I would like to know how we can make the same thing that the Reyes Instagram filter gives on a picture on Photoshop?

Before (left) / After (right): Reyes Instagram Filter Example

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    \$\begingroup\$ Can you please include a link to a specific example of such a filter, including an identical photo without the filter. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Aug 22, 2015 at 10:11

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I think it can be archieved by lowering the black and white values in the curves and finally giving the diagram a slight curve towards top to strengthen white and lowering blacks further.

The curves look this (in Gimp, can be archieved in any other tool too):

Values used (Gimp)

I've cropped the original side of your image and used with the above values. Here's waht it looks like:

Filter reverse engineered by using curves


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