Create in Photoshop action “filter Instagram”

Have you ever thought about creating your own filter like in Instagram? So, with a few simple corrective layers in Photoshop, you can achieve a cool effect on a photo just like in your favorite application. And in this short tutorial, I’ll show you how to create an action in Photoshop that will recreate the famous Hudson filter.



Step 1

Open your image in Photoshop, and we will use this stock photo in the lesson.

Step 2

Start by creating an action. Open the palette Operations (Window / Operations / Window> Actions) (Alt + F9). Click on the “Folder” icon to create a new group “Instagram”, and then click on the icon to create a new action (Create a new operation / Create new action) and give it the name “Hudson”. As soon as you press the record button Record (Record), all your steps will automatically start recording.

Step 3

Go to menu Layer – New Adjustment Layer – Color Search (Layer> New Adjustment Layer> Color Lookup). Select Kodak 2395 “3D LUT File” Fuji F125 from the menu and set the blending mode to “Brightness“(Luminosity).

Step 4

Now create a new layer and fill it with the pale yellow color # fef3d5 using the tool “Fill (Paint Bucket Tool (G)). Set the blending mode to “To divide“(Divide).

Step 5

And we will finish the lesson with a vignette. Create a new layer and fill it with black. Create a large circle using the tool “Oval area (Elliptical Marquee Tool (M)), and then click Delete, to remove the center. Go to menu Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur (Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur) and blur the edges by setting a radius of 65px. Reduce the opacity of the layer to 40%.

When done, click Stop (Stop) on the operations palette to use this new action in the future.

The final result.

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