#SLSFILTERS || VSCO Recipe 005 :: A4 filter {aka the Cool Girl filter}

Hey guys! Back at it with my #champagnefilters series.

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Today’s filter I titled “TYPICAL INFLUENCER” using a4 on vsco

I feel like this is the “cool girl” filter. It’s warm, it makes your skin look good, & gives an urban city vibe. The girl who uses this filter basically has a closet full of i.am.gia & a beauty shelf full of Glossier.

This filter I find looks best for #ootd shots, street style, or even close ups of what you’re wearing. It’s also a bit more subtle than my other filters – trying to get something for everyone here! When outside, especially in the afternoon, it’s very subtle which you can see in the photo of me at the winery & with coffee {they are directly on top of each other}

Now full disclosure, this is pretty out of the norm of my usual editing style so it was fun to get a bit out of my comfort zone. I have a bit of a retro y2k vibe and this filter is definitely 2018 cool so I need to get to this decade eventually LOL

Let’s get into it, shall we?!

VSCO filter :: A4

cost :: free for a limited time!!!! 

I LOVE the A series – there are two halves to them: the analog series & the aesthetic series… can you see why I love them already? They boast natural tones, a slight fade, slightly undersaturated & inspired by analog film. They go well with almost every type of photo from portraits, to food, to outfit, to interiors. I personally love them with an urban setting too as they are slightly moody. A4 is in the aesthetics family.

A4 is a warmer toned filter with a hint of a siena fade. It makes it super flattering on your skin while also making the whites whiter.

Since it does brighten things up, I lowered the exposure a bit but upped the contrast to keep things sharp. I also did a SLIGHT save of the shadows to show detail. Though it’s just by +.1, it makes a big difference. To keep details up, I sharpened it a kiss. I also tinted the shadows blue to give a nod to old film but also balance the temperature out. I also lowered the temp slightly too.

Next, I saved the highlights slightly to keep things matte & balanced. Then, I tinted the highlights red. As you know, this is one of my favourite tips to flatter skin tones. That said, adding the red gave a SLIGHT pink tint so I upped the skin tones. Upping the skin tones adds green to balance it out while going down adds pink – just an FYI! I also added a SLIGHT saturation by + .1. Again, it’s subtle but lends to the vibrancy of it as I didn’t want it to be too under saturated.

Finally, my favourite step, I added the grain and fade because it’s what all the cool girls do 😉

Enjoy! Let me know if you have any questions. I’ll keep these bi-weekly now and eventually I’ll get it down to weekly in about a month or two 😉  xx Shannon

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