Ever since the 2020 shutdown, powerful social media platforms like TikTok have singlehandedly come to manage some aspect of our everyday lives. From endless dance challenges to keep viewers entertained to life hacks that you never knew you needed until the moment of discovery, the app is, simply put, addicting. The sheer amount of genius TikTok hacks swirling around on the app is almost unbelievable. Of course, not every TikTok trend raking in the views is something that’ll change your life — but some of them might make your life look a little more aesthetic. TikTokers have come up with a particular photo-editing technique that turns ordinary camera-roll selfies and everyday snaps into a vibey, sun-kissed dream, as if you’re constantly living in that stunning 5 o’clock glow.
All that this golden-hour photo hack requires are an iPhone and a selfie of your choice. From there, you’ll use your iPhone’s standard editing tools to jump into a world of adjusting vibrance, hues, saturation, and more that’ll take your picture through a journey of twists and turns — but trust the process! Once this photo-editing hack is all done, it’ll have easily transformed your picture into one of your best-edited selfies to date. TikTok user @anaugazz‘s video of the hack has a whopping 13 million views so far and has inspired a slew of other users to give this photo trick a try for themselves. Psst . . . the results are good every. single. time.
How to Do the TikTok iPhone Photo-Editing Hack
Here’s a step-by-step guide to editing your photos with this hack:
- Set exposure and brilliance to 100 (optional).
- Set highlights to -35.
- Set shadows to -28.
- Set contrast to -30.
- Set brightness to -15.
- Set black point to 10.
- Set saturation to 10.
- Set vibrance to 8.
- Set warmth to 10.
- Set tint to 39.
- Set sharpness to 14.
- Set vignette to 23.
- Set brilliance and exposure to 0 (only if you did the first step).
TikTok Photo-Editing-Hack Examples
i tried the new tik tok iphone editing “hack” 👀 no edits ⮕ edits pic.twitter.com/aAXY7AJVTZ
— ✿ JAZMIN ✿ (@jazmintheegreat) May 1, 2021