Recently I’ve been trying to upgrade my photo editing skills when it comes to Instagram. You know, trying to find new ways to edit my photos, making my feed look prettier and all that. It’s not my main priority, of course, but it’s something I like to do.
And because I’m quite proud of the results, I wanted to share with you four ways that I use to edit my Instagram pictures. Let’s start!
1. VHS STYLE: This is one of my favourite and even though it takes a little bit extra time, I think it’s worth it! To edit this picture I use VSCO where I apply the filter B1.
Then I open the edited photo in PicsArt, and by using the “add photo” tool I add the same photo on top, but this time I decrease and move it slightly to the right.
To finish with PicsArt, I put the VHS overlay png (that I have previously downloaded). Now it’s time to save it and finally add some dust effect with Afterlight.
2. USUAL FILTER: I also wanted to share with you what I do in most of my pictures. For this I use VSCO, honestly the easiest & best editing app. This is what I usually do, but depending on the picture I may change a bit the edition
I use HB2 filter in 12.0, I slow down the contrast just a bit (-0.9), the sharpen tool goes up to 4.0, the saturation in the photo decreases until -1.1 and finally I faded it a bit until 2.6.
3. KUJI CAM: This one is probably the easiest of them. All you have to do is download the app called “Kuji Cam” and then export it to the app. You can choose between four different: Kodak, Vintage, Black&White and Kuji (the one I use the most).
The only downside, is that you can’t really choose how the photo will look (just the filter) unless you upgrade to premium. But still, I think it’s a really good app.
4. FRAMES: If you want to give something special to your Instagram photos, add frames! But not some boring black ones. What I like to do is take a picture of a texture and edit it how I want which I then will use as a background.
After that I will open the same picture in PicsArt and add the picture I wanted to share. Finally, I put a frame on the last photo, make sure it’s smaller than the background one and done! You have an original picture to share!