HOW I EDIT MY INSTAGRAM PICTURES

Saturday, August 22, 2015


We all know how addictive Instagram can be. Sharing our photos has somehow become one of our daily routines. Some people are pretty "OC" with their Instagram feed, some love to flat lay, some
love to post their sweet moments with their "bae" #RelationshipGoals (oh edi kayo na, lol jk)

If you try to look at my Instagram feed, it is as messy as my life. Haha! But since I always get questions about how I edit my Instagram photos, I thought of composing a blog post about it, so here it goes!

STEP 1: CROP IT LIKE IT'S HOT!

I also use Afterlight / VSCO cam to crop my photos.

  Just use the crop tool and choose 1:1! :)

STEP 2: ITS NEVER TOO LATE TO ADJUST
After capturing the photo, I like to adjust its brightness, contrast, and temperature.

Decrease the brightness if the photo is too bright. 
For this photo, I decreased the exposure to -3.
 To enhance the colors of the photo, adjust the contrast to +1 or +2 (depends on your liking) and temperature to -2 

STEP 3: FILTER OVERLOAD!
Oh, filters. Don't we all just love to add filters in our photos?
 Editing photos can be fun and all especially when it comes to picking the right filter for your photo. 
I enjoy different filters so much that's why I can't achieve a clean feed lol

Now for all of you who are asking "Ate, what filter po?"
(drum roll please) TEN TENENEN!
My favorite filters on VSCO cam are A6, C1, HB2, P5 & the famous SE3!
I got all these for free (I'm thinking if I should buy some filters since most people say that it's worth it!)



and here are some of my favorite VSCO cam filters:


If you want to check my photo editing apps you can check it here

STEP 4: CHECK IF IT MATCHES YOUR FEED!

This is why VSCO cam is the most used app when it comes to editing photos. It's very useful!

MORE ADD-ONS!
I'm going to reveal everything now! Because I love all my readers, that's why ;-) 
These are some of the questions I always get on my Ask.Fm:

How do you edit your photos with a blur background?
— The answer is PicArt! Just click FX then select BLUR. 

Then add the photo that you like. And voilΓ ! You're done! :)

How to add dust effects and light leaks on photos?
—  I use Afterlight in adding dust effects and light leaks on my photos! 
Some light leaks are not for free though. 

How to add polaroid frames?
—  Now I'll teach you how to add polaroid frames for free! Since Afterlight's polaroid frames are not for free, you can still edit them at PicsArt. 
(This is why I also love PicsArt, it's also pretty useful in editing cute effects on your photos)

STEP 1: Search "polaroid overlays" on google. 
Once you've picked the frame that you like. Save it in your camera roll.
STEP 2: Open PicArt app and add the polaroid frame that you chose.

STEP 3: Select "add photo" and choose the photo that you like.
(You can resize it by dragging the sides of the photo)
STEP 4: Crop the photo.
STEP 5:

How do you edit the brush effect on your photos?
"Ate what app po?" NOOOOOO. Just no :( Jk.
— I edit them using Photoshop! I appreciate creative photos so much and I admire people who really take their time and effort to edit their photos on Photoshop. I actually learned how to use Photoshop by watching YouTube videos. It will take a couple of tries until you get a hang of it, but it will definitely be worth it. Trust me! :)

What camera do you use for your photos?
I use my phone (Iphone5-yes may mga bagay talagang hindi umuusad HAHA!) I also use my point and shoot camera (Canon SX610 HS) and sometimes I grab photos from my friends who are using SLRs. (I'll get my own SLR soon. I just don't want my parents to buy it for me, I want to invest a good camera using my own money *winks*)

HOW TO HAVE A NICE INSTAGRAM PHOTO?
The secret is......

Remember to learn how to explore different filters and experiment in editing your photos!
So there you go, that's how I edit my Instagram photos :) I hope this blog post answered all your questions and helped you in some way.
Thank you for reading 


1 comment:

  1. Dami kong natutunan .. Thanks ate! Da best ka! Di ka katulad ng mga ibang blogger na di nag bibigay ng tips and kung anong filter ang ginagamit .. So bait po 😍😍 πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

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