By: Emma Chapman
Hi Friends! The effects packs in A Color Story are some of my very favorite elements to use on my phone photography. Adding even a very subtle (or not so subtle) effect can completely change the vibe of a photo. I also think an otherwise boring (or even lower quality) photo can get a big boost of personality just by adding an effect.
The Confetti pack was really fun to work on. The goal was to create effects that would add a whimsy and atmosphere to any photo. The inspiration behind the pack was to mostly imitate the look of bokeh in photography as well as the lights that can be thrown from neon signs or other city elements at night. Of course these effects are great on darker images, especially those that may have been taken during the later hours of the day but hey can add a little fun to any photo as well.
Here are my top three tips for using any A Color Story effects but especially the Confetti pack:
move the effect around your image
This is SO helpful in case part of the effect lands in an area of your photo (like someone’s face) that just doesn’t look right. Simply use your finger to move the effect around your photo.
adjust the opacity
This can make a really big difference when using the Confetti pack effects.
layer the same effect multiple times
I think of this like makeup, sometimes you want to build up one element to get the perfect amount of coverage. Every photo is unique so how you use the effects can be too.
Here are some photos using the Confetti pack: