HOW I EDIT MY INSTAGRAM PHOTOS + Aesthetic Wallpaper Tutorial

Hi everyone! Welcome back to my channel. Today, I’m finally going to show you all how I edit my Instagram photos. Believe it or not, I actually don’t spend a lot of time editing my photos. I usually like to straiten it, and fix the lighting a little bit, and then add a filter on VSCO Cam, and then it’s ready for upload. And, I wanted to show you this process because every time I update my Instagram, so many of you guys asked for a tutorial on this. So, Since the editing is not going to take a long time, I’m also going to share with you how I make my aesthetic phone wallpaper. I’m gonna start off by sharing all the photo and video apps I have on my phone. And first, we have Snapseed. And this is actually the very first app I use, because it’s great for straitening my photos automatically, and it’s great for lighting! So for this particular image, I will normally use the “rotate” option and it will straiten automatically. If I like the lighting, I usually stick with it. If not, I’ll usually brighten the image. And if I notice that a certain area is dark in the photo, then I’ll use the “selective” tool, and pick a point and brighten it up, or darken it. It’s really up to the photo, because all photos are different. So, for this one, I’m okay with how it looks and I just straitened it. Then we have VSCO Cam, which is the Step 2 and usually the last step for editing. And, for this particular photo, I really like how it looks, and I actually uploaded this on Instagram Stories. But if I were to upload this onto my Instagram… My favorite VSCO filters, I’m going to share all of them with you guys right now. I really like A6, C1, and usually I like to adjust the C1. Depends on the photo, again. And then, HB1 and HB2. Sometimes, if I’m feeling very warm, I usually go for KK2. So, those are my favorite VSCO Cam filters, if you guys were curious. Sometimes, if I wanna add a cool effect to the photo, I do like using this app called Analog Film in Seoul. And they have other cities, but I got the one inspired by Seoul, because I live here. This app is really cool because they do have more filters, lights, classics… things like that. And I actually use this for the “Dust & Scratch” option. There are so many different scratches that you can choose from for a more vintage look, a vintage film look. So, this is another cool app that I would recommend. And afterwards, I like to check if the photo matches my Feed on UNUM. I love this app! This is my go-to Instagram Feed planner. I really can’t live without this app. When I was in Boracay, I actually took a lot of photos and was rearranging it and I actually uploaded them a couple days late. I wanted to make sure my Feed looked really good, so this app actually helps with that. A tip for me, though, is I don’t like to upload photos of myself consecutively. I do it sometimes, but rarely! I’ll usually go with a product shot, me, picture of a scenery, me again, and then another photo of, like, food, or drinks, cafe, and then another photo of me. So, it’s usually person, object, scenery, or I don’t know, et cetera. Anything not me! That’s just my personal preference. And, if you like how my Feed looks, maybe you guys can try that out. For selfies, I really like this app called B612. A lot of you guys ask me every time I upload a story on Instagram, asking what filter I was using, because they have a lot of cool vintage effects. So, now you know, it’s B612. And I do answer them whenever people ask in the comments. But, of course, all of you guys might be curious. And the app I use for selfies, and, like, cool effects: B612. And, other apps I have is of course, Boomerang, but I don’t really use it. I like to use the one built-in in the Instagram app. I have this really cool app called Unfold for Instagram Stories. This is great for combining images and adding in different fonts and, of course, there are many templates that you can choose from. And I also have the HUJI app. This was really popular at one point. I love the vintage effect it has. And every time I go to a concert, I actually use the HUJI Cam because it just captures the moment perfectly. And the lighting, it just works really well with HUJI. My concert photos on HUJI looks really cool. And, then the last app I have for photos and videos is VLLO. I talked about this in my “Favorites” before, but this is a great tool for editing videos, and you can actually add filters. So, those are all the apps related to photos and videos on my phone. And you guys heard the process of how I upload. It’s actually really quick! People get shocked by how little I edit it. But, I really like to keep it ~raw~. I do, of course, edit the lighting here and there, but I wanna make it look as realistic as possible. That’s basically how I upload on Instagram. And now let’s talk about how to make a wallpaper for your phone. This was actually taught to me by Erin. Erin is all about the aesthetics. I saw her wallpaper and she taught me how to do it. So, shoutouts to Erin. Basically, every time I like a photo on Instagram, I would like it, but also save it. And then, if you go to your Saved folder, all of your favorite photos are in there. And, I basically rearrange it by saving, unsaving, and saving… Like, it’s kind of a long process. This actually takes longer than uploading an Instagram photo for me. But, I really like how it looks. And I’ll just share some of my favorite accounts for these photos. I really like @basquiatart. I have actually seen his work in person at many museums around the world. @lelabofragrances SANTAL 33 is my go-to. And, I really like the packaging of their products, so that’s why I usually have a Le Labo in my wallpaper. And if it’s not Le Labo, I’ll always have Tamburins. Tamburins (@tamburinsofficial) is Gentle Monster’s skincare line. And I really like the packaging, as well as their interior of their store. They have a great Feed, and I really recommend you check them out for, I guess, inspiration. @lambertfloralstudio This is actually my friend, and he’s really talented with flowers. And if you love looking at flowers, definitely check out his Instagram. @nightydrunklovers I love the images here! There are some really cool quotes, and some throwback images, and some icons! I really like this account, and in the bio it says: “Find someone who makes you feel drunk when you’re sober.” I absolutely love that! So, @nightydrunklovers. Similar to that classic vintage vibe, @classybadassery is also another one of my favorite accounts. I love the images. It just looks so good together. @heyclaire also has a great Instagram account. I love her pictures! And videos, as well. Sometimes, I do save the videos and, usually, that thumbnail will be on my wallpaper whenever I screenshot it. So, I love her images! For food, I wanna recommend my friend Christine, @dearsaturdays She takes beautiful photos of her recipes, her walk to the grocery market, things like that. So, she has a lovely Feed. And I would recommend. And, I guess the last account that I will share is @popcultureinpictures_ It’s a mix of classic photos, as well as some memes. So, if you’re into that, definitely check out @popculturesinpictues_ So that’s basically it for the “Behind the scenes” of my Instagram world. It’s actually really simple. But if it wasn’t, I hope this video was helpful, and maybe you learned a few tips here and there, I don’t know… But, I did get a lot of questions about what filters I use, and I did share it in this video. For Instagram, sometimes I do use the Instagram filters. And it’s usually Lark and Ludwig. So I like to adjust it here and there, but I do like to end everything on VSCO Cam, or Analog Film; Depends what I used last. Thank you all for watching! I’ll see you guys in the next one. Bye! Have a Joan day!


  1. this sounds like too much work πŸ™ too many apps I am too lazy πŸ™ but your feed looks so amazing β™₯️😘

  2. yesss thank you for this video! Also, really love the background color of this video, it looks really good!

  3. This video came out at a perfect time 'cause I just made an Instagram account a couple of days ago, so thank you Joan!~

  4. I miss your vlogs and love your aesthetic photos, have a good day… πŸ˜πŸ˜β€πŸ’›

  5. Oooo this video looks so fresh😍😍 love the background color and your shirt and hair and makeup!! (So basically everything lol)

  6. Joaaaan I love your gram photos! Thank you for sharing your filters u r an ANGEL. also a suggestion if u ever need ideas: I'd love to see a YouTube video editing tutorial someday or maybe like a full behind the scenes vlog on filming a video/editing.

  7. photos on iphone straightens your photos too automatically if you hit they box button when you hit edit! you don’t need a separate app to straighten your photos. been waiting for this so thanks for filling this πŸ₯³

  8. πŸ˜²πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‹ HUJI ooomg it sounded like hoochie if you speak fast πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚πŸ˜… 4:58

  9. Thnx so much for sharing how you edit your pics! I'm trying fix the "theme" on my ig it's so hard but now I know how you set up your photos before you post them. I literally just post pics after giving up and then delete them 😩

    I just have lisa from bp as my lockscreen and a biblical verse/quotes as my wallpaper all the time. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜

  10. I really appreciated this video. I looove making wallpapers for my phone!!! Thank you for showing me where I can get new beautiful wallpapers. I also, like almost ppl, love to take pictures yours are wonderful Joan. πŸ˜ƒπŸ“Έβ€οΈ

  11. looooved ittt! can you show how u edit those vaca amazing relaxing bright vlog you make for example when u went to Spain? ): πŸ˜…πŸ’•πŸ’• YOURE ON REPLAY!!!!! ly Joan ❀️😭

  12. I actually got vllo last time you mentioned it and it is so awesome! I use it when I make videos now, super helpful! ❀you JoanπŸ€—πŸ₯°

  13. AHHHH <3 Thank you for sharing this!!!! I am one of those people who asked you about B612 and one of the people you replied to <3 Hope you are having a great day!!!

  14. I’m a journalist and I am trying to get my Instagram to look great and keep people intrigued. I kind of done the whole spacing out different photos. I try not to have too much of one thing. Thank you for the tips! πŸ™πŸ»

  15. this vedio the background color very good.but maybe Add some piano music as background music is better.

  16. Hey Joan μ–Έλ‹ˆ. idk if it's just me but i can't find the analog film seoul app that you're using in app store γ… γ… 

  17. Your aesthetic wallpaper tutorial was something new and very interesting! Thank you for doing that! In your vlogs, I could see your wallpaper a couple of times, and it was always lovely, I always wondered where you get them from, so thank you for sharing! xo (shout out to Erin!)

  18. Can you make behind the scenes of making YouTube videos and editing please.
    BTW I have just started my YouTube channel please show some love

  19. I love how you stated that you a picture of you, object and scenery. I never actually thought of that before! I definitely will take this into consideration and utilize this. Thanks for sharing your tips and tricks too β™₯

  20. oh my god this is so dumb but u mentioned liking basquiat and it made me so happy !! i love his art & also i took my ap art history test yesterday & his art was featured on it which was super cool

  21. Omg the wallpaper idea is so genius. πŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ I used it immediately! Felt like I was back in high school making collages for the front of my binder.

  22. joan, why you didn't use adobe lightroom cc? it'd good for editing colour of your photo hehe.
    ν•œλ²ˆ ν•΄λ³΄μ„Έμš©~~

  23. Love this video, your aesthetic is beautiful.
    I'm visting Seoul this summer and was wondering if you could do a video about skin care/makeup junkies must visits in Seoul? Or just any video about the city, I'd love to the visit places you enjoy!

  24. Hi Kim
    Actually I want ask witch sheet mask is good for health the store sheet mask or the sheet mask witch we made at home please can u answer???

  25. μ˜€λžœλ§Œμ— λ°©λ¬Έν•΄μš” γ…Žγ…Ž μŠ€νƒ€μΌμ΄ 또 λ³€ν•˜μ…¨λ„€μš” γ…Žγ…Ž

  26. Thought I’d share some of the wallpapers I made on Twitter. Feel free to use them!

  27. I did the wallpaper trick with Instagram and I love it! PSA for anyone with a larger phone like a Samsung note: Since I have a Samsung Note 8, I had to save 15 photos instead of twelve. Also the screenshot was too wide for my lockscreen so I used an app called "Photo & Picture Resizer" and resized the photo. The screen's resolution width is 1440; I did a custom resize and resized the screenshot to 1250 resolution width and left the length at 2460, which is the resolution length of the phone's screen. Anyway, thanks for the inspiration; I love my lockscreen!! πŸ™πŸ’•πŸ’• (Also another good account for aesthetic pics is @lepardismotel)

  28. You rock! I love that you are genuine and care about your followers and their questions. I’m a new subbie and I’m addicted to you! πŸ’

  29. joan love your videos.I started my korean skincare watching your videos.Can you please share your sunscreen application routing in detail while you were in bali? Every time I go for a vacation I just end up sun burnt. It would be really helpful. Love from Bangladesh <3 <3

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