We’re thrilled that the summer solstice has finally arrived! Let the warm-weather shenanigans (and summer photoshoots!) begin. 😎🎉

There are SO many reasons to love summer. One of our favorites is the lighting! The summer sunshine brings infinite summer photography opportunities. With so many to choose from, it can all get a little overwhelming, especially in 90-degree heat. 🥵 Today, we’re sharing a few of our go-to summer picture ideas and photo editing techniques so you don’t have to sweat it out. All of which are guaranteed to give your social media a boost all season long. Grab a fresh-squeezed lemonade and start reading as we spill the TEA.

Know Your Filters

All our filters are awesome 😛 but a few are *particularly* awesome for summer shots! Our BRNZ, ISL, SUN (also available in our Video Editor) and BRL filter series will warm up your photos and bring on the beach vibes in just one tap. Don’t be afraid to mix & match either — layer those babies on like they’re sunscreen!

Try a Shadow + Prism Mask Combo

The sun hogs all the limelight from June through September, but the sun’s counterpart, shadows, are just as important for creating heart-eye worthy summer pictures. 😍💯 Our new Shadow masks allow you to get the perfect balance of both. We have 18 for you to choose from, from blinds to palm tree shadows, so you’re sure to find the perfect fit. Pair our Shadow masks with a Prism mask for that extra WOW effect! 🌈

Upgrade the Reflection of Your Sunnies

@picsartHere comes the sunglasses edits 😎🤙 ##picsart ##photoedit ##photomagic ##photohacks ##summer ##summervibes ##summertime ##phototricks ##editing101 ##editing♬ Surfin’ U.S.A. – The Beach Boys

It’s inevitable, somebody, somewhere will make it their personal mission (whether they know it or not) to photobomb the reflection of your sunglasses this summer. 😩 The good news is it’s really just a great excuse to elevate your photo with PicsArt! Check out our TikTok tutorial above to learn how to easily swap out the reflection in your sunglasses with any photo you want in under one minute. Looking for more summertime editing inspo? Follow us on TikTok for our latest tips and tricks.

Go Glittery or Go Home

As much as we all may want to naturally sparkle in the sunshine like an early 2000s vampire, modern-day biology just doesn’t allow for it. That’s where glitter overlay edits come in! ✨ Simply add a glitter sticker, erase accordingly, and tie your whole look together with a filter to effortlessly razzle-dazzle your way through summer.

Keep It Fresh With Fruit Stickers

Guarantee you have the freshest outfit on the block this summer with a little help from our fruit stickers! This creative editing style is a big crowd pleaser 👏👏👏 and guaranteed to produce (pun intended 🤪) some quality post engagement. It’s also a great choice for beginners just getting their feet wet in the photo editing world. 🌊

WERK Those Stories

Is your favorite summer pastime posting excessively to your Instagram Story? Because SAME. 😬☀️ Make sure your life updates feel multidimensional, just like you, with our Wavy Aesthetic templates. All you have to do is tap the template of your choice, select your photo, and save. The perfect pool-side activity.  💁‍♀️💁‍♂️ Of course, you can always add on extra embellishments with wavy aesthetic stickers if you want!

Make Awesome 

PicsArt Photo and Video Editorcollage, and Sticker Maker is the world’s largest creative platform with more than 150 million monthly active users and influencers. PicsArt has collaborated with several brands and artists, including Disney, MTV, Taylor Swift, The Jonas Brothers, Gwen Stefani, Maroon 5, 30 Seconds to Mars, and more. Step-up your photo editing with thousands of tools, edits, backgrounds, stickers, and filters. Awesome starts here! Download the app today, and upgrade to PicsArt Gold to unleash your creativity!

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