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Album cover art with girl in black and white

Photo editing is an essential part of the music industry, especially when it comes to creating album covers. One may argue that album cover art is just as important as the music. Before ever listening to the album, the cover art instantly conveys the mood of the music. Professional artists often hire a team to work on their album cover, but what if we told you that you could achieve similar results with nothing but your phone?

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YouTube thumbnail design with guy in a beanie made with photo editor

YouTube thumbnails: They’re relatively small yet such an important part of your overall YouTube channel’s look and feel. After all, thumbnail designs are one of the first things people see when they pop over to your YouTube page. Thumbnails are what instantly let your audience know what your videos are about and what they can expect to get from them. That’s why it’s vital to edit YouTube thumbnails to best represent your creative videos. And the more eye-catching the better. When it comes to YouTube thumbnails, more is more. Why? Because the thumbnail design you create isn’t supposed to be subtle or shy about what it’s promoting.

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Double exposure photo with girl made with photo editing app

These days, there’s so much more to social media than an endless stream of selfies — and shelfies. Consumers are looking for unique content that is authentic to your brand and lifestyle. And the best way to capture your audience’s attention is to offer professional-looking creative images that are meaningful as well as aesthetically pleasing. One way to make your Instagram feed stand out is to feature double exposure photography: an interesting old-school technique that yields captivating, otherworldly compositions.

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Instagram story backgrounds with girls

You may have seen stories on Instagram that look too good to have not been customized and wondered, “Hey, how do I do that on my Instagram account, too?” 🤔 Whether you’re sharing a later-gram or a hilarious repost from one of your friends, you can always customize your content share to your own personal style. One of the easiest, littlest known hacks comes with learning how to change background color on Instagram stories.

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It’s that time of year again! Welcome to back to school season. While students and teachers aren’t rushing back to campus this year, there are plenty of online classes and digital projects still happening. Luckily, here at PicsArt, we have a collection of quick and easy editing tools that can help anyone make the most out of their virtual semester. From hundreds of high-quality Zoom backgrounds to a robust Text Editor with 200+ fonts and an impressive Slideshow Maker, we’ve outlined some ways to tackle your new back to school plans with ease.

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With International Cat Day (8/9) and National Dog Day (8/26) both happening in the month of August, it’s the perfect time to turn your adorable pet into what he or she was always meant to be: an influencer! Lucky for you, PicsArt has come out with all new animal-related content so showing off your pet’s good side will be super easy. The best part is: There’s something for any kind of animal in your life. Check out a few ways you can turn your pet into an influencer with PicsArt.

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A collage of young women with video editing filters

Buckle up and hold on tight! Instagram just released its newest feature, Instagram Reels, and it’s about to be a wild (and ~really~ fun!) ride. 🚘 🥳  If you’re familiar with TikTok, then Instagram Reels will be second nature to you 👯‍♂️.

Reels are 15-second video clips that can be shared to your Instagram feed. They also populate into the Explore page to increase your video discoverability. 👀 Like TikTok, you’ll have the option to select from a music library or upload your own original sound. Instagram Reels are also a great way to connect with your Instagram followers, hop on trends, and show a lighter, less polished side of you and your brand. 🤪

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Ever thought about fonts? There are some brand logos that are so instantly recognizable that if you were to write something else in their font, your fans would understand what brand it’s aspiring to be. And that’s largely because of their font face! Brands like Coca Cola, Google, Pinterest, Supreme, Zara, and eBay have no doubt spent a considerable amount of time nailing the perfect font to convey their brand’s signature aesthetic. When it comes to making your brand pop among a sea of logos, it’s crucial to pick the perfect font that conveys a one-of-a-kind look, all while eliciting a positive feeling.

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