3 ways to give new life to old travel photos ⛵✨


Everyday is throwback day during quarantine, I’m I right? I’ve been seeing more travel pics on my feed lately than back when people were actually allowed to take trips haha! So let’s think of creative ways to post old travel photos and make them special, shall we? Here are 3 ideas I came up with.…

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How I create my feeds using Photoshop

Finally, I know! 🙏🏽🌻 Here is the post many of you have asked for, and I’ve been meaning to write for so long! Creating Instagram feeds using photoshop 1. I do all my feed planning on Photoshop. Being a designer, I strongly believe that it’s the best way to place and edit each and every…

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Aesthetic feed: Instagram Highlight covers design ideas


Hello there! 🦔💕 If you’re working to improve your Instagram’s design in a cohesive and unique way, you’ve probably considered matching the highlight covers to your whole aesthetic. They’re perfect to accentuate even more the style you’re going for, no doubt about it! So here’s a few design ideas I came up with, that I…

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Instagram feed theme: Bliss

Hey! 😌✌🏽 Welcome back to my blog guys, how are you all doing? This is such a special feed I’ve design and I couldn’t wait to share it with you. I’ve started designing full themes for the store, which is something I’ve always wanted to do. And this is one of my favorites without a…

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How to create a clipping mask with Photoshop


Hey there guys, Quick intro: I’ll post a series of Photoshop essential tools and tricks starting with this one. There won’t be any long, difficult advanced tutorials in this series, only quick, easy and straight to the point guides on how to do stuff 🦄🦄🦄 I use clipping masks A LOT, and if you’ve purchased…

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How to design social media posts using ONLY PowerPoint

social media post design using power point

Hey guys! I’m so excited to finally publish the second post of my glitter girl series. I’ve been working for a few days on it, and just like the first post, I think the result is super special and unique 💖☺ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oT49pJBg9Wk The goal here is to teach you how to create social media posts…

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3 easy aesthetic edit ideas using free apps


Hey guys! 🐞 These three aesthetic edits I’m sharing with you on this post today are super easy to do, and require nothing but free apps. The ideas can be used to create an Instagram feed with a cohesive theme, or in random designs. I did create a feed design with each one of the…

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Happy #MerMay! Here’s a beautiful png mermaid tail for you to play with

As you all know, May is all about the mermaids 🧜🏽‍♀️🧜🏽🐚🌊💦 #MerMay has become a wonderful tradition in the art digital community, and I couldn’t wait to participate. Instead of an illustration, I’ll give my contribution in form of a timelapse video of a Photoshop manipulation of a lady diving into the ocean being turned…

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Introducing: the Aesthetic Design Shop by Lu Amaral Studio

Hey guys, how are you all holding up? 💖 With all that has happened lately in the world, the launching of my online design store here on the blog did not go as I had expected, for obvious reasons.. But it is up, and I’ve been getting the best feedback from all of you have…

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How to have an aesthetic Instagram feed – Part 5 of 5: Uniqueness

And here we finally are, chicas. We’ve reached the last post of our Instagram feed special! 🦄💜 We’ve been through the importance of brightness, alignment, disposition, filters and now we’ll talk about uniqueness.That finishing touch that will make your feed authentic, special and different from everyone else’s 💖💫🤩 Of course, this step is optional. You…

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How to have an aesthetic Instagram feed – Part 3 of 5: Disposition


I’ll start the post apologizing for the delay! 😣 I was supposed to have published this post sooner, but the last days were super busy around here with a lot of stuff going on! Anyway, shall we resume our special? 💖💫 If you haven’t read the previous posts yet, we’ve already talked about the importance…

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How to have an aesthetic Instagram feed – Part 2 of 5: Alignment


Hey guys! Continuing our special in 5 steps of how to have an Instagram feed that is neat, beautiful and authentic (I keep changing these three words to keep you interested haha), today we’ll focus on the ALIGNMENT. Yesterday I wrote a lot about the importance of brightening the photos well, so if you haven’t…

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How to have an aesthetic Instagram feed – Part 1 of 5: Brightness


Hey chicas! 🌻🧡 As I mentioned in the introductory post, a series of posts on Instagram feed organization starts today here on the blog, with tips on how to have the pretty, authentic, organized instagram feed of your dreams. I’m super excited about this series, and hope it will be helpful! So let’s jump to…

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Aesthetic edit tutorial: 5 tips to create beautiful mockups easily


I looove creating mockups! I use them to showcase my work on social media and here on the blog, and sometimes to present designs created for clients too. It looks more professional and helps them (and me!) visualize the layouts 🤩😍 First of all, in case you’re wondering what is a mockup in graphic design:…

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Cute & soft Canva font pairings to try


No matter how I experiment with different types of aesthetic, I always end up coming back to soft. It’s my favourite vibe, I can’t get enough of it! And when it comes to fonts, I love the cute types with feminine curves and perhaps a touch of innocent handwriting… those are so lovely! I know…

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