HOW TO: Edit Instagram pics & Create Vintage theme

I get lots of messages from ya'll asking about how I edit my photos, how to create a theme and how I create the scratches and grain on my photos! 

Today I will share which apps I use , how I edit, the filters and settings for each app.

Although I am sharing the exact settings I use for my photos, I suggest you find your own style and theme
and really try to create your own vibe!

I prefer more of a soft, minimal/vintage feel to my page.
Whether you are going for something dramatic, bright or monochromatic
there are so many apps for Instagram for your photo needs.






Here are the top 3 apps I use and the settings //

 FACETUNE //
 8/10 times I use this app. I use facetune to tune things a bit, the photo first goes through this app. Before I tune anything I crop my photo to my liking. I then use the whiten tool (to whiten back grounds, my teeth, the whites of my eyes and anything that could be "whiter" brighter ;) I also use the smooth tool for my skin and the reshape if I want to make my hair look bigger! Also I like to use the details tool to lightly sweep over things like, my eyes, tattoos, hair or anything I want to be more sharpened. Once Im all done tuning my pic I save it, then I upload it to....

VSCO CAM // 
Okay so my photo is now here in vsco cam. This is my favorite app for filters! 
There is a free edition, however I paid for the whole package!
 I have other photos in my gallery on vsco cam that have been edited so I just select a photo that already has been filtered and settings adjusted, copy and paste edits to the new photo. I do this to keep a theme on my IG, all the photos have the same filter, sometimes I will adjust the exposure or grain, or turn down the saturation if the photo is too colorful. 
Here are the setting I use in Vsco cam (for now)

FILTER: G3 (+10)
GRAIN: ANYWHERE BETWEEN 2+ TO  8+
EXPOSURE: -0.5
TEMPERATURE: -2.0
SHARPEN: +3
CONTRAST: - .04
TINT: +4.6
HIGHLIGHTS: +2

I then save the photo and upload it to...


AFTERLIGHT// 
Here is where I play with the scratches or light effects. I usually do one or the other.
Using the Dusty option, I use 1 for my scratches, I rotate and play with the placement, I then turn down the strength to about 70. 
If I don't use scratches I will use a light filter, my favorite is in the LIGHT FILTER option, number 16 and/or 17 are my favs, I also adjust the strength on these as well. Or I will use the Light Peak Option as well, I don't have a set one that I use from here just whatever my mood is, I also adjust the strength on these effects too.

and thats it :) 
Here are some photos....

AFTER FACETUNE I DID SOME SMOOTHING AND USED THE DETAIL TOOL



After ADDING THE FILTER & SETTINGS IN VSCO CAM


After ADDING A LIGHT EFFECT IN AFTERLIGHT 





After ADDING SCRATCHES IN AFTERLIGHT










Comments

  1. Thank you for this!I just downloaded Afterlight (has the others). Time to play and find my own theme! 😚

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