Instagram may be easier to use than Photoshop, but that doesn’t mean you can just open the app and suddenly make an average photo extraordinary. If you want to make the most of Instagram, you need to learn how to properly use the tool -just like any other software.

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That’s where Jenn’s Trends comes in. Jenn has created a handy guide to how to make an average photo, like the one above, come alive, like the one below.

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The two most important Instagram tools she suggests mastering are contrast and blur/depth of field, which allow you to make the colors in your images really pop and allow you to selectively focus on one area in your image. She then goes on to suggest some of the best filters for enhanced colors, illuminated centers with dark edges, vintage image styles, improved skin tone and adding new tones to the image.

Original Source – Jenn’s Trends

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