How to Use Enlight Like a Pro
Ihave 19 photo-editing apps and counting on my iPhone. I admit, that number is a bit excessive. Of all those apps, Enlight continues to be one of my favorites. Along with all the basics, it offers a ton of creative tools to help you have more fun with your photos. To top it off, Enlight offers tutorials every Tuesday on its blog, which is where I've learned many of my favorite techniques that I'll be sharing with you here.
Create Vintage Photographs
Although Enlight offers a variety of film filters to help you recreate those vintage looks you know and love, you can take that idea a step further and make the edits manually, giving you greater control over the outcome of the image. To do this, open your photo within Enlight and navigate to Filters > Analog > Tools. From here, you can make a variety of specialized adjustments to your photo. I recommend starting with the Basic option, which allows you to raise the Brightness and Contrast to create that washed out look characteristic of vintage photos. Next, tap Film and adjust the settings to your liking. Try using Darks Hue to give your photo a reddish tint, and adjusting Fade and Grain to make the image look more dated. From the Tools tab, you can also select Light Leak and Border to add unique leaks and borders to your image. If all of these steps sound too exhausting, you can always just tap Filters > Analog and choose from Enlight's selection of beautiful filters.
Turn Your Photos into Abstract Art
This abstract effect offers a super easy way to turn your outdoor shots into something new and intriguing. To create this effect, simply select your photo within the Enlight app and then select Canvas > Crop > Fixed Ratio and select the 1:1 ratio (note: landscape shots work best). Then tap the checkmark and navigate to Tools > Mixer. Now, select the exact same photo again. Rotate the photo, place it in the center, resize it to be slightly smaller, and then flatten the image by selecting the downward facing arrow in the bottom right corner. Repeat this process over and over again, rotating the photo a different way each time. Once you are satisfied, go to Filters > Duo to really make the image stand out!