How I Edit My Instagram Photos!

How I Edit My Instagram Photos!

Hey guys welcome back to my channel, my name is Lena if you're new today, I'm going to be sharing with you a highly requested video, I get asked almost daily how I edit my Instagram pictures, I'm gon na share with you all the apps that I Use my workflow of how I start from start to finish, of how I edit a picture and how I plan it out to get like the perfectly aesthetic feed this video is actually in partnership with Skillshare. I'm so excited to be talking to you about that a little bit later in the video. So let's go ahead and get started. What I'm gon na do is I'm going to screen record myself editing a picture for you guys that way, you guys can see what I'm doing so. First I go into my photography, folder, so this folder has all the apps that I use. I really don't use it that many apps I try to keep it as simple as possible. That way, I'm not putting it into like fifty different apps to get the picture that I want. So the first thing I do is go into a Lightroom, so this is the picture that I'm going to be editing with you guys today. This is a picture I took on my iPhone when I was in Dubai a couple of months ago, and I want to share with you guys an iPhone picture, because I just want you guys to know that you do not have to have like expensive, High-Tech gear for getting a perfect feed, you can literally use your phone and get really beautiful pictures just with the editing. So the first thing I do when I go into a Lightroom, is I go into the light section and I go ahead and I brighten up the picture as much as I can. I like to brighten it up as much as I can, just until it's not like overexposed, so I'll probably bring in the exposure up to like 1. 5 or so.

I also like to bring up the shadows, but sometimes if you do that it does get a little bit overexposed. So I like to take the blocks down, so I'm pretty happy with how the light looks right there, as you can see it. already looks so much better, just being brightened, but we're gon na go into the color section now, and I always like my pictures to look really like airy and kind of like a pinky hue to them. So I always warm them up. Just a little bit and then I'll add in a little bit of a purpley tint, which makes it look a little bit more pinky. Okay, so here is the fun part. So I go in to mix and here you can manipulate specific colors within the picture so right here, I'm going to start with red. As you can see, there are red umbrellas in the background of this picture, but there's not really a lot of red on my feed. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to desaturate them. As you can see, those umbrellas are disappearing. A little bit into the background Reds are a little bit tricky to work with because it works with this picture because I'm turned around but red. It's like in your lips in your skin tone, so desaturating that will probably not work with every single picture, but it does with this one. Then I go into the oranges. I really don't like a lot of orange in my picture. I do like it to look warm, but I try to take like the like bright, bright oranges out of my picture, and what you can also do is you can like take down the luminance of the orange and that can make you look a little bit More tan, which I know you can't see my face or anything in this picture, but that is a little trick - that a lot of bloggers use to make themselves look more tan as they take down the orange illuminate. So there's a little tip for you. Then I go into the yellow and I love making it look a little bit more pink. So I take down the hue and, then I also take down a saturation a little bit because my dress is looking a little bit yellow and I definitely want take that out of my dress, see: okay, then, I'm gon na go into the blue And I'm gon na make the blues a little bit more greenish, because that's just what I like on my feet and then I'm also going to. Take the Greens, the saturation of the greens down and I'm also going to make the greens a little bit more warm a lot more warm, I'm gon na go back into the light, I'm going to contrast it just to make things pop a little Bit more, I always tap it just to see the difference.

I always like to just see like how far I've come with this picture. So now that I'm happy with the coloring and everything in Lightroom, I'm gon na go ahead and export it and we'll bring it into the next app. I absolutely love Lightroom, because they do have that free mobile app that I was sharing with you. They also have to pay for a desktop version which I do have on my laptop, but you guys, I really only know like the basics of Lightroom, like what I just showed. You is basically all that I know, so. That's why I was so excited when Skillshare reached out Skillshare. If you don't know what they are, they are a online learning community for creators. They have all different kinds of video classes that basically remind me of YouTube. Videos are so easy to watch and they range from everything from like business to photography, videography cooking.

Even I mean they have everything on there right now, I'm taking the how to edit photos for Instagram video. It talks a little bit about the basics of Lightroom about the basics of Photoshop. I really really want to learn a lot more about Photoshop, so I have like some more classes saved if, like more in-depth tutorials on those skill shares kindly giving away a two a month, free subscription to the first five hundred of my subscribers, who click The link in the description box and that will give you unlimited access for two months and then it's only $ 10 a month after that for the yearly subscription. So I would highly recommend you guys getting that two month trial and just learning about photography or videography or whatever it is that you are interested in and it will really help you reach your goals. Okay, so now I'm going to get into the other apps that I use to edit my pictures and kind of plan out my feed. So I don't use facetune all this, just for the sake of the video I'm going to share with you the tools that I like to use in face tune. So I probably would not honestly use bass tune for this photo, but just for the sake of the video, let me show you guys which tools I like. So I always like to go into the smooth, and if I have any wrinkles in my clothes, then I always like to kind of smooth it out a little bit and since my dress is a little bit grainy from brightening it so much in Lightroom. That does kind of help a little bit. I will kind of smooth out my head job if there's any wrinkles in my head job, I just like to make the focus on the outfit and not like wrinkles or. Anything like that so made like the tiniest difference. I didn't really need to use that. I also like going into the details tool, and this will really make a difference in helping details pop so right now, I'm using the detail tool on the lace on my dress, as you can see that really made it pop. I'm also going to detail the verge because we also lost some of that detail with the editing so for an after you guys can see how much of a difference the detail, tool really makes another thing I like in facetune. Sometimes it's the patch tool and if I was like super nit picky, just to kind of share with you guys it can cover up certain objects. This also works with really well, if you have like a pimple or something, so I really do like the patch tool for that. That's definitely my extent to face to you. I know that some people can get really really crazy when it comes to facetune and basically change the whole shape of their face and like what they look like and that's definitely not what I do. I just use it for little tweaks here and there another app that I absolutely love to use to edit. My photos is Snapseed, so Snapseed is really good for ebbing specific portions of a picture. So what I like to do is like to go to the brush and I like messing with exposure, temperature and saturation. I don't even really like using the dodge and burn, I'm not really sure what that is. But the first thing we'll do is exposure. So I really want the clouds in the sky to pop a little bit more.

So I'm gon na bring the exposure it's down to 0. 7 and I'm gon na swipe over the sky and a little bit over the birds just to bring out a little bit more detail over there and, as you can see, it just brings Out a little bit more detail in the sky, then I'm gon na go to the brush again and then go to temperature. So this one I, don't use too too often, but I'm just going to give you it like for an example. If I wanted to like, if my dress was a little bit more yellowy, and I wanted to make it more white than I would bring the saturation down and swipe over the dress. But my dress looks pretty white from what we did in Lightroom. Just to give you an example, I'm gon na bring the saturation down on this building, so I'll just bring it down to minus five. If you had a feed that you really liked no, yellow and your feet and whatsoever - and you really liked white buildings and lots of grays, then this would be a good, a good tool for you guys to use to kind of just get rid of Any of the extra yellow so as you can see that got rid of the extra yellow in the building, but I really want the yellow in the building. For my specific feed, I also like using the saturation tool, so you can use this for anything, but in this picture I think I'm gon na make the water a little bit more saturated and make it pop a little bit more.

So I'm going to swipe over the water on like the highest saturation, +10 and, as you can see, the sky pops a little bit more, the water pops a little bit more from everything that I did in the brush tool. And now I'm gon na go to healing just to give you guys an idea about what you can use in this app. I like going to the healing tool and just kind of cleaning up the ground. You can get rid of people with healing I'm trying to see what else I can fix in this picture, for example like if you want to get rid of these three little things on the building, you could literally get rid of them in, like a Couple of swipes with the healing tool, so it's literally amazing. I think there's no need for me to get rid of that on the building, but just to give you guys an idea of what the healing tool it can do. You can get rid of people in the background. It's amazing. Let me go ahead and export this picture, and I'm gon na show you guys how I plan at my feed and all of that good stuff. Another app that I use that is very, very. Important is called preview, and this helps me plan out my Instagram feed before it goes live. So that way it looks really really balanced and I know that it's going to look very cohesive once everything is posted, so I went ahead and I imported the picture that we just edited and you can kind of drag and drop it and pull me around With it and see where it looks best within your feed, I try not to post to pictures that are really really similar right next to each other. I try to space them out a little bit so that the feed is very balanced, but - and I also like to make sure that the colors work well together, I like to make sure that I didn't make it too overly bright or I didn't make it too. Warm or too cool, or anything like that, put it in here and if it matches really well, then I know I did a good job and if I put it in here and it doesn't really match they don't have to go back into my apps and kind Of tweak it a little bit until it matches so it's just kind of like back and forth between all the apps, all the time, it's just kind of how I do it, so those are all of my Instagram secrets.

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