HOW I EDIT MY PICTURES FOR INSTAGRAM | PART 2 (PORTRAITS)

Welcome to PART 2 of the How I Edit My Pictures For Instagram Series. Today I’m going to be showing you how I edit my portraits! Once again, just a dissclaimer, I don’t always use the same techniques to edit and I try out a lot of looks before I settle for the edits I feel work best for the picture. Use these pictorials as a guide and try not to copy all my methods. Remember to stay true to yourself and find what works for you, don’t copy literally everything!

 

                              

                        BEFORE                                                                                                     AFTER

1) The first thing I did was remove the blemishes on my face using the  healing tool.

2) I don’t always do this, but I didn’t like the size of the image so I cropped some parts out, using “free crop tool”

 

3) Next, I go to grainy filter and look for a filter that goes best with the picture I’m editing and my aesthetic. Sometimes I use multiple filters

on different parts of the picture to get what I want. In this case, I used “XO2” for the background edit. After picking the filter, I open up the brush and colour the parts I want to have the edit. I did this twice with 2 filters. “X04” is a softer filter so I used this on my skin

 

 

   

 

4) I went on to darken the picture to fit my dark feed. I used just a little for this as you can see.

 

 

5) And then I tune the image to make it pop more, this step is one I never miss when editing!

 

 

6) I continue with editing my skin by using the “portrait” tool to smoothen my skin, brighten my eyes and face!

   

 

7) In this step, I add darkness, light and warmth to some parts of the picture. For instance, I darkened the background, added a little highlight on my cheek bone and warmth on my face!

    

 

8) And then finally, I go on to add some detail by using “structure”. I turned it up to 54 which gives wayy too much texture to my skin! So I used the brush tool and brushed on 100% texture to the background and 25% texture to my skin.

   

 

                                                                    FINAL EDIT

 

And that’s all I did to edit this picture! I hope you found this post helpful. If you did please give it a like, leave a comment and feel free to share the post! Learn how I edit my food pictures from instagram HERE ! See you in the next Part. Have a lovely week lovelies x

 



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