Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Photoshop : Instagram Nashville effect

-Open up the image on photoshop
-Duplicate the layer
-Uncheck the first layer
-Go to the colour bar above and type in these numbers - 257, 217, 173
-It will produce a light brown/orange colour.
-Create a new layer and fill the layer with that colour.
-Then change the layer type to Multiply.
-Select the duplicate layer
-Open up the curves box
-Green = Output = 37
-Blue = Output = 133
-Open the levels box
-In the middle box type in 1.36
-In the right box type in 236
-Open the brightness and contrast box
-Brightness = 6
-Contrast = 51
-Open the curves box again
-Green = Input = 13
-Blue = Input = 88
-Open the brightness and contrast box again
-Brightness = -6
-Contrast = 33
-Open the curves box again
-Red = Output = 4
-Blue = Output = 14

I personally love this technique as I really love the original Nashville effect on the Instagram app, and I will definitely incorporate this technique into my future photographs.

Photoshop : Vignette effect

Using a photoshop tutorial on youtube, I took one of my photographs from my summer project and tried two different vignette effects.

Vignette effect 1 :
-Open the picture on photoshop
-Using the elliptical marquee tool create the oval shape starting near the edge of the picture.
-Right click, and then invert selection
-Create a new layer
-Fill the outer space using the bucket tool with black
-Go to Filter --> Blur --> Gaussian Blur
-Play around with the amount of Gaussian Blur until you are happy with the effect.

Vignette effect 2:
-Go to Filter --> Lens Correction
-Click on custom
-Then play around with the Vignette slider bar until you are happy.

I personally prefer the second effect, as I think that it looks more natural.