Thursday, April 5, 2012

How to Make Instagram Nashville Effect Using Photoshop

The previous post provided the tutorial to make X-Pro II effect using Photoshop. Meanwhile, the current tutorial will explain how to make another Instagram filter called Nashville filter using Photoshop.
The image used in this tutorial is similar with the previous post. The layers to obtain the effect are:
The steps to create each layer are explained below.

1. Nashville Curve Layer
1) Create a curve adjustment layer. Choose “Layer>New Adjustment Layer>Curve…” from the menu.
2) Create several points in the red, green, and blue channels. Double click the new curve adjustment layer and change the channel to the corresponding channel. Place the point on the line and set the input and output according to the table below. Click OK after that.


3. Border Layer.
1) Create New Layer. Choose “Layer>New>Layer…” from the menu, or use Shift+Ctrl+N shortcut.
2) Select All. Choose “Select>All” from the menu, or use Ctrl+A shortcut.
3) Smooth the corner of the selection. Choose “Select>Modify>Smooth…” from the menu and set the sample radius to 10 pixels. For photo with larger pixels use a larger sample radius and vice versa.
4) Repeat step 3 two times.
5) Reduce the selection. Choose “Select>Transform Selection” from the menu or use Ctrl+T shortcut and set the W and H value to 92.5%.

 6) Inverse the selection. Choose “Select>Inverse” from the menu, or use Shift+Ctrl+I shortcut.
7) Fill the selection with black. Choose “Edit>Fill>” from the menu, or use Shift+F5 shortcut and use black as the contents.

The final result is

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