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⭐️ how i edit my photos ⭐️

August 6, 2019

Hello! My hair looks so stupid today, ignore it Hello Hi, and welcome to my bed Today I’m going to be doing a video that you guys have been asking for for a very long time. Which is, how I edit my Instagram photos. The only problem with this question is basically every single one of my photos is edited completely differently. I don’t really have like a certain filter that I use or like a specific regimen I use, it just kind of depends on the photo. I think that’s pretty normal for everyone I figured since so many people wanted to know anyways I might as well just bring you along with the editing process of a photo, just to kind of show you guys a little things that I do and there are a few things that I know that I do but differently than most people and maybe you can pick it up. I don’t know. Oh! I need my notes. That’s my wallet, why did I grab my wallet? This is my phone and these are my notes I wrote all the process down. I have an iPhone X. I know real bougie It’s honestly not that great. I don’t know why people act like it’s like a marvel of technology I don’t like how good the front-facing camera is because you can see literally all of my pores. Is that necessary? No. It’s never necessary to see all of my pores. Let’s go ahead and get into it. Oh. Enter… Phone the app that I use for all of my photo editing is After Light I always use After Light I have always used After Light for a very long time. It’s like a dollar or two dollars or something I know that most people use VSCO, but I just I just use After Light I don’t know why. Here’s the app, some good photos on there already. Je téléphone à la police. I think that today we’re going to edit a photo that I’ve already edited in the past before just to kind of show you guys what the photo looked like before editing and just kind of show you an average process of editing a photo, nothing like particularly special. Gotta scroll through all these screenshots. Here is the photo we’re going to be using today. I really love this photo of myself I am not afraid to say that maybe it’s a little self-obsessed, but I think I look cute. Fight me. This is actually a screenshot of a video that I took and you can tell that like the colors are pretty muted and gray, and I don’t like that. I basically go for the exact opposite of that. First thing I do is lighting, so I click onto this whole area. First, exposure. I really don’t like to overexpose photos I just don’t really think it looks that good. The second that you like can’t tell the texture of someone’s skin I just don’t think it looks good for me. So just like raise the exposure by a tiny bit, don’t over expose. Got a Snapchat, so popular. Next thing I do is I mess around with the highlights and shadows. Click on highlights, and I almost always turn the highlights down. What this does is basically takes the highlights from being really dimensional and kind of flattens them so that the whole image has a very similar brightness level. It basically just flattens the image out I really like when photos look old and look like they were taken on bad cameras It’s just a thing I like. Bam Bam Bam Bam Bam Bam Bam Bam. Next thing I always do is raise the shadows this kind of mutes the shadows in a way. I really like that whole muted effect You know how on some editing apps they have that like fade tool? This is basically fading the photo but in a cleaner and more customizable way just in case I want to like make it have a little bit more contrast or not I don’t want to raise the shadows too much to where you can’t even tell like what my hair looks like or you can’t even tell what’s in the shadows, but I do like to raise them a bit Next is the biggest step, which is color. I mess around with color a ton, so much, with all of my photos I usually start out with highlights And I almost always add a bit of red into the highlights and you can already tell like how big of a difference that is? And I basically try to take away a lot of the yellow tones in photos. I just don’t really like that. Basically the mass majority of my editing process is just playing around with colors So I’ll go into mid-tones. Add like a little bit of red into the mid-tones I really like to add green into the shadows I think it looks really cool and vintage got a little bit of blue into the highlights I just mess around like there’s not really much of a process to this part This is the part that really depends on the photo. Another tool that you can use in order to kind of play around with the color is the temperature tool which I almost always turn down just a tiny bit I really like it when the shadows have a more green tone over like a reddish tone. Just keep messing around with the colors I’m sure that this photo is gonna look super different from the actual original photo Just cuz I mess around with the color so much. I don’t even know, I just don’t even know. But in general I will say I almost always put red in the highlights and blue green in the shadows That’s pretty basic for me. Next thing I almost always do is raise the saturation I honestly raise the saturation pretty high. I really like super vibrant photos after raising the saturation I usually go back and mess around with the color a little bit more just so that I make sure I don’t have like too yellowish orangish colors because saturation usually does raise that kind of like orange color a lot She’s really orange right now. I need to, I need to fix this. Big difference, pretty big difference I think I’m done messing around with the colors now. I think that this looks good I don’t know if it looks exactly like the other photo But I’m pretty satisfied with this. The very last step in my editing process is blurring. The first thing I do is add a tiny bit of grain. I don’t add too much grain right now I just add enough to where it lightens the shadows a bit and adds a little bit of texture And then I go on to the sharpening tool and I turn it down. So I like to make my photos just a tiny bit blurry There’s a helicopter, you good? Okay. I like how on disposable cameras, and like on instant cameras the photos are always just like a tiny bit blurry. and then I go back in and I add a little bit more grain on top of that so that instead of there j ust being like one layer of grain that’s all sharp and just like, blugh I like to kind of make it more dimensional by blurring some of the grain and leaving some of the grain unblurred and like sharp And that is basically it, that’s basically all I do. Here is the original and here’s the finished product. I decided to opt out from doing a what’s on my iPhone video, because I don’t have anything special on my iPhone I just have my social media apps, and then After Light, that’s it. I really hope you enjoyed this video if you have any tips that you want to bless the world with tell them in the comments below and maybe we can all get a little bit better at photo editing And if you have any questions at all about my editing process, still completely free to ask me below. With that. I’m going to go Thank you so much for watching this video. I’ll see you in a couple of days with a brand new video. God bless and good bye! Music: “The Other Side” by Conan Gray.


  • Reply erica fernson October 26, 2018 at 3:40 am

    why do my photos still look like crap??

  • Reply Christopher Scott October 27, 2018 at 5:32 am


  • Reply Aram Karamanian October 27, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    i love how he decorates his phone case

  • Reply Justina Jenko Bernot October 27, 2018 at 7:43 pm

    1:48 mood of the LIFE !!

  • Reply Justina Jenko Bernot October 27, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    1:56 haha mood part.2

  • Reply I ship YveVi so hard lol #stanloona October 29, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    I'm gay for him.
    Even if I'm a girl.

  • Reply Blanche October 29, 2018 at 11:18 pm

    you should warning us that we might fall in love with you

  • Reply Jason Feinberg October 30, 2018 at 4:44 am

    is this how you edit your video footage too? also i bought tickets that were $80 for your NY show but my tickets haven't been sent so if I come to your show with the receipt can I get in?

  • Reply jamie ow November 3, 2018 at 4:56 am

    pls do a how u edit ur videos

  • Reply Haley Ann November 4, 2018 at 12:55 am

    What a queen

  • Reply Zid Wonderland November 5, 2018 at 7:12 am

    bedroom gooaaalssss ✨✨✨✨✨

  • Reply najwot November 5, 2018 at 4:56 pm

    you are so cute conan!!!!

  • Reply francesca November 5, 2018 at 5:03 pm

    I got elio vibes from his outfit🍑😊

  • Reply rosario llano November 5, 2018 at 11:47 pm

    he looks like stray kids hyunjin in here

  • Reply Kaluh Nahvoaduh November 6, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    next tutorial-ish: how you color grade ur videos 💓✨

  • Reply erlang takarai November 6, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    Conan gayy

    Gaiyy anjingg 😂😂

  • Reply Gio Karlo Birondo November 7, 2018 at 8:03 am

    how do u do the blur effect? lmao

  • Reply Laura Is Temporary November 7, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    why don't all guys dress like you?

  • Reply Lexi Kendle November 9, 2018 at 9:54 pm

    omg please teach us how to write amazing songs!

  • Reply Lexi Kendle November 9, 2018 at 9:55 pm

    and how to edit videos like yours!!!

  • Reply Valerija Zelenkova November 15, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    How do you edit your music videos?

  • Reply jim stevenson November 16, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    how do u make ur green plant dudes pop?

  • Reply Danissya Chan November 24, 2018 at 1:14 am

    Can someone tell me what's the font for the title???

  • Reply Jungshook ;-; November 25, 2018 at 6:33 am

    The intro is lowkey me when my mom tells me were going costco

  • Reply Mia Bien December 2, 2018 at 12:30 am

    i was sad today but your face makes me happy

  • Reply depressed kathryn December 2, 2018 at 3:18 am

    i think im gay now…
    Wait no
    im confused of my gender

    Am I a boy?
    Am I a girl?
    Am i A Tomboy?
    Am I a Girly Boy?


  • Reply S A B B Y December 4, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    thank you conan! your video helps me alot <3

  • Reply Rachel Nguyen December 5, 2018 at 5:55 am

    Chill vibe

  • Reply sandra poh December 7, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    1 min into the video and I clicked subscribe

  • Reply boho boi December 9, 2018 at 2:10 am

    I wanna see all ur pores…

  • Reply Inés Carrillo December 9, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    can u make a video on how you edit your videos? i’m rlly interested in your editing style bc it’s all so colorful and bright and unique and fits ur personality so so well

  • Reply Victoria Alvarez December 15, 2018 at 2:13 am

    So cute and squishy 🧸💗💗💗

  • Reply divine rose December 21, 2018 at 2:42 am

    please get a vsco thanks love u

  • Reply spill the tea sis December 21, 2018 at 10:57 pm

    you’re so aesthetic like how

  • Reply Ale palmera December 22, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    King aesthetic

  • Reply Letia Crichton December 24, 2018 at 10:03 am

    you should do an whats on my iphone video

  • Reply zoey b. December 25, 2018 at 5:24 am

    may I have that shirt

  • Reply BriJoot Is me December 28, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    A vid on how u edit ur vids like what type of stuff you cut out and where you add effects and stuff and determining how much edits you add🥰🥰 luv u (not in like a weird way tho)

  • Reply Jade Anjalee December 28, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    I want to see Cone play Fortnite

  • Reply evangeline January 2, 2019 at 6:20 am

    your photos always look god sent but then like you are always so handsome so i don't even think it's the editing?? explain yourself.

  • Reply evangeline January 2, 2019 at 6:22 am

    i'm actually so heated at how good you look

  • Reply SABRINA January 4, 2019 at 4:01 am

    you’re so cute haha

  • Reply The Wachtels January 4, 2019 at 11:42 pm

    1:55 fight meeeee 💕💕❤️

  • Reply retro sophie January 5, 2019 at 12:25 pm

    6:59 thanks ):

  • Reply Nur Atiqah Tun January 5, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    I like your mess hair 😂

  • Reply michael f January 5, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    You sound like an actual dude in this

  • Reply xx moon in a cave xx January 7, 2019 at 2:48 am

    conan’s bedroom is more aesthetic than my life will ever be

  • Reply gabriella marchi January 10, 2019 at 1:44 am

    Um he said “there’s a helicopter” right as I was thinking “wow that’s a loud helicopter” as it flew past my house

  • Reply Eddy Robles January 10, 2019 at 3:34 am

    good video mate! I use photoshoot and VSCO.

  • Reply Kimmie G. January 12, 2019 at 12:40 am

    How do I do the dreamy glowy look in a lot of his photos on vsco?

  • Reply Zeka Zeka January 12, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    Aaawww "je telephone a la police" my heart melt

  • Reply Grawwrr January 20, 2019 at 5:30 am

    i love ur accent

  • Reply Yankı Chalamet January 24, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    omg i saw timothee YES

  • Reply Marco Dalifa January 26, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    Try to use VSCO 🙂

  • Reply Selma. aa January 31, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    « je téléphone à la police » all french people cry 😭😭

  • Reply tιrᥲ꧑ι᥉ᥙ gᥲᥒg January 31, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    0:00 to 6:59
    me: uwu.

  • Reply sumboi February 2, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    You and Jeremy Clyde should collab!

  • Reply madison minor February 6, 2019 at 10:22 pm

    I love how he says hello

  • Reply Poorna February 21, 2019 at 4:28 pm


  • Reply Gerardo Chávez February 24, 2019 at 1:49 am

    I like your hair

  • Reply milkystar. mp3 February 26, 2019 at 8:46 am

    Back when Cone was still our secret

  • Reply TheBlack MilkDud February 28, 2019 at 4:07 am

    a e s t h e t i c v i b e z

  • Reply Neytiri March 1, 2019 at 10:18 am

    J’aime ton français 🥰

  • Reply a e s t h e t i c v a n s March 1, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    i need his backgrounds wth i-

  • Reply LANDON S March 11, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    Yyyyassss at 1:50 finally someone who acually like there own photo

  • Reply Shirley Anna March 12, 2019 at 11:08 pm

    “ Is that necessary no it’s never necessary to see all of my pores “😭💀💕💕

  • Reply ABcD Top March 14, 2019 at 6:20 am

    is it just me , but does the pic of him look like elvis

  • Reply Isabella Jacobs March 17, 2019 at 1:10 am

    Meu deus do céu é difícil falar do vídeo em si quando o Conan é tão bonito, lindo assim, meu Deus

  • Reply roxymartinez March 19, 2019 at 1:42 am

    Ahhh Conan you’re so precious 💘💘

  • Reply Areli Perez March 19, 2019 at 5:29 pm

    Why do i always learn more with conan than in actual school.

  • Reply euphorical March 20, 2019 at 7:53 am


  • Reply Marianna Freitas March 20, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    i dont have iphone 🙁

  • Reply Marcela Velaquez March 24, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    True it seee everything

  • Reply Chloe Stanford March 27, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    I got a shirt at a thrift store a few days ago and thought it looked familiar….it's literally this exact one

  • Reply TheOfficialQueenie March 27, 2019 at 10:20 pm

    0:05 hun all i can look at is ur hair-

  • Reply Sophia Page March 28, 2019 at 12:17 am


  • Reply Roxan Padilla March 28, 2019 at 11:25 pm

    ⭐️Conan⭐️: My hair looks so stupid today
    Me💁🏽‍♀️: It looks the same everyday


  • Reply ed ventures April 2, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    idk but he sound like baymax when he said "hello, welcome to my bed" it's so cute

  • Reply Fly Rhi April 7, 2019 at 4:45 am

    Conan is a mood!

  • Reply Achilleas Charalampides April 7, 2019 at 7:08 am


  • Reply Luana Moura Moon April 10, 2019 at 10:40 pm

    who are you and why you are so cute

  • Reply Lamar Kokandy April 12, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    why cant i find the app?

  • Reply Imogen Mills April 16, 2019 at 2:04 am

    “But I think I look cute… fight me.” Now that was cute 🥰

  • Reply Itsjustnary April 18, 2019 at 1:44 am

    You remind me of Ezra Miller!

  • Reply jeanette lim April 19, 2019 at 6:40 am

    104 dislikes,, i’m coMING FOR YOU MOTHERFKERS

  • Reply safira syaharani April 22, 2019 at 12:05 pm


  • Reply john dee April 25, 2019 at 11:47 pm

    Conan: "Hi hello and welcome to, my bed"

    Wahhh it's a mood

  • Reply Ysavel D. April 27, 2019 at 2:27 am

    What app did you use to your thumbnail?

  • Reply Bryanna Salunga May 2, 2019 at 9:13 am

    Editing apps you suggest? For pictures and videos 😊💕

  • Reply iight_ May 21, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    What a king honestly

  • Reply Lil o May 24, 2019 at 11:48 am

    6:38 that PUO damn im so soft for conan stopp sjrhssijsjsjs

  • Reply Rosalie May 30, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    This whole world you created on the internet is so filtered and seeing a non edited version of you is so weird

    Still aesthetic tho, I could never

  • Reply Irdina Juhanis June 1, 2019 at 8:36 am

    oh my god please be my friend ….. i'm so fucking desperated , i know im just humilated myself 😉 please read this comment 🙂

  • Reply Ava Le June 8, 2019 at 7:02 am

    0:12 Why is he so cute 🤧

  • Reply fid0s June 21, 2019 at 4:57 am

    first raise the exposure
    mess around with the highlights and shadows
    lower the highlights and raise the shadows
    red highlights blue highlights
    blue/ green shadows
    lower temperature
    raise the saturation
    add grain
    decrease the sharpening

  • Reply Mandala June 24, 2019 at 11:17 pm

    i love you conaaan

  • Reply Dhia Darrin July 5, 2019 at 5:36 pm

    -o my godd –

  • Reply Cris Flores July 13, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    1:56 "but I think I look cute"
    Damnnnn, Conan you are the definition of cute, yup.

  • Reply A e s t h e t I c T o r t i l l a July 21, 2019 at 8:35 am

    Everyone: Thanks for showing us how to do this!
    Me: thats some good hair chu got there sir

  • Reply Anais Vera August 6, 2019 at 5:30 am

    1:30 he kill me in two seconds wtf

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