How to Create an Instagram Filter Photoshop Action in 60 Seconds

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How to Create an Instagram Filter Photoshop Action in 60 Seconds

How to Create an Instagram Filter Photoshop Action in 60 Seconds

Photoshop in 60 Seconds: Instagram Filter

Have you ever wondered how to create your own Instagram filter? Well, with a few simple adjustments you can achieve a cool photo effect like your favorite app in Adobe Photoshop. And in this quick tutorial, I’ll show you how to make a Photoshop action that recreates the famous Hudson filter for any future project.

How to Create an Instagram Filter in Photoshop

Open your photo into Photoshop. I’ll be using this Woman Stock.

How to Create an Instagram Filter Photoshop Action in 60 Seconds

Start with the action. Go to Window > Action to bring up the Actions palette. Click on the folder icon to create a New Set. Name the set “Instagram,” and then select New Action and name it “Hudson.” Once you hit Record, the action will automatically record your steps.

How to Create an Instagram Filter Photoshop Action in 60 Seconds

Then go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Color Lookup. Set the settings for the 3D LUT File to Fuji F125 Kodak 2395, and then set the Layer Blend Mode to Luminosity.

How to Create an Instagram Filter Photoshop Action in 60 Seconds

Now create a New Layer and Fill it with a pale yellow color #fef3d5 using the Paint Bucket Tool (G). Set this layer to Divide.

How to Create an Instagram Filter Photoshop Action in 60 Seconds

Finish with a vignette. Fill a New Layer with black. Use the Elliptical Marquee Tool (M) to create a large circle, and then hit Delete to remove the center. Now go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and blur the edges with a Radius of 65 px. Lower the final Opacity to 40%.

When you’re done, hit the Stop button on the Actions palette to use this new action for other photos.

How to Create an Instagram Filter Photoshop Action in 60 Seconds

Here is the final effect.

How to Create an Instagram Filter Photoshop Action in 60 Seconds

Want to see this in action? Check out the quick video above to see this lesson at work!

5 Instagram-Inspired Photoshop Actions

Want to create awesome Instagram-inspired effects fast? Check out these premium Photoshop actions from GraphicRiver and ThemeKeeper Elements.

Instagram Filter – Photoshop Action

Achieve the look of your favorite filters with these amazing actions! Included in this download are 47 Instagram-inspired Photoshop actions that are super easy to edit. Simply apply any filter to your photo and use the additional workflow actions for more options.

How to Create an Instagram Filter Photoshop Action in 60 Seconds

22 Popular Instagram Filter Photoshop Actions

This awesome Photoshop action package includes 22 of the most popular filters Instagram has to offer. Get access to cool effects like Mayfair, Clarendon and more for easy, non-destructive photo editing.

How to Create an Instagram Filter Photoshop Action in 60 Seconds

Full Size for Instagram Photoshop Action

Sizing your photos for Instagram can be tricky. Make the process easier with this Photoshop action. This download includes one action file with a five-step tutorial that is easy to follow. Transition your photos to Instagram easily with this awesome action.

How to Create an Instagram Filter Photoshop Action in 60 Seconds

Ash Photoshop Action

Create beautiful photo effects inspired by an elegant carbon ash tone. This Photoshop action features two separate actions with plenty of variations for intensity and color. Get access to free sharpening and noise actions included in this download!

How to Create an Instagram Filter Photoshop Action in 60 Seconds

Chocolate Photoshop Action

Or test out different flavors of deliciously chocolate photo effects with this set of premium actions. Included in this set are eight elegant retro effects that work with a wide range of photos.

How to Create an Instagram Filter Photoshop Action in 60 Seconds

60 Seconds?!

This is part of a series of quick video tutorials on ThemeKeeper Tuts+ in which we introduce a range of subjects, all in 60 seconds—just enough to whet your appetite. Let us know in the comments what you thought of this video and what else you’d like to see explained in 60 seconds!