In the middle stretch of November, PicsArt is buzzing along with fresh artwork, big releases, and reads you’ll only find on our Daily Journal.

Of course, the top item from last week was our November issue of PicsArt Monthly, which hit the internet with cover to cover exclusives on everything from public transit for photographers to our interview with Kirsty Mitchell, the former clothing designer who builds fairy tales in her backyard. It is definitely an issue you don’t want to miss.

That was just the first and biggest item in what was a colorful parade of great stuff that marched on throughout the week. Users edited some exclusive photos from Hilary Duff’s latest music video shoot, which she shared right here on PicsArt. We also held a nail biting centaur Drawing Challenge and posted our top 10 new artists, a guide to Mexico’s 6 most magical sights, some pro tips on cityscape photography and more.

Catch up on all of last week’s juiciest bits below, and leave us a comment to let us know what you got up to last week!

In the App

The November Issue of PicsArt Monthly Magazine Has Arrived

In the midst of everything November has to offer, with our landscape changing colors, the breeze getting stronger and colder, PicsArt is turning three and has a lot to offer.

Download the Paper Art Clipart Package for Some Paper Fun!

Feel like a student again, sneaking paper planes and shapes around to your friends.

In Social Media

Facebook & Twitter Crumble For Cookies

With 417 likes and 12 shares on Facebook, as well as top numbers on Twitter, this pile of soft chocolate fudge and M&M cookies by fairy (@maha151) successfully appealed to peoples’ sweet tooths, becoming the most popular shot on social media last week.

best photo of the week

Dog Pounces on Google+

Amer (@amer5), meanwhile, snuck up on people with this fantastic shot of a dog crouching low in the grass, which was the most popular on Google+ last week. Hide any pet canaries or rabbits, because this dog hasn’t lost his hunting instinct.

best photo of the week

PicsArt Contests

Top 10 Centaur Drawings from the Drawing Challenge

The dust has cleared, and at last the 10 winning entries from our Centaur Drawing Challenge have been crowned. Leah taylor (@leahtaylor) was our returning champion this week, trampling her competition with 415 votes for the win.

drawing contest winner

10 Winners from the Halloween Holga Weekend Art Project 

Our Halloween Holga Weekend Art Project had users create terrifying images using PicsArt’s Holga Effect, which splinters photos and their colors, creating eerie final images. In a contest that came down to the wire, Ryan McFancypants (@sirpants) took first place. 

phot editing contest winner

Daily Journal

PicsArtists Get Creative With Hilary Duff’s Exclusive #freetoedit pictures

Last week, Hilary Duff’s exclusive photos from the “All About You” music video were made available on her official PicsArt profile for the PicsArt community to edit with the #freetoedit tag.

Quick Tips for Capturing Breathtaking Cityscapes

If you live in a rural area, the idea of photographing a major metropolitan city may be intimidating.

Time-Lapse Videos of Centaur Drawings from Users

Our Centaur Drawing Challenge produced some amazing entries, as users reinterpreted the centaur using PicsArt Drawing Tools.

Best Photos from the Top 10 New PicsArt Artists

The PicsArt community is a continent of talent, and so every couple of weeks, we like to narrow the field by shining a spotlight on some of our most creative new users.

Top 10 Artists to Inspire You This Week

Every week, new and interesting creations catch our eyes here at PicsArt, so we’ve decided to help you sort through some amazing discoveries.

6 Ways to Discover the Magic of Mexico: Travel the World through PicsArt

Mexico is a unique country in that the supernatural has a way of popping up everywhere here. This is a mystical country, with a people that love their legends and myths, and believe magic is more than superstition.

User Feedback From Google Play

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

Nishit Kavia November:

Awesome Application The best mobile photo editor on the market. Nothing gets better than PicsArt.

Ángel S. Castañeda:

5 ThinA must have app! One of the greatest app for photo edition! I’ve been using it for years and always gives me the highest satisfaction! I went pro to avoid all publicity adds which i found very useful if you use the app very much. Congratulations team! Keep up the good work!

PRAMIT GUPTA:

Spectacular! It is the best photo editing app,way ahead of adobe Photoshop express.

Lucy Ace:

The only photo editor you’ll ever need. Awesome. . Everything you need in one app!

Kaylee Meow:

Happy 3 Year PicArt Thank You for making a AWESOME app that I can edit all my pic! Thank you so much. This is awesome app. You can edit any picture. This is the ONLY app I use to edit and I got to say its the best thing ever!

syahrialm tommy:

LG G3 stylus At last! I found what i need in this awsome app. Thank you for your great job picsart!

User Feedback From the App Store

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

Fantastic byThepsychopath

Great For Pro Editing. It’s really easyto use, and has really good features DEFINITELY recommended for those of you whom really enjoy photo editing.

Best free app EVER by Pong Dong

Ths is the most useful app I have ever downloaded! The editing capabilities it brings to a mobile phone are astounding, and way better than any of the other apps I’ve tried.

Full of options by Bpgman

Most mobile picture apps give you preset filters and very few extras. This app is customizable on a very broad spectrum. Thanks for a great editor.

More like 11 stars! 5 stars just doesn’t justify PicsArt ! by Samson Smartypants

I love this app so much my husband was actually heads down jealous by the second week I had it because of how long I’d been on it and I wasn’t talking to him! True story

Love love love by Jordannnnnnnnbbb

I use this app all the time. I’ve had this app for over a year and I find something new every time!

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