Blogging · Lifestyle · Photos

How I Edit My Photos!

How I Edit My Photos!

Hi, it’s Carly, today’s post is on how I Edit My Photos! This was requested by: brennacrochter so shoutout to her for the idea! Disclaimer: I take all my photos on my Samsung phone (a better camera is on my Christmas wishlist!) but I did the editing on my iPod so I could take the photos with my phone if that makes any sense 🙂

APPS I USE!

I mainly use 3 apps to edit my photos for my blog, I use “VSCO cam” the most for all more simple editing like exposure, contrast, saturation etc. Any photo I have with words of any type on it I used “Pic Monkey”. Finally mainly just for thumbnail collages, I use “POTO.”

2016-11-19-11.06.23-1.jpg.jpeg

STEP 1: EXPOSURE!

The first thing I do to edit my photos is increase the exposure, I use VSCO cam to do this. I increased it about +3 or +4. This one of my most important step because I like to have my photos really bright and colorful!

2016-11-19-11.15.31-1.jpg.jpeg

STEP 2: INCREASE CONTRAST!

My next step is to increase contrast, I also do this on VSCO cam. This helps make the image easier to see and details not blend in as easier, I only do this to +1 though.

2016-11-19-11.11.01-1.jpg.jpeg

STEP 3: HIGHLIGHTS SAVE!

The next thing I do is “Highlights Save”, it’s on VSCO cam and honestly I’m not sure exactly what this does, but it adds some vibrant-ness to my photos with making them too bright, I increase this to about +5 or +6!

2016-11-19-11.10.59-1.jpg.jpeg

STEP 4: DECREASE TEMPATURE!

My next step is to decrease the tempature, increasing it adds more warm tones and decreasing adds blue and I prefer blue tones in my photos. I use VSCO cam to do this and I decrease it to -1.

2016-11-19-11.11.03-1.jpg.jpeg

STEP 5: INCREASE SATURATION!

The final thing I do with VSCO cam is to increase the saturation. I only increase it to +1 because I don’t want to add to much to make it look to edited. I then save the photo to my gallery.

 

That’s all I do for simple photos, but if I want to do a thumbnail this what I do:

STEP 6: COLLAGE THE PHOTOS!

The next thing that I do is to make a collage with the photos I want to use for the thumbnail. As I said I use a app called POTO to do this, I just choose the photos I want and then choose the format for them.  Next I just save the photo to my gallery.

2016-11-19-11.07.20-1.jpg.jpeg

STEP 8: ADD WORDS!

The final thing I would do is I would add words using pic monkey. My two favorite/most used fonts are “Deep Impact” and “Grand Hotel”.

 

There’s how I edit my photos! Thanks again to brennacrochter for requesting this post! I had a lot of fun making it! I hope you enjoyed this post and have a great day!

xxCarly

P.S. My best friend Abby just started a blog, it’s https://turtlegirlxox.wordpress.com !

19 thoughts on “How I Edit My Photos!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s