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Vintage iOS Snapseed Tutorial in 5 Easy Steps

Looking to create some really great photographs from the shots on your camera roll? In this Snapseed tutorial, I’ll show you how to add that little something extra to your photographs.

You’ll need Google+ Snapseed for your iOS device.

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Step 1

Open the photograph you’re going to work with in Snapseed. If you’re looking to share the photo on Instagram, choose the crop option and crop the photo at a 1:1 ratio, making it square.

Snapseed Tutorial | Step 1: Crop

Snapseed Tutorial | Step 1: Crop

Step 2

Choose the first option at the bottom, Automatic, and apply the filter as is.

Snapseed Tutorial | Step 2: Automatic

Snapseed Tutorial | Step 2: Automatic

Step 3

Next up, choose Tune Image. Here, I set ambiance at 30, contrast at 15, saturation at 40, white balance at 10, to give the picture some warmth, and brightness at 10.

Snapseed Tutorial | Step 3: Tune Image

Snapseed Tutorial | Step 3: Tune Image

Step 4

Choose Details next, and here I set structure to 50 to bring out the details nicely. You’ll notice that it’s very subtle and not too overwhelming.

Snapseed Tutorial | Step 4: Details

Snapseed Tutorial | Step 4: Details

At this stage, save your image to the camera roll so that you can use it as a base image if you’re looking to try different filters and effects with your photo. At this stage, we’ve just enhanced the colour a little.

Step 5

Now I’m going to choose the Vintage filter. I’ve tried using the Drama filter, but it’s a little too dramatic for my taste. Ready?

Push the star button on the bottom middle left of the screen and choose style 5. It’s a very subtle vintage filter. I changed the texture strength to 0, the style strength to 100, the center size to 40, saturation to 60 and brightness to 10.

Snapseed Tutorial | Step 5: Vintage Effect

Snapseed Tutorial | Step 5: Vintage Effect

That’s it, we’re done.

We took a beautiful sunset photograph and gave it a beautiful subtle vintage effect in 5 easy steps.

 

 

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