VSCO Recipe Series 003 :: free T1 Filter

Hi guys!!

SO sorry I’ve been so MIA. I’ve just been swamped with my full time job & well, health issues. I know I’ve mentioned this a few times, but we’ve been getting the ball rolling with allergy tests among other things to finally nix what it is that has made me feel so awful for oh so long. It’s strangely relieving but all that said, I haven’t had much energy over the past few weeks so I apologize for not being here!

To be a little vulnerable, when so much stuff like that is going on, I find it has been a bit hard to stay inspired or let alone edit an instagram photo.

THAT SAID, something that always inspires me is travel and we are traveling the next 2 weeks so I’m excited to get my groove back!

We are off to Los Angeles for the holidays again & then the week after, New York!

If you have any reccs, PLEASE let me know!! They are two of my favourite cities in the US so I am just excited to get back there & let that energy just flow.

Anyways, that’s all I got – how are you guys doing? Anything new?? OH! I’ve been working on my Spotify a lot and making some fun playlists. Follow me on spotify HERE 🙂

Let’s get into the VSCO Filter Recipe series! We are still working through the free filters that come with Instagram. Today we are getting faded over here 😉

VSCO filter :: T1

cost :: free!

The T-series is the Faded & Moody series. T1 comes free with VSCO, but you can get T2 & T3 in the Limited Edition Pack for $8.99. I mentioned that pack when I did the G3 series here but I highly recc getting it since it comes with my OG favourite series – the P-Instant.

As you can imagine, the T series has a heavy fade which can add to the drama of the photos. This one goes really well with darker images but to keep things to my aesthetic, I took a more “technicolour” route to it.

T1 lends a heavey fade and lower exposure. I generally lower the exposure, but here I upped it to lend a nice brightness to balance out the moodiness to it. To keep the matte-retro effect to the photos, I saved the highlights a significant amount. Since I am upping the exposure, this keeps things from getting too bright.

I was going for a cotton candy, technicolour look to this so I had fun with the saturation, tint, highlight & shadow tint. A positive tint gives things a pink hue, so I upped that almost halfway through (+6 is the highest you can go). On the same note, if you lower the skin tone, it also give things a pink touch, so I lowered it slightly. I tinted my shadows purple & highlights blue to keep things bright, cool, & complementary. I love adding blue highlights because it lends it that 90s TV look which I just love

Since I am keeping things blue, I lowered the temperature slightly to really complement the blue tints

Per usual, I added a slight kiss of grain & fade. I add this to almost every photo as I love how dreamy it makes it look. Since this filter is already SO faded, I just did a slight amount.

Enjoy! Let me know if you have any questions. xx Shannon

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  • Comments ( 10 )

  • I’m so sorry you’re swamped with work and health issues. I can totally relate and really hope you get to the bottom of this ASAP. It’s such a draining process but, at least for me, finally knowing WHAT the issue is was a huge relief. I hope those answers are right around the corner for you! I’m just so sorry it has been such a long process.

    • Kasie, you are the sweetest. Thank you for the kind words! It’s weird like now getting the ball rolling on things has been SO relieving after months and months of nothing or waiting. Your love & support seriously means the world to me. Thank you!! x

  • Shruthi R. Parker

    Awh girl I am sorry you have not been feeling well and that work has been crazy. I know what you mean of wanting to get into the photos/writing but just being worn out from work and health bleh. But I am so happy that you are getting to travel so soon and that its got you back on your feet! Also, creating VSCO tutorials is a brilliant idea! I love how your photos are unique to your style and you’re teaching people how they can create the same effect!

    • Thanks Shruthi! It’s comforting to hear you can relate. Sometimes in this world, there’s a pressure ot just be so ON all the time that turning off was what was needed. I am so, so, so glad you enjoy this series too! It’s something I take VERY seriously but I totally understand how intimidating VSCO can be! If there’s ever a vibe or specific vsco filter you wanna see just holla girl! x

  • Natalie Goodwin

    I love that you’re going through the VSCO filters. Also, super excited for you to go to NYC. I hope to get back there next summer too! It’s just the best city! Hopefully, you will get to feeling better soon!

    xoxo, Natalie
    http://www.rachelgreenandprettythings.com

    • Thanks Natalie!! I am so excited to get there & I haven’t been when it’s cold. Here in SF, we have NO idea what seasons are. LMK any filters you wanna see babe! x Shannon

  • I’m so sorry you haven’t been feeling well. I hope you’re better. Thanks for this VSCO filter set though! It’s super cute!

    xo, Ilse

    http://www.livelearnluxeit.com

    • Thanks Ilse!! I appreciate the well wishes and so glad you like this filter set! It’s my favourite one I made so far 🙂 x

  • Brianna

    so excited for you to visit New York!!!! I can’t wait till the day I get to visit there myself! Have you tried the Halal Guys??? It’s on my bucket list on places to eat in New York lol There’s actually one out here in Las Vegas but I haven’t seen the rave about this one like I have for the one in New York!

    • AH! I haven’t been but we have one here in SF that is ALL the rage. I need to get on that train and try that infamous white sauce! Thanks for the recc – no place better to try it than it’s home base!!! Happy hump day girl 🙂 xx Shannon

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