Top 3 Coolest Photo Editing Effects

July 31, 2017 28 By EngineerMommy

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.

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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.

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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!
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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.

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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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