PART TWO: Limited Edition Collection (Part 1)

The Ultimate VSCO Cam Guide - Part Two - Limited Edition Collection Part 1 - Little Eli

Hello photo editors!

I know you've been eagerly awaiting the next entry of this series! So today I bring you the second installment, which is also part 1 of a 3 piece series. Yeah, no, that's not confusing at all. 

This is the first part of a three part series covering the Limited Edition Collection of Presets. You can find it in the VSCO Cam in-app store for $7 (marked down from $16 for a limited time), and contains a whopping 38 presets!

Check out the intro and a breakdown of whats to come. This is not sponsored in any way. I use VSCO for all my mobile photo editing, and I think this resource needed to exist on the internet, so I made it. Simple as that.

UPDATE: In the recent VSCO cam update, they added a feature that not only syncs your photos across multiple devices, but also your presets! Which is awesome! I thought I was going to have to buy them all over again on my iPad app but nay!! So I'm pretty happy cause that too.

On to the photos!

And don't forget to tag your edits #vscocamwitheli so I can check them out!

These are the unedited photos. one for skin tone, one for outdoor/landscape and one for color. all taken outside in neutral lighting, with my Galaxy S3.

These are the unedited photos. one for skin tone, one for outdoor/landscape and one for color. all taken outside in neutral lighting, with my Galaxy S3.

The Vibrant Classic Series - The Ultimate VSCO Cam Guide - Little Eli

ABOVE: C1, C2, and C3. The Vibrant Classic Series. 

C1: A warm filter that will have yellow or rosy under tones depending on your display. Brightens, yet retains shadows and contrast. 

C2: Colors stay pretty true. Good for lightening up dark photos. Doesn't reveal much detail in dark areas though. 

C3: Probably my favorite of the 3. Colors are still rich and vibrant with good brightening and detail retention. Doesn't over saturate skin tones. Very similar to C2, just not as exposed.

The Mellow Fade Series - The Ultimate VSCO Cam Guide - Little Eli

ABOVE: F1, F2, and F3. The Mellow Fade Series. 

F1:  Stays pretty true to color, slightly rosy tint. Smooths skin, while brightening and enhancing contrast. Neutral overall color. Enhances sharpness.

F2: A cooling filter. Brightens and reduces contrast. Colors not as intense. 

F3: Yellow filter. Brightens and lessens contrast. Smooths skin color. Brings out highlights and darkens shadows.

The Portrait Series - The Ultimate VSCO Cam Guide - Little Eli

ABOVE: G1, G2, and G3. The Portrait Series. You can see the editing guide from VSCO on this series here

G1: Accentuates skin tone and applies a subtle warmth. Adds vibrancy and slight contrast.

G2: Makes yellow and orange tones pop. Skin tones get extra glow. For colorful photos that are falling flat. Applies extreme warmth.

G3: For portraits with dramatic lighting that could benefit from a bit more vibrancy and tone. Darkens shadows, creamy complexions. Subtle. 

The Analog Classic Series - The Ultimate VSCO Cam Guide - Little Eli

ABOVE: K1, K2, and K3. The Analog Classic Series. 

K1: Warm yellow filter. A bit too much yellow for me, but adds interesting depth to imagery. Makes greens pop. Mutes blues.

K2: Very red/orange filter. Along with general photo enhancements. Ups color saturation.

K3: Blues are bluer while still being a deep, warm overall filter. Doesn't brighten as much as it enhances contrast and depth. It's pretty much the only filter I use on the @elimakesthings Instagram because it's a great "general" enhancer, and adds just enough personality. (On my top 10 list for sure)

The Faded & Moody Series - The Ultimate VSCO Cam Guide - Little Eli

ABOVE: T1, T2, and T3. The Faded & Moody Series. (Lives up to the name.)

T1: A cool yellow filter. Washes out image. Colors unsaturated & blacks and whites become grays. 

T2: Pretty neutral, slightly cooling filter. Brightens and washes out subtle details. 

T3: Cool rosy filter. Black become dark pink. Mutes colors in a wash of rose


UPDATE: I started the tag #vscocamwitheli.
So tag your edits with it because I want to check them out!
I would absolutely LOVE to see what you've been photographing!


There you have it! The first part in this 3 part series breaking down The Limited Edition Collection. Head back to the intro, or continue on to Part 3: The Limited Edition Collection.

Did you get a chance to play with these?
What's your favorite preset so far?