photoshop. If you're old school like me, and want to jazz up your photos, give it a try. We don't need no stinkin' iphone. 

I tried the "Nashville" technique, found here, with a beach shot we took in the Dominican, and gave it a vintage look. Cool right? It instantly looks like it came out of my parents 1974 olive green vinyl photo album.

Here's the original before. 

I've been using Photoshop for 10 years and I am still learning new tricks and ways to do cool stuff. Photoshop really is like magic. You can remove zits, cover up bald spots, correct red eye, crop someone out (or add someone in), change the color of your shirt, repair a crack in the wall and a million and one other fabrications. Now if only I had a magic wand or rubber stamp tool to carry around in my purse...

1 comment:

  1. You can add effects to your photos at http://www.addeffects.net without installed software


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