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How to Create Tintype Photos on Instagram

Weekend DIY: Faux Tintypes on Instagram

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.

Photo courtesy of Photojojo

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