I’ve been getting a lot of questions on how I edit my photos, I didn’t think I’d do a blogpost on it as there are a lot of ‘how I edit my photos’ post on the Internet but with the constant requests I’ve been getting I’d say I really didn’t have a choice but to do it as I’d like to help people out in my own little way and moreover there is always something new to learn from everyone so here we go…
PhotoEditor (free app) : I use this app solely for blurring out the background in my photos. I’ve had situations where I take bomb pictures with not so nice looking backgrounds so I had to painfully discard them but thanks to Photoeditor I no longer have that problem.
PicsArt (free app) : I use this app solely for the purpose of adding a mask over my photo when I want to put a text on it to make the font stand out and easy to read.
Instasize (free app) : I use this app in cropping my photos because it has no cropping limit and you can also add borders easily with this if that’s your thing. I also use it adding texts to my photos, my favorite font is the one between market deco and orange juice (can’t make out the name too tiny to read) because it’s similar to my handwriting.
Vscocam (free app) : I think almost everyone uses Vscocam these days and it’s totally worth the hype. I use this app to adjust the brightness and contrast in my photos, I also use it to add or reduce grain effect on my photo. The filters in the Vscocam presets are amazing and very aesthetically pleasing to the eyes, my favorite filter right now is the SE3 filter that’s what I’ve been using in my lastest IG photos (follow me @thesvnflwr). This app comes in really handy when you’re trying to stick to a particular theme with your photos because you can save edits from one photo and paste it onto another photo.
FaceTune (purchased app): This app is the truth!! It was recommended by a fellow blogger, I got it and I don’t regret the struggle I went through trying to pay for it with my Naira MasterCard. I’m trying to stick to a whitewashed theme so I use this app to whiten the background in my photos and since I’ve been doing this I personally think my Instagram feed has become brighter and more welcoming. The smoothen effect is also one of my fav effects in this app, check photos below to see why lol.
The ultimate edit to a good looking photo is to take a picture that already looks good without any edit. Take the photo from different angles and different directions of light till you get the perfect looking one because overly editing a photo actually takes out the beauty of the photo. All these apps are available on the apple App Store, I hope you’ve learnt a thing or two? Do have a splendid weekend xoxo.
Do you use any of these apps? What are your favorite editing tools? Do leave a reply I’d love to learn from you too.