With all the retro photo-filtering apps in the App Store, it might seem redundant to take the time and effort to actually fire up Photoshop Touch and do the dirty work ourselves. But as it is a rainy April afternoon here at Cult of Mac’s Spanish HQ, I figured why not? After all, the whole point of this stuff is to have some fun, right?
So here we have it: How to make Instagrams the hard way.
Clearly this isn’t the most practical way to grungify your photos, but it is the most fun. And remember: Once you have done this once, it’s a simple matter of just dropping a different picture in on the bottom layer, and maybe flipping the light leak around to a different side. The only downside is that Photoshop Touch won’t export to Twitter or Instagram directly, but that’s not too big a deal.