Today I’m going to show you my all time favorite filters that I constantly use to edit my Instagram pictures ♡ You can always find the original pictures on the left, the final Instagram post on the right & the name of the apps and filters I used underneath. The number in the brackets (e.g. +7) refers to the intensity of the filter.
With this Ballett picture I decided to go for black&white - just because b&w always looks way more elegant in my opinion. They also stand out from the normal Instagram Feed and I really love everything about non-color pictures haha. But not every picture looks good in black&white, you need to try and see which pictures work and which don’t. I often use the filter „B5“ by VSCO Cam because it’s pretty dark, has a lot of contrasts and doesn’t make the picture look too flat (which happens often if you take out the color).
wow so many were asking about the filters of this post!! As you can see the filter makes it darker (so I look more tan hehe), the color of the highlights is a little cooler (more towards turquoise) and the shadows are more orange/red/lilac. For this kind of effect I always use „Glen“ by Afterlight. It’s one of my absolute favorites!! 3 out of my last 6 posts are edited with „Glen“! But it only works if your original pictures is pretty light. I used „Rainier“ as a second filter to make the shadows more purple/pink, which fits better to the look of my profile.
This selfie speaks for all selfies I guess. I always always always use „Aden“ by Instagram for my selfies. It softens the skin, makes the picture warmer (aka. sunnier), colors the shadows in a purple/pinkish tone and makes everything look super feminine. It also washes out the color which is why I added some saturation afterwards. Kim Kardashian also uses Aden on a lot of her pictures - I can tell.
This is a filter I just recently discovered. It looks so different in comparison to my other pictures but I love it! It’s „Fjord“ by Afterlight and it adds some turquoise (just look at the building in the back - see how intense the turquoise gets?), increases the contrast and washes out the highlights. It looks super „blogger“- like. To make it look more feminine I colored the shadows (again) in purple. I also really like to do this step in Instagram, because you can only select the shadow tones and color them separately, without using another filter.
I use „Valentine“ by Picfx in the majority of my mirror selfies. As you can see it adds a whole lot of warmth and makes everything look lighter, sunnier & friendlier. For putting 2 pictures next to each other or creating any other kind of collage I always use PicFrame. I select the 4:5 format because this is exactly the size of the vertical format you can upload in Instagram.
„Fjord“ again. But here I wanted to talk about the orange light thing on the left - can you see it? It’s so unrealistic but I love to add some color or light effects haha. In Afterlight you have a bunch of options and can always adjust the color, position and intensity. I used the third effect in the category „Light Leak“ and put it on the left side of my picture. Actually I’m never sure if the picture would look better without the color effect? What do you think?
♡ which filter is you favorite? Or do you want to know how I edited a a picture that I haven’t included in the post? Just send me the link in the comments below & I’ll tell you which filters and options I used!!