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Create Instagram Ludwig Filter in Photoshop

Hey, guys! How are you?  Welcome to another Instagram tutorial. Last time I showed you how to create Instagram Crema filer in Photoshop. This time, let me show you how to create Instagram Ludwig filter in Photoshop.

Ludwig filter adds a bit of redness and yellowness in the photo and boosts up the contrast. We are going to do the same in Photoshop with the easiest way possible. This is a short tutorial and should not take more than 10 minutes to complete.

But before we begin, let me show you the final image:




If you like watching videos, here’s the video tutorial for you.

Step 1: Tweak Brightness and Contrast

Let’s increase the brightness and contrast of the image.

Go to Layer>New Adjustment Layer>Brightness/Contrast.

Increase the Brightness to 23 and Contrast to 100.


Step 2: Insert Warm Effect

Time to give a warm touch to the photo. Let’s make use of Photo Filter.

Go to Layer>New Adjustment Layer>Photo Filter.

Choose the filter as Warming Filter (85) and increase the density to 54%.


Step 3: Add Redness to the Photo

Let’s give a reddish tone to the image.

Again head back to Layer>New Adjustment Layer>Photo Filter.

This time, choose “Red” as filter and increase the density to 25%.


Isn’t the photo start to look exactly same as Ludwig filter? But still there’s one more step to do.

Step 4: Add Vignette Effect

Let’s add vignette effect. The easiest way to do it by using Camera RAW filter. But before using that, we need to stack all the layer onto a new layer. Press Cmd+Opt+Shift+E/Ctrl+Alt+Shift+E to do it.


This will create a new layer at the top of your layer panel. To make you understand better, the newly created layer is just a merger of all layers.

Time to open the Camera RAW. Press Shift+Cmd+A/Shift+Ctrl+A to open the image in Camera RAW.

Straightaway move to the Effects tab and decrease the amount to -23. This will add a nice looking vignette to the photo.


And now we’re done with the tutorial. Here’s the final image again for your reference.


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