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How to use VSCOcam for Instagram

How to use VSCOcam For Instagram

how to use VSCO for Instagram

I often get asked how I edit on my iPhone. When I talked about my favorite apps for Instagram, I talked about  my go to app for editing, VSCOcam.( Remember, you can also get this app on Android!)

I love it.

It’s simple, it’s pretty and it’s fast.

So today I’m going to show use how I use VSCOcam for Instagram.

Last week, I took this photo

editing with vsco cam



And so far, it’s been one of my most liked photos on Instagram to date.


Pookah and I were just sitting watching some Disney show when he grabbed my hand. It took a picture, and this is what it looked like, straight out of camera:

vsco edit


I KNEW immediately that it would have to be in black and white. Mainly because when I want emotion to shine in a photo, I choose to edit in Black and White.


The first thing I did was pull it into VSCO and rotate the photo:

vsco edit


Next, I used one of my favorite presets( I have them placed in order of preference) the Legacy 03 preset to convert it to black and white.

vsco cam

Nice but….

I then pulled up the exposure:


Then added a little contrast to make it pop:

editing with vscocam

And finally, a little sharpening.

editing with VSCO


editing with vscocam

See that area on the right? It was green in the original photo( Pookah’s shirt) and now it’s just a white distracting blob in my photo.


I quickly pulled the image into the Touch Retouch App. (Remember when I talked about it here?)

editing with vscocam

And easily  removed the distraction.

editing with vscocam

And BAM!!

There it is.

editing with VSCOcam app

I then uploaded it to Square-ready, and sent it to Instagram.

Easy peasy right?

And that is how I use VSCOcam for Instagram

Any questions?


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Tuesday 2nd of February 2016

Hi! Beautiful photo! This may seem like a rooky question, but how do you get the edited photo from vscocam to instagram?


Tuesday 2nd of February 2016

THank you! You can do that two ways! The first is through the actual app, you can share. THere is little circle at the right hand side. Click on it. the first option is share. From there you can share it to instagtam. OR you can save it to your phone and THEN load it into Instagram like that!


Thursday 21st of January 2016

Wow never knew how much you could do with the iphone pics with apps. Great tutorial...I have to get the app and try it out! Thanks for sharing!


Saturday 18th of April 2015

Love this app. It's the only one I use


Sunday 19th of April 2015

I've tried a lot of apps, but this one is my favorite too!