Applying Instagram filters directly through the Instagram app is easy. Want a real challenge? Try doing that in Photoshop. But it’s not just the challenge that makes it fun. It’s also the quality of the resulting image. And now that there’s a new version of our favorite Adobe program available on the mobile AppStore, it’s time to really consider what types of Instagram filters you can apply using Photoshop.
So we’ve made a list of the best free Instagram filters that you too can learn to apply in Photoshop. These filters can make your photos look crisp, vintage, black white, and any of the combinations in between. When you use these filers, everybody on your friends list will be wondering just how you managed to achieve such a high-quality filter on your photo.
10 Best Instagram Filters for Photoshop
So, without further ado, let’s start with our list of the best Instagram filters you can apply by using Adobe Photoshop for PC, for Mac, Adobe Photoshop
10. Old Film Instagram Filters for Photoshop
So you want your pictures to look old but still new? Nothing better than an Old Film filter to come and save the day! Be the talk of the Facebook news feed by showing off your Photoshop skills, your photography skills, as well as your Instagram hashtag skills. Vintage has never looked fresher with this Instagram filter.
9. Dreamy Matte Instagram Filters for Photoshop
Ever wondered how some people make their photos look so dreamy? The answer: the Dreamy Matte Instagram filter. This never-land layer will transform your boring photo of a lake into a very mysterious, fairytale-like picture of a lake. And it’s really simple to add as well! Just be sure to add the right hashtags on Instagram so that those likes can start pouring in.
8. HDR Instagram Filters for Photoshop
This HDR Instagram filter isn’t a simple image brightener. It will make even the most blurry photo seem like it’s been shot by the greatest camera in the history of the world. And if anybody doubts that it’s been so, you can tell them off by saying that, hey, they don’t have your Photoshop skills.
7. Retro Cross Instagram Filters for Photoshop
This little boy-dreamer knows that the person who’s taking his photo will be using the Retro Cross Instagram filter to make him look extra dreamy. Besides this, the current Instagram filter will also play a little with the photo’s colors in order to make it seem like it’s from the early ’70s.
6. Silver Instagram Filters for Photoshop
Of course, back in the early 2000s, having a black and white photo was a really hipster move. Today, it’s such a passe to boast with a black and white filter on your Instagram page. Add a dash of serendipity by silvering the effect, to make it seem more grayscale. This will give it a nice vintage b&w look…. and a lot of likes.
5. Vintage Light Leak Instagram Filters for Photoshop
Do you think this may be overdoing it a bit? We don’t! That rainbow-like lens-flare to the side of this image is just perfect. No, it was not part of the original photo. And the best part is you can add one yourself to your favorite photo. Just open Photoshop and poke around a bit. If you’re having trouble, search for a tutorial.
4. Sunset Instagram Filters for Photoshop
Ever notices how some sunset photos can look like sunrise photos? Or maybe even the other way around? You can now do away with any confusion by picking this Sunset Instagram filter for Photoshop. It will make stunning sunset-by-the-lake photos look absolutely surreal.
3. Blue Evening Instagram Filters for Photoshop
If you’re feeling particularly blue, there’s nothing to up your mood better than a Blue Evening Instagram filter for Photoshop. And if you add a little bit of blues music on the background, you’re going to have yourself the perfect atmosphere for relaxing and forgetting about all your work related problems. See the car in the photo above? It looked perfectly boring before someone decided to add the Blue Evening filter. Now it looks completely boring but in a cool way!
2. Cinema Instagram Filters for Photoshop
This Instagram filter will make your photos look like they’re screenshots out of a movie. You know how you always said that they should make a movie about your life? Well, now you can finally do it yourself. All you need is a carefully arranged setting, a good camera, and this perfect Camera Instagram filter.
1. Cross Processed Instagram Filters for Photoshop
What does cross processed mean? We have no idea! But it sure looks amazing. This Instagram filter for Photoshop enhances the colors, increases the contrast, reduces the exposure, and makes your photo look like it’s been shot in the 90s by a professional photo artist! Pretty amazing, don’t you think?