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The Instagram Effect

By Elizabeth LePage  ·  August 5th, 2011

Like Hispstamatic before it, this year’s hot iPhone photo app is Instagram. It has a bunch of cool filters and effects for creating a cross-processed, textured look to your photos, with an added online sharing component. We’ve been having lots of fun with Instagram on our phones, but here’s how to get an Instagram-style look (out of many) for your photos using Photoshop Elements.

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5 Replies to The Instagram Effect:

  1. Joann

    August 5, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    I love the tutorial! I learned a lot. Thank goodness for the cheatsheets. I would not get past Step 1 without the cheatsheet.

  2. Hans

    August 6, 2011 at 12:05 am

    Very nice tutorial. I shall give it a go this weekend.

  3. Dennis

    August 6, 2011 at 10:14 am


    I learned a lot from this tutorial. If you have other examples where this has worked well I’d like to see them.

  4. Julie

    August 8, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Thanks for the fun tutorial, Elizabeth. I like this better than using the actual app! ;-)

    For Dennis and others………Hans started a thread at Elements Village and members have posted their results from the tutorial. Find it here (and join in if you like):

  5. Anthony

    July 13, 2012 at 11:28 am

    This is great. Can’t wait to try it

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