A Color Story: Using Curves for Outdoor Photos

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!
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A Color Story: Weekend +Pack Tutorial

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. 

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A Color Story: Tips for a Deeper, Richer Photo

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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. Continue reading “A Color Story: Tips for a Deeper, Richer Photo”

A Color Story: Curves Tutorial

A Color Story Curves Tutorial
Hey, guys! Long time no… blog? I’m Sarah from Arrow & Apple, and it’s great to be back around on ABM. I’m pumped to share with you guys a little bit about the curves tool in the A Color Story app! I love the curves tool (you’d be hard-pressed to find a photographer who doesn’t) because it gives you a lot more control in editing the tones of your image and getting each image looking JUST right. Continue reading “A Color Story: Curves Tutorial”

A Color Story Filters: Shifting Colors

How to shift colors with A Color Story app
Hey, everyone! I’m Arielle, a photographer with a focus on lifestyle and abstract nature. I was so thrilled to be a part of the A Color Story test group. As soon as I opened up the tool box, I noticed so much more than your standard set of altering mechanisms. Today I’ll be touching on how to utilize hue shift as well as how it works with the main color tools. So, what is hue exactly? It’s a variety or shade of any given color in the spectrum. If you’ve experimented with hue shift already, you may have noticed that it can be very dramatic or give off a psychedelic vibe. Essentially, I’ll be showing you examples of photos where the entire image can be shifted to a totally different color while maintaining the original integrity and the best types of images to use while doing so. Continue reading “A Color Story Filters: Shifting Colors”

A Color Story Filters: Tips for Interior Photographs

Before and After! Edited with A Color Story app

Hey, guys! Jeff Mindell here. I’m a freelance photographer based out in L.A., and I guess it’s no secret I really like taking photos. I lead a fairly hectic (but fun!) life and am always on the go. I take so many photos on my phone and am always looking to streamline my editing process.

At this point, you can basically do anything you want editing-wise with mobile, but it wasn’t until a few months ago when I started playing around with A Color Story (I was a part of the test group) that I realized how attention to color vibrancy was lacking in the app space. I’m pretty stoked at how user-friendly this app is along with the attention to detail when it comes to tools and image manipulation!

For me, I really love shooting bright and airy interior spaces (check out my #jminteriorspaces hashtag on Instagram!), and lately I’ve been using A Color Story to really help my images pop. Let’s dive in! Continue reading “A Color Story Filters: Tips for Interior Photographs”

A Color Story Filters: How to Make Colors Pop!

Rosie Clayton's favorite A Color Story filters!

Happy Saturday, everyone! Rosie here! I hope you’ve had a fun time exploring all the fun filters and tools in the A Color Story app.

I’m so excited to share my favorite A Color Story filters for fashion and colorful backdrops, two things I love to photograph most! Although I definitely have a few go-to filters that I check before others, there’s no rule as to how each filter will affect your photo—it all depends on the colors and scene that you’re working with in your picture. I think this element makes the ACS filters so unique and able to produce the most varied range of images! I’m going to show you a few examples of three types of looks I showcase in my Instagram feed (@rclayton): looks that pop against a colorful background, looks that compliment a colorful background, and looks that match a colorful background. I’ll go over each of the filters I used for the photos so you can see how they affect each image. Continue reading “A Color Story Filters: How to Make Colors Pop!”