How I Edit My Photos on VSCO

Hello and happy Friday! We finally made it through the week – this was definitely a long week..! 

In today’s post I’m going to show you how I edit my photos using the app VSCO. I’ve been using this app for a while and it’s my favorite editor, so I definitely recommend trying it out (also, it’s free)! 

I usually stick to a specific editing style for most of my pictures just for the purpose of staying consistent. But, if I feel like a different filter works better on a specific photo, I’ll change it up and try something new. What I’m going to show you now is what I use for almost all of the photos in my blog and on my Pinterest. (The only photos I don’t edit are my Collage posts.)

This is the original picture I started with:

A little boring, right?

The first thing I do on VSCO is put a filter on it. I really like C1 and honestly it goes with any picture: img_2902

Sometimes I just leave it like this, but I usually lower the filter down to 9.0 so it’s a little less strong: img_2903

Then, I head over to the editing tools and the first thing I do is increase the exposure by 0.5 or 1.0. This is to make the photo a little brighter and add light to it:


This next one’s a bit random, but I decrease the skin tone by 0.5. This adds a more color and warmth to the photo which looks really nice, especially because some of the picture has no color (the grey background):


Next, I increase the contrast by 0.5 or 1.0. I don’t always do this one, but if I want something to stand out, I usually add contrast to make a more noticeable difference between the colors:


Lastly, I increase grain by 2.0. This just gives the photo a cool, faded tone – it’s like the cherry on top! I use this filter on literally everything: 


This is the final product!


If you look through any of my bullet journal or travel posts you’ll probably tell that most of my photos look a lot like this! I guess once you find the style you love, you just stick with it! I didn’t do any extreme editing because, honestly, photos look a lot better when don’t over-edit them. Just make a few touch ups to add to what’s already there.

Hopefully this gave you some ideas for your pictures – and I definitely recommend you try out VSCO if you’re looking for a good photo editor. They have a ton of useful tools and filters, and everything I use to edit my photos is free!

Thank you so much for reading my post and I hope you enjoyed! Don’t forget to like this post, comment, or follow my blog (I post every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday)!

I’ll see you on Monday!

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