Basic Photo Editing Tips Using Pixlr
Ciao lovelies! Sorry for the unexpected absence last week, I was working through a serious case of burnout! But now I'm back and ready to share some basic photo editing tips using the online photo editor, Pixlr.
Before I begin, just a disclaimer, all opinions shared in this piece are my own, I have no sponsorship from Pixlr and this article is not influenced in any way except by my own personal experiences/opinions.
That being said let's get into this!
Pixlr is an online photo editor that has many functions. If you want a full photoshop experience, they have a editor HERE that works much like photoshop. If you want some basic but powerful tools like a collage maker, filter additions, basic adjustments, etc, Pixlr Express (HERE) is the tool for you. Today I will be talking about Pixlr Express which is what I use to edit photos. (Soon I will show you all the tool I use to create graphics!)
I will be showing some basic edits to enhance and add interest to photos. All photos were taken on an iPhone 7.
This first photo was a night-time shot, taken under a street lamp. All I did to this photo in Pixlr Express was hit the button for "Auto-Fix" which can be found under the "adjustment" tab. The "AutoFix" tool is very powerful and can make photos look much better.
To edit this photo, I selected the "adjustment" tab and then selected the "focal" option. I chose "Color boost" instead of blurring, and turned up the intensity. Focal color boost can make flowers look really cool, and can add other details, which I will be explaining on another photo.
For this photo, all I did was go to the "Effect" tab, use the "Subtle" options and selected filter called "Ingrid". Subtley sometimes really is key.
Remember the color boost focal option I talked about earlier? I used that to enhance Shizuka's eyes, then used the "overlay" tab, selected "retro poster" and used the "beam" filter.
Lastly, for this photo I used focal color boost on the flowers, then I used the "overlay" option, selected "default" and then chose the "rainbow" option. I rotated the overlay to make it look better.
Using Pixlr as a quick editor for photos, in my opinion, is great. This is a great option for people who don't want to deal with the complexities of Photoshop, but want fantastic looking photos.
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