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Thank you to Fotor for collaborating with me on this post. All opinions are mine alone.

I am always taking pictures… pictures of my kids at the beach, pictures at their graduations, pictures of funny moments throughout the day. I love keeping track of both special milestones and everyday moments with beautiful photographs. When I need to edit a photo or just generally spruce it up, I turn to Fotor. Keep reading to see three of my favorite photo editing effects!

Top 3 Coolest Photo Editing Effects

1. Blur the background!
We took this picture of Sophia running toward the water at the beach a few days ago. We love this image and wanted to spruce it up a bit. One of my favorite ways to spruce up a picture is to blur the background and keep the star of the image in focus. This image is perfect for this effect, because most of the shot is sand and water, so it lends itself perfectly to the blurring effect.

I used the Tilt Shear Filter on Fotor to create this effect. There are two options to this filter: either a liner version (to highlight a rectangle shape in the shot) or a circular version (to highlight a round shape in the shot). I selected the linear version for this image. I also selected the Scene – Night effect for this image, which brightened the image significantly.

Ready to see the Before & After? Check it out below!

Photo Editing Effects

Photo Editing Effects

Photo Editing Effects

Photo Editing Effects

2. Transform into an artistic style!
We went to the zoo a few weeks ago and took an adorable up-close shot of a horse. I love the original version of this image, because it’s such a vibrant picture of a horse in its natural habitat. However, I knew I’d be able to spruce up the shot with some of the effects from Fotor. I used their GoArt- Artificial Intelligence photo effects, where you render photos to have the same style as famous paintings. The effect I selected is called Early Autumn and I’m truly in love with the final result. I can’t believe how stunning this effect is. Plus, it only took one click to create this gorgeous transformation.

Ready to see the Before & After? Check it out below!

Photo Editing Effects

Photo Editing Effects

Photo Editing Effects

Photo Editing Effects

3. Use beauty filters!
A few months ago, the kids and I went to a ceramic pottery painting class. The kids absolutely loved the experience and I have this cute pic of Charlotte & I. Another one of my favorite features at Fotor is their extensive Beauty effects. For this photo, I didn’t use any filters on Charlotte, but for me, I used the following Beauty effects:

  • Smoothing (to remove wrinkles & blemishes)
  • Blush (to add a bit more color to my cheeks)
  • Eyeshadow (to create a bit of dimension to the eyes)
  • Mascara (to more definition to my lashes)
  • Lip Tint (to add more color to my lips)
  • Teeth Whitening (to brighten my smile)

It’s so easy with Fotor to get that perfectly-airbrushed look from the comfort of home! Trust me, this set of tools is so much fun. Once you get started, you will want to improve all your photos!

Ready to see the Before & After? Check it out below!

Photo Editing Effects

Photo Editing Effects

Photo Editing Effects

Photo Editing Effects

I have been using Fotor to improve my photos for a while now (remember this post where I first introduced them). Here are just some of the reasons why I love their platform:

  • Save work to the cloud! Don’t worry about finishing your work in one sitting. You can come back to it at a later date, even from another computer.
  • Edit photos online! Use their suite of filters to adjust color, size, light and so much more!
  • Use cool photo effects! Use one of their photo effects to completely transform your shots with just one click.
  • Airbrush faces! Use their beauty effects to add / airbrush makeup, blush, lipstick, mascara and more.
  • Use a template! If you’re trying to create a stunning social media cover photo, use one of their convenient templates and get a stunning result in minutes.
  • Work with the experts! Fotor has processed billions of photos over the years and boasts over 200M+ users on their platform. See how their expertise makes your work so much easier.

Keep up with Fotor on Facebook & Instagram.

Now, I’d love to hear from you. How do you edit your photos? Have you ever tried all the features available at Fotor?

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27 Responses to “Top 3 Coolest Photo Editing Effects”

  1. It is so fun to edit photos. I could spend hours playing around all the different fun editing tricks

  2. I love using filters and effects! They’re so much fun to play with and see what I can do with a photo.

  3. These are all great suggestions. Filters and effects are a ton of fun. I remember when you had to have effects done by a professional.

  4. These are great suggestions. I have seen them before but never tried to use them on a photo! It really changes the look of the pictures!

  5. These are some fun edits. I need to do more with my photos. I like the background blur.

  6. These are all great apps for different takes on a photo. I really love the artistic one, I would love that one the best.

  7. These are great photo editing effects to try. I have a few photos where it would look cool to blur the background.

  8. Oh wow, I love these! That artistic one is amazing! I need to check this out!

  9. I use Fotor for my images as well. It’s a really nice program that is free which I love! I do want to try their paid version sometime though as there are SO MANY effects I can unlock!

  10. These are great apps to check. I love editing my photos. The beauty filter sounds amazing.

  11. These all sound like great photo editing effects!! I will have to pass these eon to my friends!!

  12. Oh wow these are some interesting photo effects. The beauty filters on you I had to do a double take.

  13. I am all about messing around with my photos and making that more artsy. These are all great ways to do that.

  14. I just downloaded Fotor. I have never heard of it before!

  15. Really nice photo editing effects. I only use one from my iPhone but I seldom use it though.

  16. Those are great effects to use. I get frustrated when I take photos on the fly and then when I look at them later, they seem unusable. This would definitely help to be able to salvage some pics.

  17. This is a great guide for people who are struggling to edit their photos! I think it’s awesome that you shared this!

  18. These photo editors are awesome. I will try them.

  19. Oh wow! These are so nice and unique, I love playing my photos with different app or filters as well.

  20. I have heard of Fotor before but have never really looked into it. Those photo editing effects are really neat!

  21. I pray that God sends me a husband that loves photography because it isn’t my ministry. – yolonda

  22. It is so fun to play around in photo editing apps!! you got some good edits here!

  23. I’ve heard of Fotor before. I am a big fan of Adobe products, and use Photoshop on a daily basis. Pretty satisfied with the result but the application is slowing down my computer.

  24. I love taking pictures as well, but I’ve never tried editing them on Fotor. Will check it out. Your edited photos look great!

  25. As a blogger that relies a LOT on photos for my blog posts and social media, editing apps are a most! Will have to check Fotor out.

  26. Fabulous! You and your daughter are so beautiful. I would love to give this a try.

  27. Oh my goodness I love the burred background photo you did. It has such a fantastic impact and pulls emotion. I also love the artistic edit on the horse photo as it wasn’t in focus and chances are a photo I would have deleted but if it was the only one I had I would have been so sad about that. The edit saves it in a wonderful way and looks amazing!

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