I’ve been asked a bunch lately how I get the soft heart bokeh on my instagram pictures so I thought I’d write up a quick little post about it. I have an android phone so I am using a free app called PicsArt – you can download it here.
I’ve tried a few different editing apps for android and I like this one the most. It lets you add text, filters, draw, and change things like saturation or contrast. I like playing around with my instagram photos since I’m not trying to be technically perfect when taking pictures with my camera phone and the heart bokeh is a fun way to frame a shot.
To get the heart bokeh, you just go to EDIT and then open your photo. Choose MASK, then BOKEH and scroll over until you see the neutral colored hearts. You can also go to MASK and then ARTISTIC and find multi-colored heart bokeh.
Click on the hearts and it will give you the option to rotate them around on your photo until you like their position.
Click the checkmark to save and then you’ll see a little SHARE icon (it looks like a <) and you can upload your photo directly to instagram, twitter, facebook or email from there.
Hope that helps!