Photography meets digital art. Learn how to capture your dream Instagram aesthetics using these trendy techniques.

Incorporating digital art into your Instagram pictures is the perfect way to stand out in the age of endless scrolling. The sky's the limit when it comes to the different types of edits you can make, and Adobe Creative Cloud makes it easier than ever. Use tools like Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Lightroom.

Need some inspo to get started? Check out these trendy editing techniques below, and create the artsy Instagram aesthetic you’ve always wanted.

Subtle Shapes

Adding Shapes to Photos

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Adding subtle shapes is an easy way to give your photo a scrapbook-like feel. The pop of color is sure to brighten the photo, add depth and grab your followers’ attention.

One of a Kind Outlines

Trendy Photo Edits


Digitally tracing the subject of your photo is a fun, simple way to bend reality. It puts a spotlight on the mind of an artist.



Bold Backgrounds

Creative Photo Backgrounds


Trade in that boring background for an eye-catching work of art! You set the scene with this editing technique.


Step up Your Style

Stylish Photo Edits


Digital art is a great way to express your style. This editing technique is a creative way to show off your outfit and your art.

For more tips, check out how to edit your instagram pics like a pro on the Adobe Make it Center.

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