It's time to step up your selfie game, especially if all of your selfies tend to have the same vapid look and feel. There are plenty of techniques for better selfie-taking, and I've already shown you a few iPhone tricks, like making yourself look thinner and using hand gestures to get situated better. Now I'll show you how to give your followers something to really "like"—celebrities.
Using the free iOS app Doublie, you can add some comedic relief to selfies by adding celeb overlays (among other types)—without having to stalk any celebrities in real life. Just imagine you and Ryan Gosling, Jennifer Lawrence, or Nicki Minaj in a group selfie (aka "usie") together.
Open the app and tap on the overlay gallery icon. You can choose from various overlays, such as animals, athletes, celebrities, "thug life," and "ratchet," among countless others.
After you've chosen your overlay, take a picture (in portrait or landscape) with Doublie, or upload one from your Camera Roll. The Doublie camera interface comes with some basic tools for zooming in, flash, and selfies.
Don't worry about making the image match perfectly with the overlay, you can edit the composition afterwards.
You can adjust the size of the overlay with pinching gestures, and you can rotate the overlay as well by placing two fingers on it and turning. To adjust the contrast or brightness of the overlay image, use the scales located on the left and right of the screen. With enough tinkering, you can make your selfies look pretty realistic.
Once you feel confident with your image, select Next and choose where to share it. You can also just tap Done and save it to your Camera Roll.
Not satisfied with the built-in options, or have a particular image in mind? It's easy to create your very own overlay. Just tap the addition sign while the overlay gallery is open, choose an image, and follow the prompts that require you to crop and highlight areas of the chosen image.
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