On the quest to make our Instagram pages look as good as possible, we鈥檝e picked up a few photo editing tips and tricks. But one of the best-kept secrets on Instagram is that most of those fantastic pictures you鈥檙e scrolling through on your feed were NOT taken on a phone. They were most likely taken on a pretty professional camera and then uploaded via mobile.

Woman taking picture with smartphone of Snaefellsnes glacier, Iceland

So how can someone, armed with just their camera phone, compete with professional equipment? Photoshop. And before you freak out and say you don鈥檛 know how to use the program, don鈥檛 panic. It鈥檚 super easy, and we鈥檙e going to walk you through it.聽Here鈥檚 how you can fool everyone into thinking you just picked up a spankin鈥 new professional camera using just a little bit of Photoshop magic.

Let鈥檚 take, for example, any selfie you鈥檝e recently taken or a pic of a friend. Basically just any portrait of a person. Open it in Photoshop. Make a duplicate layer by pressing Command + J.

Now you鈥檙e going to use the 鈥淚ris Blur鈥 effect. Find it in聽Filter > Blur Gallery > Iris Blur. Basically all you have to do is put the center dot right in the middle of your subject鈥檚 face (top of the nose should work just fine), and then move the outer circles around to the borders of the face. You can play around with the points until you find a level of blur you like.

Now save, and bada bing, bada boom 鈥 your subject is now popping out from the background and you鈥檝e got a pretty professional-looking photo. Upload it to Insta and get ready for all the likes to pour in.

What鈥檚 your number one iPhone hack? Let us know @BritandCo!

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