Some people are getting ready to pack their bags for August, while some of us are just finishing up our vacations in July, but vacation time is also prime time for photography and so its been business as usual here at PicsArt. Last week we released new clipart, held two art contests, released an amazing interview with celebrity photographer Jason Bell, and shared a tutorial on how to take the very best vacation photos, written by our resident photography professor Chris Corradino. Those are just a few of the exciting items from last week that we are rounding up for you below to keep you up to date on the best stuff from the past 7 days. You’ll also check out some all-star photography from our users. Keep scrolling to read more!

In the App

Hipster Galaxy ClipArt Offers up Cosmic Coolness

Hipster Galaxy is our latest clipart package release, offering you an exciting array of images that are sure to add a touch of cosmic style to your photos.

In Social Media

Most Popular Photo of the Day on Facebook

Oscar D’Ottavi (@oscardottavi) was the photographer behind Facebook’s most successful Photo of the Day, which earned 856 likes and 22 shares. This was a shot in which everything came together, the camera focusing on golden stocks of wheat in the foreground to create a dazed feeling in the blurred background, which features a woman staring out at an ocean sunset.

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Top Shot on Twitter

Brad Dewar’s (@brad-dewar-18) lighthouse photo was the top Photo of the Day shared on Twitter. The two young kids walking away from us hand in hand towards the extremely bright sun behind the lighthouse paint a picture of budding young love.

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The Favorite Photo from Google+

The favorite Photo of the Day of Google+ users was this shot by Marco Giussani (@marcogiuss), titled  “Going Home”. In case you haven’t guessed it, for Marco “home” is Italy, Liguria to be specific. His black and white shot beautifully captures the romantic old european streets of his hometown.

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PicsArt Contests

Top 10 Maps from Our Travel Map Graphic Design Contest

Our Travel Map Graphic Design Contest has finally punched its last ticket and voters selected the top 10 shos. Landing in first place with 1,215 votes was Jouie Bonajos (@jouiemylajheninamae) who put forth a monumental effort to construct what was among the most cinematic photos.

travel map graphic design contest winner

Top 10 Photos from the Motion Tool Weekend Art Project

Our latest Weekend Art Project challenged users to master PicsArt’s Motion Tool to create stunning images. Finishing in first place was user Paolo Morucci (@paolomore), a veteran PicsArt user who managed to pull in 927 votes for his surreal entry.

motion tool photo editing contest winner

Highlights from the Daily Journal

Interview with Celebrity Photographer Jason Bell

Having shot for publications like Vanity Fair, Vogue, photographed royals, and had some of his work submitted into Britain’s National Portrait Gallery, Jason Bell has cemented his place as one of the foremost portrait photographers of his generation.

Art by Collaboration: PicsArtists Use #freetoedit

A while ago, we announced the #freetoedit tag, and now more and more PicsArtists use it everyday to create art together.

How to Make Your Vacation Photos Stand Out

by Chris Corradino

Whether you’re packing up the car or heading to an airport, summer is an ideal time to explore new places with your camera.

Photos from the Underground: Users Capture the Metro

If cities are the hearts of our civilization, then the metro systems are the main arteries. This week, PicsArtists give us a glimpse of life below the street level.

User Feedback From Google Play

Here are some of the things users are saying about PicsArt on Google-Play:

Debodita Bose:

Just awesome Its so user friendly and its effects are just so awesome 🙂 i love using this app

Artwork Artwork:

The best app! I use picsart all the time (at least once a day.) Its a great app. It does offer things you can buy but its not like other apps which claim to be free then want you to pay for everything you do in them. Whenever I upgrade to a new phone its always the first app I rush to download.

Kailei Johnson:

Love the app! It has so many great filters and effects!!! It’s my go-to app for making edits!!!! ^u^ I totally recommend getting it- you won’t be disappointed!!

tayzia davis:

Freakking awesummm!!!! I’ve had no problems so far n I’ve been able to unleash my inner artist on all of my pictures….: )

User Feedback From the App Store

Here are some of things users are saying about PicsArt in the App Store:

I love this app so much!by polarbears91012

When I discovered this app, I literally found everything that I needed. This app has tons of edits you can’t even get on other apps! This is the one and only app that I pretty much will continue to use. Great job creating this app! I definitely do recommend this app to everyone I have had no problems so far!

AMAZING!! by Pink boom flowa

I am absolutely loving this app. It works so we’ll and there are soooo many things you can do on it. Tons of options for editing pictures, but also a great drawing area. PLUS, you can share your creations with people, and get feedback through comments, likes/hearts, and follows. It’s a lot of fun.

Best ever by Askskggd

This app has sooo much variety in it… great and soo many options and tools to edit your pictures!! If this isn’t the best app then I don’t know which one is !!

I love this app! by Hayley Carr

This app is definitely my favorite photo editor. It never crashes and has everything I need to edit my photos. I highly recommend it.

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