This tutorial is going to be a short one. I used only three adjustment layers to create Instagram Perpetua filter in Photoshop.
Perpetua filter reduces the Red color and increases the Cyan color in the photo. It also increases the highlights and shadows which ultimately decreases the contrast. We’re going to do the same thing with Photoshop.
If you want to download the action in Photoshop, you can do it with the below link.
Download the action – click here to download the action. It will scroll you down to the bottom of the page.
So, let’s begin with today’s tutorial.
Step 1 – Reduce the Redness
We’re going to reduce the redness with the Color Balance Adjustment Layer
Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Color Balance.
Change the Tone to Midtones. Drag the first slider towards the left to -46.
Change the Tone to Highlights. Drag the first slider to -23.
Step 2 – Reduce the Darkness
Time to reduce the darkness. We’re going to use Levels for this.
Go to Layers > New Adjustment Layers > Levels. Drag the bottommost slider from the left towards the right till the number 23.
Step 3 – Brighten the Shadows
Now, we’re going to brighten the shadows with the Curves adjustment layer.
Go to Layers > New Adjustment Layers > Curves. Make the curve look like the below screenshot.
Here’s The Photoshop Action For Instagram Perpetua Filter
If you’re interested in the Photoshop action for the Instagram Aden filter, download it from the below link.
Here you go again with the final photo.