So, you want to style up your photos? Add some of that aestheticc that seems to be so trendy these days? I’ve compiled some awesome (and mostly free) aesthetic graphic design tools perfect for getting that Vaporwavey feel.

Call it Aesthetic, Vaporwave, Retrowave, or Outrun (Yes, I know that these have different subcultures) these Retro styles are ALL the rage these days.

The question is – how do you go about creating some of this for your business? Well, here are some tools and apps that are great for creating your own Aesthetic style.

Image Glitch Tool

This is a really easy tool for creating a basic glitch effect for a photo. Just use the sliders to find your desired effect. You can upload your own photos to the site, and there’s no watermarks or any other “gates.” It even works on mobile too!

This is a go to tool for me when I’m trying to create something “glitchy” fast. Check it out at the link!

Image Glitch Tool

Vaporcam

If you’re willing to pay for an app on iPhone (there is a free version), Vaporcam is a great tool for creating Aesthetic effects pretty fast. There’s a bunch of really cool filters, stickers, and basic tools you can use to style up your photos. There aren’t a ton of customization options as far as glitches or other effects – but I think it’s a pretty decent app. Check it out at the link!

Vaporcam Apple Store

Glitch Design Tool

This Android app is amazing for creating glitchy effects. From pixelation to burns, there’s a lot of cool features in this app. It’s pretty easy to use, and there’s even a few neat video options that you can use to create glitchy gifs!

Glitch

Giphy

Yes! The vast Gif search engine is a great place to find retro and Vaporwavey style clips. Download a bunch of gifs and combine them with a few of your brands clips to make a sweet retro-style video.

Giphy

Adaptiff

This neat little design tool (think like a super basic Canva with a bunch of templates) has a bunch of aestheticy style posts with 3D effects, gradients, and more!

Adaptiff

Graphic Design Gradients

Ah! Gradients. I love gradients. They make everything so much fun, and are great for evoking a retro feel. This awesome website had over 100 gradients you can use for free!

Web Gradients

Nightwave Plaza

Last, but not least, don’t forget to set the mood for your aesthetic creations with some Vaporwave/Lo-Fi music. This ad free streaming radio evokes the perfect atmosphere!

Nightwave Plaza