Create the Instagram Style in Lightroom
It’s a pleasure to welcome a new Nut to TipSquirrel.com! Having been a fan of Howard and IceFlowStudios for some time I was thrilled when he agreed to come and join our humble group of Photoshop Nuts. If you haven’t already checked out Howard’s work be sure to click the links on his bio below, but be warned, have some time to spare there’s a lot of great stuff to view!
Welcome to the Nut House Howard!
In this tip we’re going to look at taking a modern photo and making into a faded Instagram type image using the Develop Module in Adobe Lightroom 4.
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- Adobe Essential Graphics
- Accessing Technology Previews in Lightroom CC Mobile
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neat tip.. thanks..
Thanks Howard, another excellent video. You help make me look like I know what I’m doing. lol
Nice tute, quick and easy. Can even make it a preset. Thanks much!
Hi. Thanks for the video..
Could you tell me what the ‘best/most efficient’ tool and method is to create a border to further this ‘instagram’ look?
A search of ‘Border’ in our full list of posts above gives you a few options of creating and adding some great borders. There’s even some downloadable ones from Gavin Hoey.
Great workshop! Should be neat to save a whole set of presets so you can instantly turn your pics into flash looking ones – and finanlly be able to catch up with your iphone-friends 😉
… or stop spoiling images and use one of the existing Instagram presets from professionals. Like http://www.reallyniceimages.com, lightgram etc.
Interesting take on the tutorial. Howard is a great professional and I love this look. Thanks for the link though.
You may notice we have a Links section and encourage our readers to visit other sites, so there’s no need to aggressively spam the comments McPherson.
I guess I’m the only one who doesn’t see the point in replicating the style of muddy and poorly lit Instagram photographs. Have we gotten to the point that bad photographs are considered art just because we can post a million of them everywhere on the undiscriminating Internet? I certainly wouldn’t take a decent photograph and purposely make it ugly just so I can imitate the Instagram look. On the other hand, I have to admit I don’t use Instagram so maybe I just don’t understand why people are so in love with it (I don’t use Facebook or Twitter either so you know what a dinosaur I am).