A Color Story: Using Curves for Outdoor Photos

By on June 19, 2017 in Tutorials

When figuring out the curves feature on A Color Story, it can be confusing. So we’re having Arielle Vey share what she knows about curves and how they can make your photos pop!

Hey, everyone! It’s Arielle, photographer and creator of the Weekend pack in A Color Story. I’m jumping in today to start a series of tutorials on curves and how to use this tool to its fullest potential. I was introduced to curves in Photoshop *many* years ago, and it has been a huge part of my editing process ever since. This tool allows you to get as specific as you’d like and even allows you to shift colors, which is a huge bonus in my book because frankly, I’m obsessed with ALL the hues!

A Color Story: Weekend +Pack Tutorial

By on May 24, 2017 in Tutorials

A Color Story Weekend TutorialIn creating the Weekend +pack, Arielle Vey created each filter with more specific purposes in mind, which means not every filter works for every photo. So we thought it’d be great to have her really talk through the best uses for each filter.

Hi, everyone! Arielle here, and I’m so thrilled to tell you all about the filter +pack I created for A Color Story called Weekend! This pack is filled with warm, rich tones that emulate my style of editing and was truly inspired by my weekends here in Southern California. 

A Color Story Tips: Filter Stacking!!

By on August 22, 2016 in Uncategorized

Filter stacking with A Color StoryOne of the big reasons we opted against the VSCO or Instagram model of filtering that doesn’t technically apply a filter until you save is because we knew we wanted to be able to stack filters! Mix and match, save, and make your own flair. So we’re bringing in another AMAZING A Color Story user and master mural-hunter, @rclayton, to talk about her favorite filter combos that can offer a subtle but impactful touch.

Hey, guys! Rosie here, and I’d like to share some of my favorite A Color Story filter combinations with you. Layering various ACS filters can really make your photos come alive. Each filter you layer on will pull out different color elements in your photo and pop varying features. This creates more depth and interest in your photo. I find that the order in which the filters are applied makes a difference in the final photo since each filter is playing off the previous color edit. After I play around with the filter combinations, I make small adjustments with tools and curves to finalize my edit. 

A Color Story: Tips for a Deeper, Richer Photo

By on August 6, 2016 in Tutorials

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We’ve invited another one of our favorite A Color Story users and all-around BOSS photographer, @ariellevey, to share her secrets on creating her signature photo style.

Hey, guys! It’s Arielle, and I’m back with more tips and tricks on how to elevate your photos using (my fave) A Color Story. Today I’ll be touching on how I edit my photos on a regular basis and how to achieve rich, dramatic tones. I’ve been editing this way since iPhone editing apps came out, but since ACS was born, I’ve had much more flexibility with my options.