How To Edit Instagram Pictures Like A Professional

There’s no denying that everyone edits their Instagram pictures before finally choosing the best version, then finally uploading it to their followers. We’re talking about those small tweaks on brightness, sharpening, and even focus which can make a good picture look great! Try some of our favourite tips and applications below, which are essential for an avid Instagrammer.

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Sharpen

If you’re taking a close-up picture and really want to bright out the texture, sharpening is an easy little trick which is free with the Instagram application. Simply drag the the meter left or right to bring any image to life! Sharpening helps to bring those little details to the front of the image.

How To Edit Instagram Pictures Like A Professional

White borders

Since Instagram now allows images bigger than the 600×600 square, white borders are now easy to achieve within the application itself. Simply play around with the dimensions by zooming in or out until you have the perfect picture.

How To Edit Instagram Pictures Like A Professional

Brightness

Afterlight is a popular application used to brighten any picture which originally looks dark and gloomy. It also comes with a bunch of filters such as black and white to alter your image.

How To Edit Instagram Pictures Like A Professional

Saturate

Bring out the colours of the beach or the sunset by saturating the original image. The shades will stand-out and appear vibrant making them pop out of the screen!

How To Edit Instagram Pictures Like A Professional

Rotate

If your picture doesn’t sit well on Instagram, you can always rotate it using VSCOcam or other free applications before uploading. Turn it from side to side until you centred the image!

How To Edit Instagram Pictures Like A Professional

Filters

The Instagram application comes with a variety of cool filters, but VSCOcam is ideal if you want to make small changes to your image. Simply pick a few of your favourite images, then choose one of the 10 free filters available. You can also pay to unlock more features, but the free filters are also amazing!

How To Edit Instagram Pictures Like A Professional

Contrast

Play around with the contrast to change the tone of a picture which hasn’t captured the light very well.

How To Edit Instagram Pictures Like A Professional

What are some of your editing tips for Instagram?

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