[How to] Instagram your images using Photoshop

Instagram has clearly reinvented the photo sharing system on our social media structure. It’s a very fast, beautiful and fun way to share your pictures to your friends or family. And what I like the most about Instagram, are the various effects it offers you to edit your pictures with your own little touch.

My all-time favorite Instagram filter is the “Nashville” and today, We will show you a quick tutorial about how to achieve that same effect on your images. It’s a very simple effect and very easy to accomplish in Photoshop.

So.. Let’s begin with Step 1

Open your image in Photoshop and double-click on the background layer to make into a “layer 0” and re-name it. I suggest to rename it “Nashville” for any future references.

I give the full credits to Patrick Smith for the pic (He’s the owner).

Step 2

Let’s now create a new layer and fill it with the following colors (Red: 247 , Green: 217 , Blue: 173) and leave the opacity to 100%. Set now your blending options to “Multiply“.

Step 3

Click back on the “Nashville” layer and click Image > Adjustments > Curves. First go into the green channel from the bar menu and put the output to 37 and then go to the blue channel and put the output to 133.

Step 4

After click Image > Adjustments > Levels, change the gamma (the middle one) to 1.36 and the input to 236.

Step 5

Now let’s play the contrast by going to Image > Adjustments > Brightness / Contrast. Now you’ve to put the brightness to 6 and contrast to 51. Don’t forget to uncheck “Use Legacy” if it is checked.

Step 6

The image starts to assume the nice mood we want.

Give it another curves to the image by again going to Image > Adjustments > Curves. But this time we will set the green channel  input to 13 then set  in the blue channel  input to 88 too.

Step 7

To give more depth let’s change again the contrast by going to Image > Adjustments > Brightness / Contrast. Simply enter the brightness to -6 and contrast to 33.

Step 8

Give another one last curves touch by going to Image > Adjustments > Curves. Go to the red channel and put the output to 4 and in the blue channel, put the output to 14. Then you have to merge all the layers to visible. (Select all the layers that you want to merge first > Right click on them).

Finish it!

We’re done! That’s how we do for transforming the beautiful effect from Insta to Photoshop. Quite simple, isn’it? At this point, the rest is up to your creativity to experiment different concepts to finish this very beautiful image.

We recommend you to save all of these passages and create an automatic action for every time you’ll do it again in any pics.  By creating an action, you’ll just have to play the action instead of redoing all the steps! If you don’t know how to set an automatic action, don’t worry, we will see it here back in some days!