How to (easily) Edit Instagrams Like a Pro

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       I get a lot of questions from people about how I keep my Instagram feed to "perfect". The reality of that is it takes a lot of work and practice to figure out how to have cohesive images that create one theme on your feed. It also means there are a lot of fun images with friends and family that I don't always get to share in order to get my feed looking cohesive. I wanted to share how I would take a typical image and edit it to fit my bright feed and share some tips that hopefully you guys can use on your own! These aren't always the exact steps but you get a general idea of the apps I always use :) (ps. follow me here if you so desire)

1. Instagram

Because my feed is so white and bright my first step is always to crank up the brightness on my image. Call me crazy but the only app that I think does this without making my image a blurry mess is Instagram! You can see just how good of a job it does from taking my dark picture to something I would post. Honestly, you could stop here if you wanted but I of course take it further.

2. Facetune

Ok, don't freak out but I really do LOVE facetune. Not for the reasons you make think though. I use facetune for three main things 1) Detail which is what I did in this case. The detail took is perfect for eyes and hair to make them pop. If you look closely you can see the difference between our hair in the two images. 2) Whiten this is my secret weapon any creak or kinda-white wall gets a big hit of this tool! 3) Smooth often times iPhone images that are edited too much create a pixelated look and is not cute on things like arms and legs so I use the smooth tool it give them a nice finish! 

3. A Color Story

If I am putting a filter on my image this is the only app I trust. I find that putting this "lite bright" filter from A Color Story on my pictures is the best finishing touch. It also helps in the grand scheme of things to keep images looking cohesive on your feed. This app also has other great filter options for when you want to have a warm, cool or really any tone image. Easy to use and inexpensive upgrades!

And that's it! Not too crazy but it really works! Hope you guys got enjoyed this post xo