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.

ChannelPointInputOutput
Red1170188
Red2101111
Red35719
Green1255229
Green2192185
Green3116130
Green47186
Green5193
Blue1255208
Blue2064





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.



DONE!
The final result is


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