Basic Workflow Between the 4 Must-Have Editing Apps
Taylor prefers to use four particular editing apps as her weapon(s) of choice: VSCO, Afterlight, Darkroom, and Snapseed. VSCO is fantastic to use for pretty filters and presets, Afterlight allows you to go deeper into the editing process, while Snapseed and Darkroom offer ways to remove / add to the image in more complex ways. She switches back and forth between the four depending on what photo she's editing and what needs to be done to the image.
Step 1: Darkroom
Darkroom is now integrated with the Moment App, meaning you can easily cross over any image into Darkroom and start editing right away at the click of the button. Rad, we know. Adjust simple mechanics within your image like straightening, brightening, and increasing sharpness.
Step 2: VSCO
Like most folks out there in the photography industry, Taylor loves how VSCO offers a wide variety of presets. What can we say? They stand through the test of time. She toggles back and forth between presets A1 and A6, as those are what evokes a more classic feeling.
Step 3: Afterlight
She super digs the scratch and grain filters in Afterlight. Once you have an image that looks and feels properly edited, drag the image to Afterlight for some fun "scratches" to dust over the images' frames. Refer back to Tip #2.
Step 4: Snapseed
Finally, when the image is near complete, take the image you have fully edited into Snapseed and remove any unwarranted spots or specks on skin, clothes, backgrounds, etc. This is the most important step to take into consideration in order to have that clean, minimal photograph.