Instagram is a popular photo sharing platform, where you can upload and edit you Favorite pictures with its awesome filters and overlays.This network is getting popular among the Android and iOS users and is available only for mobile platform currently. Instagram`s Effect presets are unique, which you cannot find anywhere.However, you can Add Instagram Effects To Your Photos using these simple techniques.
Methods To Add Instagram Effects To Your Photos
InstantRetro is packed with a number of adjustments and overlays which helps to make a retro effect for your images.
Let see how can we add retro to this image :
Upload your picture to instantRetro, after that, our first step will be adjusting these seek bars : Darken Edges and lighten center.
Pixlr-o-matic is an online application, which is also available for android and iOS devices.It is developed by Autodesk, who also created Pilxr Express.It is a collection of 100+ borders 70+ effects and 65+ filters, using which, you can make more than a million effects for your image.
As I mentioned above, you can also use this app on your mobile device, but if you are in PC, then you don`t have to download it.Just go too http://pixlr.com/o-matic/
After that, Browse a picture from your computer, or take a new one from your webcam.There are mainly three levels of editing- Effects, overlays and Borders.
On the first level, Select your desired effects overlay, which suits you image.In my case, I`m using “Amber” effect, which just same as Instagram`s “Nashville effect”.
If you want to adjust more, then move to next level “overlays”.Here also, we have a huge collection of effects to choose from.For my Image, I`m using here “Burn” overlay.
And finally add a border to your image.
3. Adobe Photoshop
With the power of Photoshop, yo can create each and every image effect ever existed in this planet.There are more than a hundred techniques to get an Instagram like effect using Photoshop.To get the nashville effect (retro/vintage), you have to play with curves and brightness of it.But I know you are feeling lazy to do that.
Here is the “PSD”, using which you can make instagram effect by doing nothing !
Lets see how to use it:
Open the PSD file, and also open and drag your desired image to the PSD File.Then, drag your Image layer below all layers.
After this, you will get this type of effect :
All these methods are simple and easy but InstantRetro has a drawback, that it is a very slow tool and can take over 25 seconds to apply one effect !
Adobe Photoshop is the best way, as you can adjust the curves and levels, which you cannot do in other two methods.But, not everyone can afford it, its too expensive ($699).
So, Pixlr-O-Matic is the best method toAdd Instagram Effects To Your Photos, which is easy to use, fast and free.