After some people asked how I edited one of my latest images on Instagram (the one above) I decided to make a quick tutorial. I almost always use a combination of various photo editing apps. Currently, my favorite ones are VSCOcam and Afterlight.
Here is a before and after of a similar image that I edited for this tutorial:
First I opened the image with VSCOcam and applied my favorite filter: F2 at 100 percent. I adjusted the exposure (the original image was shot in HDR on my iPhone and turned out a bit dark), added some red to the shadows and a bit of contrast too. After I was satisfied I saved the image to my camera roll.
In Afterlight I opened the file that I first edited with VSCOcam and applied one of the seasons filters at about 50 % opacity and my favorite light leak (at a low opacity). And that’s it, easier than you might think !
I do have some settings that I apply most of the time to keep a consistent look for my Instagram gallery but trying new combinations is always a lot of fun.
What photo editing app do you enjoy most?