The Best of Instagram Photoshop Actions

January 14, 2012

The Best of Instagram Photoshop Actions

Daniel Box recently searched the web for Photoshop instructions on editing photos Instagram-style. Surprisingly he came up empty-handed, and being a proactive photographer, artist and creative director, he cooked up his own batch of actions.

After my own search, it seems Daniel's are some of the best actions that specifically mimic Instagram. Starting with the “Nashville” filter, he has since added "Earlybird,” auto-cropping, “Brannan, X Pro II, Sutro, Lomo-fi, Inkwell, Lord Kelvin, Walden, Gotham, Hefe, and Toaster." He also created 5 borders, similar to Instagram's, that can be applied with a single click in Photoshop. Danile is offering a free download at his tumblog. Be sure to stop by and say thank you.

Design, instagram, photo
Design, instagram, photo
Design, instagram, photo
Design, instagram, photo

Aperture Presets also developed a Lo-Fi Bundle of commands for Aperture, which look like they might have some nice results (they also have a Hipstamatic set). And Lightroom Presets has a similar bundle for lightroom. Both of those packages can be found for purchase at their respective sites.

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Also try some other nice vintage effects collected by Spoon Graphics. Visit his site for the links to each effect.

Some other hand-picked posts you might enjoy on our Design Blog:

The War Through the Lens of Hipstamatic
Iconic Images through the Lens of Instagram
Instabauble: Instant Color Palettes from #Christmas Photos

Ward Andrews

Ward Andrews

Hi, I'm Ward Andrews. I started in 2009, you can read about why here. Thanks for participating in the Community. I also run an interactive agency called Drawbackwards. I love basketball, electronic music and creating experiences that improve daily life. You can follow me on Twitter @wardandrews.

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