Flat design is a popular design style that is defined by the absence of glossy or three-dimensional visual effects in the graphical elements of a web page. Many designers consider it to be an offshoot of minimalist web design. To define flat design, we must define what flat design isn’t.
In this tutorial, I’ll demonstrate how to create vintage (just like Instagram does) photos with PHP and ImageMagick. Wait? What? Yes, you can do this very thing with PHP and ImageMagick, and that’s just scratching the surface!
Equalising an image is often useful, but can uglify photographs. When the contrast introduced by equalisation is limited, results are more pleasing. The process can be adapted across the image.