March 14, 2013

Week 10! Trying to Welcome Spring!

Using Weekly Project Templates 3 by Scrapping with Liz (that would be me!) and Capture Life: March by Tracie Stroud and Capture: Life Mega Alpha Stash by Tracie Stroud Designs
When I look at the pictures from Week 10 it makes me super happy. I see things that make me realize spring is just around the corner. I don't know about you all but I'm ready for some warmer weather. Bring it on Spring!

I'm going tell you a little secret, don't get mad at me. I edit my Instagram photos just a little bit for my scrapbook pages. Is that okay? Sometimes my Instagram photos (especially the ones I take inside) are a bit dark and I feel like they need to be a bit brighter. I probably just need to learn to use my phone better! There's a couple ways to brighten up your photos, but the easiest is by using RadLab. If you haven't heard of RadLab yet you need to go check them out right now! It's a super easy way to edit your photos. Actually I use RadLab on all of my photos. For my Instagram photos I usually use their preset Lights On or Oh Snap to brighten up my photos a bit. It's so easy and fun to play with the settings.

Another super easy way to brighten up your photos just in case you can't afford RadLab right now (they do have a 30 day free trial!) is to open your photo in photoshop and go to Image>adjustments>brightness/contrast and from there you can play with the sliders to get a brighter more contrasting photo. I did this all the time before I got RadLab.

Anyway, I hope it's not cheating to edit my Instagram photos.

1 comment:

Chippi said...

Definitely not cheating!! I do the same!
I don't often take my photo through instagram, I just use my iPhone camera and then open the photo in instagram to edit it. That way I have the original to edit or use at a later date if I don't like my instagram edit.
Plus some of the instagram filters look great in instagram, but they are very dark compared to the other photos on the scrap page.

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