Monday, January 11, 2016

How I Edit My Instagrams

Today I thought I would share how I edit my Instagrams for my feed @cara_194, follow along if you aren't already! Anyway, I always like seeing how other people edit theirs, what apps they use, etc. For the most, I usually just try to make my photos brighter and make the colors a little more vivid, but I also like some contrast. I mostly use Pic Tap Go for filters, Instagram itself for more lighting adjustments, and sometimes I'll add some more adjustments (like a light filter, some saturation, a little fade) in VSCO Cam.

Here is an original photo

My favorite photo editing app is called Pic Tap Go, I'm pretty sure it's $1 in the App Store and I've been using it for about a year now.  

There are all of these filter choices and they can be turned up or down, as shown in this photo

There are previews for what each filter  would look like if applied all the way on the photo. My favorites are Brightside, Sugar Rush, Skinny Jeans, and the more basic features like Auto Color, Lights On, and +Contrast.

Then you can save the photo to your camera roll or immediately share it on social media.

So that's what I ended up with from that app and I usually do some editing within Instagram as well.

I almost always use the Lux feature (If a photo was taken on my camera this is only one I use), and I sometimes also use Brightness, Contrast, and Saturation.


Here's another one that I didn't do quite as much editing to (and haven't posted yet). 
This is the original photo

This after a few light filters in Pic Tap Go

And this is after a few little adjustments in Instagram with just Lux and Brightness.

And that's it

Here are a few more photos just before and after done with the same process.

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 (The bokeh light circles are from an app called DeluxeFX, this is the only thing I really use on that app)

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Thanks for reading!

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  2. These are my favorite type of posts! By the way, love your J.Crew Parker. I'm a J.Crew employee and it's one of my absolute favorites. So versatile.
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  3. I love seeing how you edit your Instagram, they're always so bright and fun!

    xoxo,
    Katie
    chicincarolina.blogspot.com

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