My twitter timeline is being flooded with instagram photos. Thanks for this heavy deluge of serious photo editing, guys.
Not sure why everyone is so deep into this instagram business. I mean c’mon, after a few shots you’ve kinda seen it and it becomes somewhat repetitive, right? But even I must admit it can be a fun effect when used sparingly.
But here’s the thing: I don’t have an iPhone. Or an iPad. Oh yes, we do still exist—the people without all the iStuff—and we’re stronger than ever. Okay, so I do have an iMac… but still.
On the bright side, I’ve got photoshop… and I’m not afraid to use it. For those of you Appleless people out there, and for those who want more control over the instagram effect, here’s a simple way to create a similar effect in Photoshop.
Here’s my SOOC.
Now we need to give the photo that washed out instagram effect and remove some of the blown out highlights.
My settings don’t necessarily have to work for your photo!
You can leave it like this, if you like, or you can bump up the yellow/green hues a bit more to get the full effect.
Set the opacity to your liking.
You can take it anywhere you like. Choose any hue you like. Increase or decrease the washed out effect. It might be fun to create this effect and make it work for your particular photo than having to stick to presets.
When I’m bored, I take photos. My favorite subject is, of course, my son. But at almost 5-years-old he’s gotten a bit too clever for his own good. The bribing stopped working and he just won’t sit still unless I duct tape him to a chair. Clearly he’s broken and I need a new one. Nah, there are other options. Options that do not include growing another child inside of me…