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.
Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed learning about this online editor! Please be sure to enter our current CONTEST to win a super fun kawaii care package, OFT merch, and a K-Pop Plushie!

If you like what we do here, please follow us on our new Twitter, or our Facebook page, YouTube, or even Bloglovin!
If you really love us, please consider buying some Merch! All merch purchases go to making more better content for you all!
Thanks again for reading, I love you all, and I’ll see you in our next post!


  1. Nice Color correction! The designer must be professional photo color correction. It is realistic work and this article very comfortable. Thanks for sharing your tips and tricks with us.

    1. Aw thank you! I'm no professional, I just like to edit as an amateur. Thanks for the feedback!

  2. Amazing article it is. I really enjoy your post. Thanks


Type your thoughts here!