Over the past several months, we’ve noticed a fun and artistic remixing trend on socials. Artists are taking portraits and outlining them with drawing tools for a modern and sophisticated Sketch edit.  Well, get excited because we just made the remix technique a lot easier with our four new Sketch effects, exclusively on PicsArt. 

With the Sketch effects, you can take any portrait image and turn it into a Sketch masterpiece in just one tap.  The effects automatically detect the outlines of your portrait and instantly transform your image, saving you hours of drawing time. Plus, you can make it uniquely yours by changing the line width, line color and background color. 

And to get you totally into the sketch mood, we’re running a Sketch Effects Remix Challenge from July 26th to July 29th for a chance to win a free year of PicsArt Gold ?. Here is how to enter: 

  • Make sure you’re on the latest version of the iOS or Android PicsArt app
  • Choose any portrait photo
  • Go to Effects
  • Then to Sketch
  • Pick one of the four Sketch effects
  • Create your masterpiece and then post it to Instagram with the hashtags #heypicsart and #sketcheffect
  • Winners will be chosen by the PicsArt team and announced by August 7th

Take a peek at the new effects below!

SKTCH1 – Simple Sketch 

Create a classic, trendy sketch edit in just one tap. This effect is free for all PicsArt users ?

SKTCH2 –  Total Sketch 

For a more dramatic remix, try SKTCH2  Pro tip: take your remix to the next level and erase some of the effect or change the background and line colors. Available for Gold subscribers. 

SKTCH3 – Double Sketch 

For a double dose of Sketch, try SKTCH3 and add multiple sketch outlines to any portrait remix. Available for Gold subscribers. 

SKTCH4 –  Shape Sketch

Have a little fun with the Shape Sketch and add sketch outlines using shapes. Available with Gold.

Ready to get started? Let’s see your best Sketch edit. ?

Get Sketchy 

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