Summer Photo Editing: Little Pieces of Happy Wrapped in Yay!

The ice cream truck of summer content is here, and it’s playing a (non-annoying!) tune right outside your window! Come on down and get your textures, graphics and fonts. Here’s a step-by-step sampler of the new stuff in action; see how you can use them to happy up your images for summer.

 To make this girl’s bubble wand explode with magic:

  • Remove the color with Black and White effect.

  • Add a Bokeh texture, rotating and resizing to position as bubbles.

  • Add Firework graphics and resize.

  • Tip: you can also change the color of the fireworks using the color palette.


 To make this flag say Independence Day:

  • Use rectangle graphic to create three horizontal stripes.

  • Add Postal graphic (circle of stars) in white. Duplicate it to get a ring of blue stars. Erase all but the two in the middle.

  • Add text to a photo: Quentin Caps and Justice by Dirt.


To bestow this super kid with awesome powers:

  • Add Clouds texture. Erase the Clouds over your subject and change the blend mode to normal and the fade to 0.

  • Add Dusk effect and erase where it occludes your subject.

  • Add text: Verdana Bold.


To turn this lighthouse shot into a wistful reverie about beach town getaways:

  • Apply Tranquil effect and then apply Dark Edges effect.

  • Apply Papyrus texture, resizing larger to get paper grain showing.

  • Add Postal graphics, setting one to fade a bit behind the other.

We hope we’ve sparked ideas for how you want to use the new content. Just try to keep the sand off your monitor, ‘kay?

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