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Karine Vann

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Bringing Your Drawings to Life With PicsArt

Nowadays, everyone wants to make their images “stand out.” But some people take that term more literally than others. Mixing materials to try and create something new and fresh is a trend that is breathing new life into the drawing medium and what’s caught our eye recently is the trend of artists incorporating real-life objects

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Empowering Women Through Photography

Photography is a dynamic and versatile industry with the ability to shed light on social injustices and inequalities across the globe. Strangely enough, however, in many places, the industry itself is plagued with stereotypes and inequality, particularly when it comes to gender. But don’t just take my word for it. Take it from Nazik Armenakyan,

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Combining Creativity and Fatherhood on PicsArt

It’s Father’s Day and to celebrate, we wanted to take a moment to acknowledge the work of one of our favorite fathers on the app. Willem Odendaal (@javas1willem) is a police officer in South Africa who is no stranger to an active lifestyle. He has an eye for adventure and this is apparent in his gallery on

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Novelty in Landscape: PicsArt and the Great Outdoors

It’s summertime (practically), and many of us across the globe are reveling in the earth’s blossoming and bountiful natural beauty. Here at PicsArt, we want to help you capture the beauty around you, so we’ve spent quite a while discussing the importance of getting outdoors and shooting. But landscape and nature photography is an incredibly

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Packing a Punch With Text on PicsArt

They say a picture’s worth a thousand words. But what happens when it’s a picture with words on it? Adding text to your images can have a powerful emotional punch, and it’s often the case that our users find clever ways of altering images in a way that evokes subtle nuances that words alone might

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The Power of Notebook Art and the #WorkInProgress

As a classical musician by training, I have always felt like there were these rigid boundaries in the creative world between artists, musicians, designers, etc… But as I’ve grown older, I’ve come to embrace the saying, “Barriers exist only in the mind,” both in music, as well as in the visual arts. And as I continue

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Why This Miniature Photography Will Win Your Heart

Mete (@mete0001), a young man from Turkey who works in the food industry by day and practices amateur photography at night, has been active on PicsArt for the last four years. Mete’s gallery initially started out as a platform to host photographs of breathtaking rural landscapes, up-close nature photography and shots of the busy, colorful

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Street Art Through the Eyes of PicsArt’s Global Community

Street art is a very curious aspect of city life. On one hand, it helps weave the fabric of urban communities and often propagates powerful messages of solidarity. On the other, it is constantly changing and whether it’s being replaced by another artist or painted over by the municipality, it is fleeting. A city’s street art is special

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Behind the Scenes at the White House

What must it be like to be a fly on the historical walls of the White House? A building which, before we know it, will soon house the United States’ 45th president? Not many have had the opportunity to get behind its pristine, white, Palladian pillars. And those that do hardly have the time to let

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A Brief History of the Camera

The title of this article says it all. It’s time to get to know the ancestors of your beloved smart phone! 1. The Camera Obscura The camera obscura,  Latin for “dark room,” is the first step of innovations to what would eventually become the modern camera. It was more of a projector than a camera, really,

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