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6 Alternative Photo Filters to Mix Up Your Photo Editing

Though just about everyone under the sun is capturing and editing photos, the landscape of effects and filters can get a little monotonous. It’s always the same old vintage and retro style filters, but isn’t life more fun when we mix things up?

We’re checking out refreshing alternatives and exploring 6 amazing photo effects that will take your editing beyond the same recycled filters. Let’s see what else is out there, have fun, and try new things. Our editor of choice is PicsArt, a free picture editor that works great on phones and tablets across the board.

Let’s take a look at 6 instant photo effects that you can start using right now.

1. Color Gradient


Color Gradient is an effect that you should always consider when editing, especially for photos with clean and minimal backgrounds. It washes your shots in a shifting color spectrum of light, and the results can knock your socks off. Customize the colors and intensity to suit your palette.

2. Pixelated


Because effects can be painted and erased off of specific areas with PicsArt, there really is a handcrafted element in how you meld a photo and effect. Pixelated is one of the funnest effects to use in this way, stylizing your photo by painting on pixels.

3. Ivory


Faded nostalgic filters are all well and good, but you don’t have to always wash everything out to get that nostalgic feel. Vintage Ivory offers a refreshing twist, bathing your photos in a pearly sheen that it’s not just nostalgic, but also vibrant.

4. Watercolor


If you love making posters, cards, or graphic design in general, Watercolor is one of several transformative artistic effects that you’ll find yourself reaching for again and again. If you want something with a hand-painted look, it’s great to have this in your back pocket. Throw it on the whole photo, or paint it on selectively with your finger.

5. Warm Color


Sometimes, a photo that looks so cold and drab that it’s beyond salvage just needs a megadose of heat.

6. Holga 1


Holga 1 is about taking all of the photo qualities that would seem defective on a normal camera, and embracing them. Light leaks, distortions, and harsh resolution give your photos an edgy artistic makeover.


Ready to try something new and refreshing in your photo editing? Download the PicsArt app for free on Android, iOS or Windows Phone to break your old habits and explore new editing horizons!

This post was provided by PicsArt , a mobile photo editing app that provides people with a canvas for creating, collaborating, and exploring. With a full creative suite for photo editing, PicsArt makes it easy to create beautiful images, no matter where you are.

December 9, 2016

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