Tutorial: Retouch Photos with the Eye Effects

The eyes, a.k.a. the windows to your freakin’ soul, are the most important part of any portrait. But sometimes they’re caught in a blink, a cross, an “uuuhhhhhhhh what?” moment that betrays your typical...

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5 quick and dirty tips to amp up your product photos

Our Top 5 Basic Product Photography Tips

by Beryl Ayn Young If you’re a creative blogger or online shop owner, you know just how important quality product photography will be to your bottom line. Your potential customers want to see...

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10 Superhero Origin Stories Told with Emoji

Emoji is the universal language, so to preserve the legacy of these modern-day myths, we’re telling superhero emoji origin stories. 1. The Hulk Image via EntertainThis. 2. The Flash Image via ComicVine. 3....

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Get the Look: Pop Art

In 1962, Andy Warhol released the Marilyn Diptych. In a coupla minutes, you’ll be able to turn any of your photos into a pop art masterpiece. The first example will be a screamingly...

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Watch the first of PicMonkey's tutorials on how to touch up a photo.

Tutorial: Basic Photo Retouching

The camera won’t always capture your greatness. We’ve all been there. Whether it’s bad lighting or just a moment caught off guard, you don’t have to surrender your photo to the unforgiving snap...

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5 Photo Editing Best Practices

You want fast? You want easy? That’s what we deliver. These five basic photo editing best practices will give your photos enough impact to make asteroids jealous. 1. Resize for intended use Images should be...

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Read the winning essay for the 2015 PicMonkey scholarship.

Meet Our 2015 PicMonkey Scholarship Winner

PicMonkey is thrilled to announce our 2015 college scholarship winner: Brenda Wu! We asked high school seniors to tell us what inspires them to photograph and what those photos mean to them. The response was...

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Spinning Yarns: 6 Ways to Get Your Photos to Tell the Story

by Beryl Ayn Young Photography is all about visual storytelling. The most powerful photos are the ones where we can immediately sense the who, what, where, when, why and how. They give us...

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PicMonkey's rules for photographing fireworks.

How to Photograph Fireworks Like a Pro

America, woohoo! It’s time to gather around your local fairgrounds for a face-melting spectacle of booming independence (and thousands of dollars of advanced pyrotechnics)! Listen to the pops, smell the hotdogs, and get...

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Get the deets on PicMonkey's area effects.

Grab Attention with the 5 Focal Effects

The Area Effects group includes our focal effects. They offer easy like Sunday mornin’ ways to apply effects to a part of your image, instead of the whole thing. They were also built...

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Read PicMonkey's expert landscape photography tips here.

6 Landscape Photography Composition Tips to Help You Seize the Scene

Shooting landscapes is a fantastic way to practice your composition skills: the stillness and scale of your subject lets you focus your creativity on framing a shot that captures all the elements in...

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8 Essential Landscape Photography Tips

Great landscape photography requires the curiosity of a child, the soul of a wanderer, and the perseverance of a hunter. We asked Loretta Grande, photographer extraordinaire, to let us in on her secrets...

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Watch PicMonkey's tutorial on how to make a double exposure.

Video Tutorial: How to Make a Double Exposure

As an analogue technique, the double exposure effect has been around for a while. Fortunately for your eyeballs, the proliferation of digital photography has made double exposures more popular than ever. What’s double...

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PicMonkey survey finds that photo editing is good for you.

Why Photo Editing is Good for You

Last year, we did a survey on all things selfie and got some interesting results. Last month, we did another survey. We polled over 2,000 people from all over the world on how...

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5 Solutions for Finding Light in Photography

We’ve asked photographer Beryl Ayn Young to give some tips on making the best of poor lighting situations when taking photos. We’ve all had them. Those moments where we see the cutest, most beautiful, candid photo opportunity...

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PicMonkey's social media tips and tutorials.

Social Media Tips and Tutorials

Who would’ve thought that a #cool #teen posting a #swag #selfie and a Super Serious Suit Man™ with an MBA would use the same platform to make their lives better? Social media is weird....

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