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Her Tips: How to Edit Instagram Stories Aesthetically

I have been receiving a lot of questions asking what apps that I use for my Instagram stories. They look like I take a lot of effort on it but actually, not really!

This time I am bringing you to best of the best tips that everyone has been asking on how to create Instagram Stories aesthetically. Pardon me if I never replied your messages asking what apps that I use for editing because I have been keeping and compiling the answers for this blogpost. Nevertheless, it has been a while for me not bumping into my blog but enough with the lead, let’s get to know my Instagram Story designs first if you are not following me on Instagram.

And this is how I designed my Instagram profile to make it more stand out! I made my own cover for Instagram highlights to make it more aesthetic and precisely more professional.

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Starting from this Instagram Story, I happened to receive a bunch of questions asking me what app I use and how I edit them. And here goes the answer for your million dollar questions, lucky you for still reading this page!

Step 1: Take Aesthetic Footages

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Step 2: Compile Them Using Splice App

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I used to edit my videos on iMovie but unfortunately I found another effective and efficient app to use where I am also able to edit video vertically. Splice allows you to compile footages as many as you wish with common creative music license that you can freely use anywhere.

Step 3: Add Some Filter Using VSCO X

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VSCO has always been a good friend of mine since I started my very first Instagram around 2013. I wrote about VSCO Hacks twice and many of you have also been sending me e-mails to write more.

Related Articles:
VSCO Filters That Fashion Bloggers Use
VSCO Filters That Fashion Bloggers Use 2.0

VSCO is now coming with a brand new feature where it now allows you to add filters for your video. However this feature is currently only available for VSCO X, you need to subscribe for a year which costs around $20 a year. What makes VSCO X different is you can also use every filter including the famous Fujifilm filters. I highly guarantee this is totally worth it for that amount if you are really intrigued to make your contents aesthetic. I usually use FR4 for Instagram Stories by lessening its intensity and brightness then increasing the contrast.

Step 4: Write Content with Unfold

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This is basically the one that many of you had been asking but I never answered. I used to edit with Rhonna Collage and Rhonna Designs which I reckon it takes more effort and also a bit pricey since they are both paid app with also paid fonts inside. Unfold allows you to make your Instagram Story to be literally a story, not just taking videos of some random people doing PDA or perhaps just making odd movements showing around the circumstances without specific content. This app is really applicable and I am sure you can hit the nail on the head right away.

Step 5: Post Highlight Covers But Not Being Spammy

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We all know those people who update Instagram Highlight covers and it utterly annoys us the most, well perhaps just me? But I really am annoyed because I have to tap forwards. To not being noisy, delete all of your close friends list and only at least leave one or the ones who do not care if you are being spammy. Upload the Instagram Highlight covers there and none of your regular followers will even notice that you upload them. Well you can thank me later.

For the covers, you simply can google the pictures by putting these keywords ‘ (thing you want to add, e.g: books) tumblr png’. Voila! You will find a lot of cover references that you can easily use.

Finally we have reached the end of this page. I am so happy that I can finally answer this million dollar question from you, I hope this is useful enough for you to enhance the quality of your Instagram Stories. I always see Instagram as a way to brand myself as a person thus I always take every single content that I post seriously because in the end you are going to ask this question to yourself, is your post worth to be shared?

Thanks for bumping into my blog and more tips will be coming right up. Have a great weekend!


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VSCO Filters That Fashion Bloggers Use On Instagram 2.0

Hello, Instagram Endeavors!

So glad to be back to the weekend realizing today is the second day of September! Yet also, I wanted to celebrate the most hit article with over 11.000 reads on my blog which is VSCO Filters That Fashion Bloggers Use On Instagram. As celebration I finally created another secret VSCO Filters for your weekly reference in building your own aesthetic feed on Instagram. Let’s get started with the first fashion blogger.

Lydia Elisse Emilen (@lydiaemillen)

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Lydia has always been my favorite fashion blogger. All of her contents always look very sophisticated. Her feed has a lot of touch of pastels and pinks which brighten the picture she posts on Instagram. Based on my analysis, you may follow her editing skill using VSCO by using these patterns,

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Ali Gordon (@aligordon89)

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The funny thing is, I really adore this couple. Ali is Lydia’s fiance and they will be getting married shortly and they are such a good pair. Ali has quite orangish and bluish filter on his posts, similar to posts and videos by Mike Visual and Ryan Nangle. If you love the filters that Ali has, you may follow this VSCO patterns below,

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Cher Bai (@chermycloset)

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Blackish filter that everyone loves and very suits for buildings in Europe which gives a little touch of vintage and medieval. I have always admired Cher’s style and her kinda dark filters give her posts look more sophisticated. If you are interested to have a dark yet look a little bright with pretty high contrast, you may follow this VSCO pattern below,

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Sooo, that’s all I have for this weekend! Honestly I have been pretty occupied lately and it kinda got me a bit stressful but I definitely will always try to stick on my schedule to always post every weekend indeed. I am sorry that I had to postpone the August Beatitude 2017 until next weekend but I guarantee I got mesmerizing things that could inspire your weekend. Thank you so much for checking out this post, I hope you like it and it would be a great hit like the previous one. Have a great weekend! Xx


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Instagram Guide for Black & White Feed

Craving for Black and White feed on Instagram? You’re simply on the right page!

Since I have received tons of request for photo editing guide after “VSCO Filters that Fashions Bloggers Use on Instagram” has been the most hit blog-post for the last few months until now, I decided to create one instagram account for your instation (Instagram Inspiration)!

                                       

Black and white are people’s favorite monochrome colors. Until I once heard a phrase saying, “I will stop wearing black until I see darker color”.

That sounds legit.

Alright, without any pleonastic intros, I divided 3 simple steps to help you achieving the perfect instagram feed that you’ve been yearning for!

STEP 1 

Go outside, take pictures, collect moments and sift the best ones. The first photo editor I always (until it has become an obligation) use is Snapseed. For an example, I will edit a picture of coffee that I took a few weeks ago.

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I usually adjust the brightness, contrast, ambience, highlights and shadows with this photo editor because it gives the best of the best resolution of the picture you want to edit. And that’s why I love to use this app so much!

STEP 2

When you’ve got your own perfect resolution, you better move to VSCOCAM. I am definitely sure that everyone is already familiar with this app.

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For B&W feed, I prefer to use B5 filter because the color of black in this filter looks very dense. B5 is a free filter by VSCOCAM, thus you can download it anytime you want. Besides that, I usually adjust the strength of filter to +8 for maximum or +5 for minimum. And also, add a little touch of fade effect for approximately +3 or +2 if you want to lower the contrast.

STEP 3

One more step for photo editing. The last photo editor that I use is Afterlight. If you want to give a little touch of frame around your picture, you may add it for approximately +35.

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For the shape of its frame is definitely up to you. You can use round, hexagonal, triangle or anything. I prefer square because I want to accentuate more the essence of the picture not the art of the picture itself.

STEP 4

People usually post quotes to express what they’re feeling at the moment, but to me, not really. I use quotes to intensify the aesthetic touch for my instagram feed. Thus, I usually keep several quotes on my phone before uploading it.

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After the picture has been perfectly edited, now it’s time for you to adjust your instagram feed. I wanted to create a chess feed, and I finally found the pattern for this feed, :

with frame + no frame + with frame + no frame + quote + no frame + with frame + no frame + with frame

But however, you can imagine it by yourself for your own perfect feed. And this is how mine looks like,

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Voila! Interested enough to do the following guides? If you are, you can get yourself updated with the latest instagram feed on @lefleurenoire because I will update more new filters with different aesthetics for your instation! 🙂


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VSCO Filters That Fashion Bloggers Use On Instagram

Have you been thinking about what filter that your favorite fashion bloggers use for their pictures on Instagram? This time, I am going to reveal three classified VSCO filters that these fashion bloggers (whom I like) always use on instagram.

So I’ve been keeping up with VSCOCAM by drowning my skill into its nitty gritty. Isn’t it so boring to see the same old filter such as F2, SE3, HB1, HB2, etc without any retouch and that’s it. Then I’ve finally found a few awesome patterns which I think these patterns are quite but surely similar with the filters that these fashion bloggers always use on Instagram, okay so let’s get started!

1. Andy Torres (@stylescrapbook)

Her posts on instagram are always adorable which always make people say “her pictures are goddess!”.

HB1 doesn’t look good for dark pictures but looks good for selfies. As you can see on Andy’s pictures, the original pictures of its filter is bright already, so if you want to restart your instagram feed with this filter, I suggest you to take more bright pictures.

2. Nicole Ciotti (@nicholeciotti)

Nicole’s pictures on instagram look reddish and bright. It’s also because of her reddish hair and the effect of the filter she uses, I assume she uses SE2 or C1 preset on vscocam.

C1 looks good for selfies if you add a little bit of exposure around +1 or +2 and lowering the sharpness of C1 preset from +12 to +6 or +7.

3. Gizele Oliveira (@giizeleoliveira)

Looks fade and reddish without a touch of contrast. I assume she uses F2 for her pictures.

F2 might give different result for particular skin color since its high contrast with a little touch of fade could make your skin darker or probably brighter. This filter pattern looks perfect for summer pictures.

What do you think about these filters? I hope you find them useful! Take some great pictures, try to use one of these filters and take a chance to be like these fashion bloggers too.


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