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