If you're planning to take some artistic weekend snaps, then try this faux tintype tutorial from the Instagram blog to create gritty, unique portraits. What's a tintype, exactly? First developed in the 1850s, tintype photos are taken on metal plates. Below, you can see an actual tintype on the left and a digital version on the right.
Photojojo's Lisbeth Ortega outlines a few quick steps to help you create a faux tintype:
- Add a tilt-shift effect.
- Darken and add contrast.
- Add some warmth.
- Use a thin, black border.
Hoping to try it for yourself? Check out the full tutorial to create your own faux tintype.