How to take depth effect selfies on your iPhone X

The iPhone X ranks among the best camera phones on the market. This year, the Cupertino company bakes a lot of innovative features into the device’s camera system. One such feature is TrueDepth technology. The TrueDepth camera replaces the FaceTime camera we have already seen on past iPhone models. The technology is not restricted to authenticating Face ID, as it now allows users to create professional and fantastic selfies.

Apple’s latest flagship phone also introduces the new Portrait Lighting effect feature which allows you to create amazing depth effect photos from your iPhone without the need for a $2000 camera setup.

In this guide, we will walk you through the steps to take depth effect selfies on your iPhone X. Before we get started, note that the iPhone X is officially available worldwide following the launch event. You can grab the iPhone X at a local Apple Store and an authorized reseller.

How to take depth effect selfies on your iPhone X

Step one: First off, launch the Camera app from your home screen and then make sure you switch to the front-facing camera

Step two: Once you are done, hit the Portrait mode and then tap on your face. After that, follow the on-screen instructions to move the phone

Step three: When you see the Portrait Lighting effects on the screen, just simply swipe to switch between different effects (Studio and Stage)

Step four: Once you are done, you will see the preview of your selfie. When you are satisfied with you work, hit the shutter button to complete the task.

How to add Portrait Lighting from the Photos app on your iPhone X

You can quickly add a Portrait Lighting effect to your selfie from the Photos app. The process is pretty simple and we will show you how in the section below.

Step one: Launch the Photos app from your home screen and then select your photo

Step two: Hit the Edit button at the top right corner of the screen and then swipe between the effects. Once you are done, hit the Save button to complete the task.

How to remove Portrait Lighting effect and Portrait mode from your photos

If you change your mind, you can easily remove Portrait Lighting effect and Portrait mode from your photos. However, the process may be a little bit confusing to some users. With that in mind, we are here to help.

Step one: Launch the Photos app on your device and then hit the Edit button

Step two: Once you are in, you should see the Portrait Lighting carousel. Swipe between the effects until you reach Natural Light.

Step three: Hit the Portrait mode button at the top to turn off Portrait mode.

Also read: How to transfer your WhatsApp messages to your new iPhone

Got any questions? Let us know in the comments below.

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