Thursday, April 5, 2012

How to Make Instagram X-PRO II Effect Using Photoshop





After mastering this tutorial you don’t need an iPhone to apply Instagram X Pro II effect to your image. The only thing you need is Photoshop software.


The following is the image used in this tutorial. It size is 1569 x 1569 pixels

There are three layers to obtain the effect. The layers are:

The steps to create each layer are explained below.

1. Vignette Level Layer.
1) Click Elliptical Marquee Tool.
2) Set the feather to 200 px.

3) Create a Circle Selection. Drag Elliptical Marque Tool from the top-left of the photo to the bottom-right while holding Shift.

4) Inverse the selection. Choose “Select>Inverse” from the menu, or use Shift+Ctrl+I shortcut.
5) Create a level adjustment layer. Choose “Layer>New Adjustment Layer>Levels…” from the menu.
6) Drag the grey slider to the right until the value equal to 0.5. Click OK after that


2. X Pro II Curve Layer
1) Create a curve adjustment layer. Choose “Layer>New Adjustment Layer>Curve…” from the menu.
2) Create several points in the red channel. Double click the new curve adjustment layer and change the channel to red.
Point 1. Input: 208, Output: 229
Point 2. Input: 39, Output: 18

3) Create several points in the green channel.
Point 1. Input: 208, Output: 229
Point 2. Input: 39, Output: 18
4) Create several points in the blue channel. Click OK after that.
Point 1. Input: 0, Output: 25
Point 2. Input: 255, Output: 230


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 20 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 93%.

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


Feel free to post your results in the comment

16 comments:

  1. Would you also put up tutorials for Earlybird and Sutro?

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  2. Now I can see the difference. Instagram is really a great tool for editing pictures.

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  4. how to make the border? i don't understand

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  5. So, most of it worked out great - the only problem I had was when I needed to "smooth" near the end, Adobe Photoshop CC made me choose "Border" and give a border width under "Modify" before I could "Smooth." I wasn't sure if that was supposed to be 20 px as well - but the photo seemed to become too light after having to do this. Any suggestions?

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