On Monday, I showed you outfit photos that I took of fashion blogger Rachèl. I edited those photos in Lightroom and used the app VSCOcam for filter effects. Today, I’ll show you how you can edit a photo in VSCOcam step by step!
VSCOcam is a FREE photo editing app and it’s THE BEST app for applying filters on your phone. Normally, I like to use VSCO Film presets for Lightroom as well, but the app is just as good and quick and it’s FREE. It’s a lot quicker than tweaking the photos yourself in Photoshop on your computer, which honestly none of us busy people have time to deal with anyway.
No, this post is NOT sponsored by VSCOcam, I just really love the app and their filters.
This is a before and after and I’m going to show you now how this was done. The only thing you need for this is a phone or tablet with VSCOcam on it.
So.. Let’s start!
Step 1: Import photo in VSCOcam
Open VSCOcam, go to LIBRARY, click on the plus sign and import your photo. You can select multiple photos and import them at the same time.
Step 2: Crop picture
If your photo needs cropping, crop it first.
Step 3: Adjustments: Exposure, Contrast, Highlights, Shadows
You can do as much adjustments as you need.
And for every tool, you can bump it up or down as much as you need.
Step 4: Choose filter
VSCO has TONS of filters. If you’re thinking of buying new presets, try HB1 and HB2 by Hypebeast! They are amazing and free!
Default when you apply the filter is +12, but bump it down until you’re satisfied. I’ll keep it on +7.
Here’s a side by side comparison of the HB2 filter on +12 and on +7.
Aaaand, we’re done!
This process literally took me no time at all. And the best thing: you can copy and paste the adjustments and filter to other photos in VSCOcam as well. This saves a lot of time if you have a whole set of photos you want to edit in the same way!
Before and After:
You can find more photos of this shoot with Rachèl here.
I hope you liked this tutorial and let me know if this was helpful to you!