Leveling a photo
Now that you know how to crop an image, let’s talk about how to straighten it. The key is looking for your horizon line–the point of reference, or guide, for identifying if your image is level.
Use the straighten tool in VSCO to align the image to level your horizon. If you look closely at the image on the left, you’ll notice the bridge appears slightly tilted. In order to edit this, you need to level out the photo. The straighten tool will allow you to shift the image so you can straighten the bridge out. Now, if you look at the image on the right, it appears to be properly straight.
Everyone has their own style of editing and there are many different apps you can use to obtain your own particular style. It takes a lot of practice to maintain your consistent workflow and apps like VSCO, Priime and Snapseed all enable you to do edits directly on your mobile phone. No app is really better than the other, as it’s totally based on your preference for what feels best for your personal style. We suggest playing around with the different apps to really get a feel for which one is best for your preferred style of editing.
For more VSCO editing tips, head over to see part 2:
’11 VSCO Editing Tips – Part 2′