Photo effects and filters are the perfect way to elevate the visual elements and the overall aesthetic of your images. Vibrant colors, subtle shadows, enhanced details - you can achieve all of this with our online filters. If you’re looking for something a little more dramatic, our online photo effects will do the magic for you. PicsArt offers all the necessary tools for you to express your imagination and vision, and apply it onto a digital canvas.

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Outline Your Photo With Sketch Effects

Sketch Effects is one of our most popular online photo effects that has been making rounds all over social media. Quickly turn your photo into a sketch by simply uploading it - we’ll take care of the rest. With PicsArt’s Editing Tools, you can adjust the thickness of the sketch line, change its color, and placement. This cool photo effect will visually elevate any image, so start sketching!

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Add Cool Photo Effects With PicsArt’s Light Effects

A simple filter for your picture can make a significant difference in your final result. PicsArt’s Light Effects tool offers a wide range of filters and photo effects that will completely transform your images. From soft grunge aesthetic all the way to more vivid and bold color filters, browse through them all and apply them to your photos! You can later adjust the level of fade, brightness, saturation, and contrast of the selected filter to create a more captivating image.

Color Toning: An Essential Step in Your Photo Editing

Color Toning is one of those steps that people tend to gloss over, but if you want your photos to have a uniformed and stylistic look, then it’s super important that you include it in your photo editing process. Do you want your image to be more vibrant or a little more on the pale side? With PicsArt’s Color Toning tool, you can choose between warm pink/orange color filters to liven up your image or choose cool blue/green tones to create a more mellow aesthetic. PicsArt produces your selected tone by mixing your color with different levels of grey. It reduces the colorfulness but the hue of the image remains the same.

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Two Is Better Than One: Introducing Double Exposure

PicsArt has simplified the art of double exposure photography! Combine two photos into a single image to create a remarkable composition. Choose two photos you’d like to combine and simply upload them. This cool photo effect will effortlessly combine your images. You can use our Editing Tools to adjust and blend the two images. Also, make sure you apply free photo filters as well.

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Get Creative With Color Exposure

Want the double exposure picture effect but with a single image? You can easily achieve this with our Color Exposure tool. PicsArt will automatically superimpose a second layer of your original image. All you have to do is apply a filter for your picture and start editing! Choose from the various color filters to apply to your image. The contrasting effects will create a stand-out image, full of dynamic elements.

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Pixel Stretch Effect

PicsArt’s Pixel Stretch Effect allows you to stretch out your pixels to create a rainbow-like effect in your images. This tool works great with images full of vibrant and striking colors. After uploading your image, you are presented with the option to stretch out the colors either horizontally or vertically. Choose to which side and at what angle you want your colors to be stretched at. As soon as you’re happy with the result, continue editing your image with our Editing Tools. You can further blend your original image and the stretched layer to achieve a more cohesive look. Or, increase the contrast so the stretched layer becomes more prominent. This unique online photo effect is perfect for your social media visuals!

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You’ll Believe in Magic When You See Our Magic Effects

The quickest way to turn your photos into art is with our Magic Effects. With over 30 unique styles to choose from, you’d be surprised at how many stunning colors and design possibilities there are. Crushed Marble, Rose Quartz, Dystopia, Moonlight, Stay Gold, and Neo Pop are just the tip of the iceberg. Give your pictures the magic touch they deserve with our online photo effects.

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Double Tones With Duotone

Like the name suggests, Duotone is the simultaneous use of two contrasting colors. Duotone photography increases the tonal range of a grayscale image and produces something with a slight tint, adding to the dynamic range of the duotone image. For dramatic online photo effects, it’s best to use two contrasting colors; for something more subtle, you can play around with two subdued hues.

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Color Your Images With Rainbow Filters

PicsArt’s Rainbow Filters are a unique blend of all the colors of the rainbow. These vibrant online photo filters will add color to your favorite images. You can choose a specific hue, or one of our more ombré-like effects that incorporate many colors in one filter. With over 40 rainbow filters in our color Photo Editor, you will surely find the perfect blend for your image.

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Add Beautiful Masks To Your Images With Photo Overlays

Photo Overlays are a great way to add dimension to your images. You can choose from various light flares, bokeh effects, and different textures to apply to your pictures. These online photo effects are very popular on social media, so be sure to try them out! You can further adjust the overlays by changing the opacity, color, and positioning of the new elements added to your image.

How To Add Photo Effects

  • 1
    Open PicsArt’s Editing Tools.
  • 2
    Select which tool you’d like to use.
  • 3
    Upload your image or choose from our free-to-edit options.
  • 4
    Select a filter and apply it to your image.
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    Adjust and blend your image until your desired result is achieved.
  • 6
    Download your work.

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