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HOW I EDIT MY INSTAGRAM PHOTOS | Lightroom + VSCO! ✨

August 5, 2019


Hey guys it’s Allison I hope you’re
having a super happy day so far I am so excited to be finally filming this video
is by far my most requested video ever and that is how I edit my Instagram
photographs so I did film one of these a few months back actually it was probably
about a year ago um things have certainly changed a whole bunch in one
powerful tool that I started using since the past video is Lightroom I’m sure you
have heard of Lightroom before it is a part of the Adobe Creative Cloud and it
is a very powerful editing software so with Lightroom you can really addressed
all the colors and manipulate so many settings I didn’t even know we’re
possible I like to use Lightroom opposed to Photoshop just because Lightroom you
can really play with the colors more with Photoshop is more tweaking the
actual subjects of the photo so I think Lightroom is just a little more user
friendly for editing but I am also so excited to say that through my work in
Lightroom I have created my own presets and they are on sale now so with these
presets you can download them from my website once you purchase them and all
you have to do is just import them into your Lightroom so you must pay for the
Lightroom app which I know is pretty expensive but there are a few different
options that your student and whatnot so that’s awesome
so once you have lightroom you import the presets into lightroom and then it’s
seriously a click of a button and the filter is automatically applied and then
you can adjust the filter to appropriately fit your lighting
situation and colors and your photograph so i’m so excited to be selling these
Lightroom presets because they have definitely made made my life easy here
when it comes to editing my photographs and people are always asking me how I
edit but it’s so hard to like explain everything specifically so I feel like
this is such an easy way for people to download them and then be able to use
them for themselves so if you’re interested in that you can
download my presets on my website which is in my description you’ll see all the
information there let me know if you have any questions whatsoever I will be
sure to answer them so I’m going to show you in this video how to use my prep
presets and then what other editing techniques I use in addition to my
presets because it isn’t a one click edit it’s just never gonna be the case
sometimes you can put on the preset and it looks great but you still want to add
some pizzazz or add some more details which is what I do every single time
pretty much so let’s get into this video and I’ll give you all my editing secrets
okay once you’re on my website you just click come in and then you will go to
the top or drop down menu if you’re on mobile and click on shop presets and
here you will see my preset pack and you can click on this to kind of read more
about it and make sure it is the right fit for you so if you decide yes I
totally want to invest in these they are currently 34 and 95 and you can add them
to your cart so once they’re in your cart you can just click on this and
check out and then you will just have to enter in any information it asks for and
then at the end it will say order confirmed and you will also see your
download link right here so you’ll just click on that and then it’ll pop on over
to your downloads and then you just click on this folder and within the
folder you will see the four presets that you get so in to install these on
your Lightroom you just click on install and then I actually already have it
installed so I’m just gonna hit cancel but of course you would hit install and
then it would show up right under develop make sure you’re in the
developed tab up at the very top and then scroll all the way down to your
user presets and then you’ll see bellisimo the first one you downloaded
right there and then you’ll just have to go back to your downloads to
individually download the three other ones so first I just
want to take you through how I edit with my presets so whenever I have a
photograph I just like to kind of look at all the presets I never really have a
preset in mind before I have the photograph in Lightroom so I kind of
just scroll over these to see which one looks the best in the little preview so
bellissimo looks really nice I think I will most likely end up going with that
one but Lightspeed looks pretty cool too especially if you’re more into their
warm tones I would probably take down the orange a little bit but that one
looks pretty awesome as well and then we have mermaid touch which is another one
of my presets and this one is super clean and it really brings out any
turquoise you may have and if you have a blue sky or something it’ll make it much
more turquoise II so that’s pretty awesome and then we have pinky-winky
which was my first preset and the name is so cheesy I know but I just really
like this one because it’s very it’s more cool toned but the pink is very
very prominent and it adds such a pink flare to any photograph you may have so
for this photo I am definitely gonna go with bellissimo and once I have the
preset on my photograph I just kind of alter it a little bit sometimes it
barely needs to be altered at all but sometimes it really needs to be altered
just depending on the light and nature of the photograph so I think it’s just a
little overexposed so I’m just going to bring that down a smidge but I still
like it super bright and pretty and then I am going to take the highlights down
just so that we can see all the details in this photograph and then let’s see
what else I’m gonna do I’m going to add luminance a little bit then I’m gonna go
up to these colors and maybe bring up the luminance for the pink some more and
then maybe orange for my hair oh gosh see we do not
want to do that sometimes you will just play around with it and see what works
and what doesn’t yeah this is usually my process I just
go through and kind of see what I want to change what I want to keep and do
that until I am pleased with it but thankfully this preset helps me it so
much and I barely have to do anything to the photograph at all I’ll take you back
to the original this is what I originally looked like and then this is
it with the preset so as you can tell it’s a super big difference and it looks
very lovely if I say so myself okay now I want to take you through another
photograph that isn’t a raw photograph this was still taken with a DSLR camera
but it is not raw because I know there might be some confusion about Oh what if
I don’t shoot in RAW is there gonna be a big difference and no it definitely is
preferred if you do shoot in RAW just because like for instance bellissimo it
really takes for raw photographs that can really alter it a whole lot more but
for JPEGs it just since JPEGs are already color corrected a bit it just
has less less freedom to work with so in this photograph bellissimo was just way
too exposed but all I had to do was just alter that just bring down the exposure
a little bit easy peasy and you can also mess with the white balance just alter
the temperature and tint but if we go over to Lightspeed that one still is a
little overexposed but it still looks really nice if you ask me I love the way
it looks and it’s super warm so if you’re going for more of that feel
lightspeed is the perfect preset for you and then if we go over to mermaid touch
this one looks perfect like I wouldn’t even have to touch it or alter it too
much more I just love the way this looks and then pinky-winky this looks so
lovely so girly with the pink touches and just like that you’re done editing
one other trick that I do quite often if I have some white space and I want to
make it even pop more I go to my brush tool over here in
Lightroom and I put the exposure on my brush up to about one something it
really just depends and then you can just paint over some whiteness and make
it super super bright so that’s a little too bright for my fur coat
but if you have something like a white wall that you want to make super white
and just super clean you can use the brush tool over all the way to the right
over here okay so once I know I’m ready to post it I will just go to my library
and export it and then I will send it over to my iPhone so my favorite apps to
use on my phone are Snapseed and this go so first let’s bring in this
photographed into Snapseed and my favorite tools on Snapseed are the brush
tools so with the brush tool I love to use the exposure one and with this one
you can actually kind of mock the lightroom brush and you can whiten any
area you’d like to so usually I really wouldn’t whiten the sky but since that’s
kind of like the biggest whitespace and this in particular photograph I just
wanted to kind of demonstrate that for you guys this is such an awesome tool if
you want to make things super crisp and bright I also love the satchel reach the
saturation tool because that way I can really just make things pop even more if
you’ve watched my old how I edit video you know my key is ESS exposed sharpen
and saturate that is just my key and golden rule to editing photographs so
now let’s go into visco and we’ll pop in that photograph real quick so once I’m in disco I just play around
a little more maybe sharpen a little bit at make it even more crisp or I’ll
expose it but since this one is already so edited thanks to Lightroom and
Snapseed you really don’t have to do a whole lot to it but of course that all
depends on each individual agraphia really just use your judgement and find
your own editing style again if you don’t feel like Lightroom is a necessity
please don’t be like you need to buy it visco is such a powerful free tool and
Snapseed as well and you can really just make magically beautiful photographs
with this and that’s it that is a full video of how I edit every single
Instagram photograph I take I know it is super extra to edit this much and like
go through so many different steps but editing photographs is one of my
favorite things to do it is basically a hobby for me I just absolutely love to
do it I love to be in Lightroom I love to post on Instagram so it’s just such a
fun thing for me please don’t stress yourself out about it if it’s not really
your thing don’t spend too much time on it I’m sure you have other skills and
priorities in life so go for that but I really hope these tools helped you and I
hope you enjoy my presets and I hope you have a beautiful day thanks for watching
guys I

47 Comments

  • Reply Ani Abe March 28, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    Ly

  • Reply giorgia Grier March 28, 2018 at 1:54 pm

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  • Reply kellyelizabethxx March 28, 2018 at 2:01 pm

    love you girl! thanks for the video!

  • Reply Janine R March 28, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    Thank you for making this!! Love love love ✨

  • Reply Daniel T March 28, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    j'ai bien aimé votre cours de logiciel photographique Lightroom. vous êtes très douée. Il doit vous servir aussi pour la vidéo ! j'ai le photosphop élément 2018 a l'ordi de bureau et le Gimp 2.8 sur un autre ordinateur portable. je ne l'utilise presque plus ou si peu. Je fais de la peinture mais pas au logiciel, sur bloc à peindre et sur toile. (plus de 800) Je ne vais pas sur instagram ou rarement. Vous étiez toute en beauté a l'image. YouTube les vlogs m'ont inspiré parfois. cordialement a vous. 16h19'

  • Reply Farida Life Great March 28, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    thanks Allison for the video

  • Reply ABPG March 28, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    Lightroom preset here. 🙂

  • Reply Diana Rivas March 28, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    This is such a good video! 👌🏻💕

  • Reply hannah mckellips March 28, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    This was so helpful! Thank you!😊

  • Reply Tejaswini N March 28, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    Love you allison
    Love your vedios they are sooooo relaxing 💟💟💞💟💞💟💞💟💟💞💞💟💟💞💟💟💟💟💟💟

  • Reply Nilu Samanmali March 28, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    This is very beautiful thanks for making this video 😃😃

  • Reply Nilu Samanmali March 28, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    Hai Allison 😍😍😍😍😍 I like you

  • Reply Calista Renee March 28, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    Thank you for making such a cute video like this! Super helpful!

  • Reply brooklyn's world March 28, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    Thank you so much for making this video! I love your Instagram feed and have been wondering how you get your pictures to look so amazing! 💗💗

  • Reply samantha life’s like everyday Rochelle March 28, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    Hi Allison i enjoy watching your video and have a great day

  • Reply Shinedala Berg March 28, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    Thanks for the video🕊….lol I just thought of this awhile I was watching this video is that, it would be so cool if you had a podcast because your voice is so calming💐 🙂

  • Reply Brandon Bickerstaff March 28, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    You are magical! 😚❤️

  • Reply Nataly C March 28, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    Love the presets! You’re so creative! Amazing video 💖💖

  • Reply Paula Murray March 29, 2018 at 1:11 am

    Early

  • Reply alex March 29, 2018 at 4:35 am

    thanks so much for this video!! Do you think you could do a “how I take photos” video? Like what cameras you use, how you find cute backgrounds etc.? I’d love to see that aspect of your photography. Thanks!!!

  • Reply Gabriela Romero March 30, 2018 at 2:09 am

    My instagram is about to look bomb this is so helpful❤️ love u 💘

  • Reply Aica Caraan March 30, 2018 at 11:36 am

    Aw paid preset?😭

  • Reply Jessica Dinh March 31, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    You look beautiful in this video, Allison! Where did you get your top from? LOVE IT

  • Reply happy day April 3, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    Your Instagram is goals! Can you use these tips to edit on the Lightroom app?

  • Reply Legit PTC - Online Marketing Tools April 14, 2018 at 11:32 pm

    Good vid, keep it up 🙂

  • Reply bgel swifty April 17, 2018 at 3:06 am

    How do I install it in an Android phone?

  • Reply Vanesa Sthanfield April 17, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    Really a really good vid:)! Really enjoyed it. Have you found the following videos already? Might be useful! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLJs1QDIwWlaqdRJS9dZESw

  • Reply Kailey Snider April 20, 2018 at 3:16 am

    what is mermaid touch? 😀 can you share that one?

  • Reply Rafał Maliszewski April 21, 2018 at 11:02 pm

    Wait I see wrinkles on the right side but not on the left when you smile/talk. Hmmm

  • Reply TechComp May 3, 2018 at 11:13 am

    OMG in love!

  • Reply Lot May 5, 2018 at 11:01 pm

    What is your intro song again? It sounds soooo familiar!!

  • Reply Javiera Ignacia Flores Quiñelen May 8, 2018 at 9:33 pm

    i love it ! this preset works for the mobile app too?

  • Reply Ali Smith May 9, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    Is there a way to download to your the Lightroom app on your phone? This way we would not need a Lightroom Subscription to use your presets!

  • Reply jemaii May 15, 2018 at 8:12 am

    I don’t have the lightroom software :/ i only have the lightroom cc Mobile, so how can i use these presets?

  • Reply Destiny Ane May 29, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    Hello Allison! I was wondering if I’m able to use your presents in the Lightroom app when I purchase them?

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  • Reply Lillian Weaver June 5, 2018 at 4:43 am

    Will you be making presets for specially for Lightroom mobile?

  • Reply Carly Ann June 8, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    can you sell your presets separately?

  • Reply Gel Yagami June 10, 2018 at 2:15 am

    Los $34.95 son dólares? The $ 34.95 are dollars? 💗💗💗
    🌸🌸🌸 I am Mexican, Love Allison 🌸🌸🌸

  • Reply Kara Harvey July 12, 2018 at 4:36 am

    This was EXCELLENT! Thank you for sharing, and for putting in the work to show us all of these tools!

  • Reply Frishta Akbar kamal August 27, 2018 at 3:27 am

    can you use these presets on photoshop ?

  • Reply Rhea Angela Mariano October 8, 2018 at 8:59 am

    New subscriber her💖

  • Reply marie baron January 10, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    this is super helpful! im always trying to make my photos look amazing, and editing is super helpful!✨✨

  • Reply Ale Turcios January 13, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    I want to have it in my phone app. I dont have lightroom in my computer… so Could I have it there?

  • Reply Ashlyn Lashae April 7, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    People really have money to waste…who tf wasting money on fucking presets 😂😂 wtff

  • Reply Bae Lounici July 16, 2019 at 2:06 pm

    Allison i can’t download the preset why ??? 😭😭😭😭

  • Reply Bae Lounici July 16, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    The preset is not freee😭😭😭

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