I love taking photos with my iphone! But sometimes the photos need to be brightened up a bit.
I’ve been editing my phone photos with two apps for years and “how do you edit your photos?!” is probably
one of the most asked questions on my Instagram. besides, “what paint color is that???
Took some work but I pulled together this step by step tutorial to show you exactly how I edit my photos.
There are other things I do to some photos for fun, but these are the basic steps I do on almost all of them.
If you check out my Instagram, you’ll see that most of my photos have a bright pop to them.
You can get that too! And you’ll be able to enjoy your photos that much quicker because
editing on your phone is super easy and quick. We just got home from vacation and
I just edited all the photos and am ordering a photo book today!
(I use PRINTASTIC for my photo books! You can use code NATALIE20 and get 20% OFF yours!!)
Here’s some before and afters to show you how with a few steps below, you can transform your photos!
Anyone can do it! Once you try it a few times, you’ll soon be doing it without even thinking!
Ok first things first, You’ll need two apps!
Snapseed and After light.
I start in Snapseed. open it up and choose the photo you want to edit.
Click the edit button in the bottom right of your screen.
You’ll see a bunch of options pop up..just scroll down to the next section.
Click on DRAMA!
It will automatically have it set to the first setting…but you want to change that.
Click on the bottom icon of paint cards.
Click Drama 2!
by holding down your finger on the screen you can change the
strength of the filter and saturation.
I usually don’t mess with this one that much.
Click the check mark in the bottom right!
This part is important because you want it to save this filter before you do it again.
Head back to Drama! yup. back we go.
Now we go back to that same paint card and click on Bright 1.
Now this is where I hold my finger down on the image and up the saturation!
Sometimes I lower the filter depending on the brightness of the photo.
Click the check mark in the bottom right.
Now click SAVE at the top of your screen.
You’re going to want to click Export and it will save a copy to your camera roll!
And here’s your final photo from Snapseed!
You could stop here… or keep on going with the next app I like to use.
(It makes my images square for instagram and sometimes softens the photos with one more filter.)
Next up is After Light! Open up the photo you just edited.
(click the right button below with photos…not the camera.)
I first frame the photo so it’s square. Click the bottom right button.
There are different frame choices. I do the one shown below.
Click the check mark to save!
Next up is the filter. Click the circle rainbow button.
Click Original. (I sometimes use some filters in the other sections,
but for today I’m keeping the filters simple.)
I use Captain a lot. But for photos that are already really bright
and I want the blues and greens to pop I use Olive!
Click the check mark to save the filter.
It’ll take you back to the home screen.. click done in the top right corner.
It will give you saving options. I usually do Max and save to Camera Roll.
And here’s the before and after of the photo!
A few little edits can make a huge difference!
I adore Sienna in both photos but I can’t wait to frame the one on the right.
If you’ve taken a beach vacation this summer… download the apps and edit them.
You’ll love the results. The sunshine makes for great photos!
Hope this tutorial was helpful!
I’ll be sharing more easy photo editing tips for your phone!
ENJOY your photos. I use PRINTASTIC for my photo books!
Use code NATALIE20 and get 20% OFF yours!!
For Father’s Day this year, we made a massage shirt for Ben!
The kids were so excited about it and it came together really easily.
We grabbed a new white shirt and a pack of Iron on transfers from the store, then used a couple cars from micah’s toy bin! They were giddy to give him his present and his first car massage! ;)
I created the little town in photoshop! Then sized it to fit two regular iron on transfer papers. (8.5×11) I printed them and trimmed to line up close, and ironed them on! A trick is to add a lot of pressure and heat..and then put in the freezer. Let it cool for a minute or so before you pull the shirt out and peel back the transfer paper. It makes it go a lot smoother.
Daddy got to lay down and the kids got to drive all over his back.
This is the perfect gift for Father’s Day or daddy’s birthday!
The girls and I had fun working this up during Micah’s nap time one day.
We created our dream town. ;)
Park and Coffee/Ice Cream Shop across from our house! yes please!
PS. I’m going to be stealing his shirt. haha.
My time to DIY is very short these days. But the other day I got Micah down for
a nap and needed a break before I jumped right back into mom work.
I had been wanting to put together a fall wreath for weeks.
I got the stuff at Walmart when grabbing milk and a few other necessary things.
And was able to make this up quickly in 20 minutes.. leaving me plenty of micah’s nap time to get word done. I LOVE how it turned out and how it’s so easy to change up!
All you need are a few things and 20 minutes!
+ STRAW WREATH
+ SPANISH MOSS
+ SHEET OF MOSS
+ FLORAL PINS
+ FLOWER GARLAND
Place Moss on wreath and pin in place with floral pins.
I put clumps of the different moss randomly to make it look natural.
That’s it! It’s actually very relaxing putting it together.
I had a leftover flower garland from the Girls’ Fairy Birthday Party so I used it to add some color to the wreath.
To finish it off, I added some black and white striped ribbon to hang it with.
I like how my wreath and yellow mums match at my front door!
The best part about this wreath is how it’s so easy to change up!
The pins come out easily. I’m going to remove the yellow flowers for christmas season.
I’m making another just moss one for inside my house… I love it!