Most of us can admit to having spent a considerable chunk of time scrolling through Instagram wondering what life is actually like for influencers: Would the endless notifications get annoying? What really happens at all those cool-seeming events? Would you get votes on your Insta polls from more than just your mom and best friend? Turns out, the influencer life is a lot easier to attain than you might think. All you need is your phone, Lightroom (Adobe's all-in-one photo-editing app), and Adobe Spark (the app that lets you create multiuse graphics from templates and professional filters).
To prove it, we put both apps to the test in the Adobe artist studio at 29Rooms San Francisco. The studio came fully equipped with a pop-art backdrop; giant transparent colored filters; and an editing bar, where guests transformed their photos with editing presets and graphic elements like typography, design filters, and icons. With just a few taps and swipes, they created photos on the same level as those of many Insta celebs.