THE BEST PRESETS FOR INSTAGRAM
The only thing more complicated than what a white girl orders at Starbucks?
How she edits her photo of said drink.
From exposure to temperature, highlights, and mid tones, the possibilities for editing one photo are endless...and overwhelming. Heck, sometimes even my own process confuses me, and I'm the one who came up with it.
Want to spend less time worrying about editing?
(and more time enjoying that pink acai refresher with oat milk and 3 pumps of strawberry?) That's where presets come in. Using presets for Instagram editing is best because you are:
- Guaranteed a consistent theme (presets make all your photos visually uniform and cohesive.)
- Supporting content creators (throw money at a faceless app or support a hardworking influencer - your pick.)
Alright, so what are we waiting for- besides our complicated Starbucks drinks, of course?
1.) TEZZA PRESETS
A cult classic. A Holy Grail. Wardrobe Staple. Pantry Essential. Whatever you want to call it, there's no denying that Tezza presets are as wonderful as they are well known. Invest with caution, you'll probably want to buy them all.
shop presets // @tezzamb
2.) JACI MARIE SMITH PRESETS
If you've ever been jealous of Jaci's colorful life...right down to her gorgeous natural red locks....well, let me comfort you by saying that you are not alone. Her presets are warm, colorful and feel like a sunny Florida day (which is the best kind of day, but I'm not at all biased.)
shop presets // @jacimariesmith
3.) HBGOODIE PRESETS
Help! I've fallen into wanting to drop everything and move to Hawaii, and I can't get up. Sadly life alert wouldn't work in this situation, but these presets are a good start at bringing a little bit of Hawaii into your feed/life. Sadly, tropical tans and a perfect beach body are not included.
shop presets // @hbgoodie
4.) WANDER PRESETS
Not all who wander are lost, especially if that wandering brings you to these presets. They're warm, soft and oh, so smooth. Sounds like I'm describing freshly baked bread, but also, presets! Darn, now I'm hungry.
shop presets // @butwhatshouldiwear
5.) MAGIC DWELLS HERE PRESETS
If you like pink (me!), pink (also me!) and more pink (you get the idea) then these presets are for you. The colors in this pack are as pretty as a sunrise, but you don't have to wake up at a ridiculous hour to enjoy them.
Shop presets // @allisonschaper
6.) EMILY V PRESETS
Velvety. Rich. Chocolatey. These presets are almost as good as diving into a chocolate fountain. If you like a little deeper tones for your images and also thinking about dessert 24/7, then these might be the presets of your (sweet) dreams.
shop presets // @emilyvartanian
7.)ALPAAAL MOBILE PRESETS
Hey, boys make presets too! And they make darn good ones at that. I love what Alex has done with not only making ethereal and extremely aesthetic presets and also breaking the status quo. If you thought Instagram was just girls and their lattes....think again.
shop presets here // @alexgowon
8.) ASPYN OVARD PRESETS
These presets are sweeter than sugar and the icing on top of a beautiful instagram theme. Aspyn seems to have an aesthetically pleasing case of the Millenial Midas touch. Everything in her world turns to a delightful rose gold hue, and I for one am a fan. Oh, and her almost 2 MILLION followers on Instagram are fans too I guess.
shop presets here // @aspynovard
Just like at Starbucks, the possibilities for presets are endless!
Editing with presets will help create a cohesive theme, no matter what flavor your feed is in the mood for. Bright and sugary or rich and moody - presets help you achieve the feed of your dreams...without the stress of meticulous editing.
Taste test a couple and see which you like best. Your favorite flavor, I mean filter, might just be in one of these preset packs!