The many tool tile options in Pixlr Desktop

 

Use the tool tiles to make changes to your image. For long lists of tiles, scroll or use shuffle to access the rest.

For Mac users, 2-finger tap-drag a tile up or down to scroll through the list.

For Windows users, tap-drag a tile up or down to scroll through the list.

NOTE When you first use Pixlr, as an Essentials members will see pink ribbons next to new content. When you upgrade to Pro, you will see blue ones next to new content. The
ribbons disappear after the first time you launch Pixlr.

 Stickers

    

                    Before                               During                                   After

A huge assortment of stickers from over 15 categories are available for enhancing your image.

For users with an Intel® RealSense™ 3D Camera, you will see the Me sticker pack. Tap it to see all the selfie stickers you’ve created with your Intel® RealSense™ 3D Camera. See Using the Intel® RealSense™ 3D Camera for more details. 

Tap-drag a corner to scale the sticker. 
Tap-drag the handle to rotate the sticker.
Tap-drag the center of the manipulator to reposition the sticker.

 Pro members also get blend modes, and selection and masking tools.

 Type

    

                    Before                               During                                   After

Type your text in the text field, set the color, font, size, and opacity. Position your text, then tap apply.

Tap-drag a corner to scale the text. 
Tap-drag the center of the manipulator to reposition the text.
Tap-drag the handle to rotate the text.

  Pro members also get blending, type masking, and selection and masking tools.

What is type masking?
A type mask turns text created with the text tool into a mask, so you can apply cool effects to the text.

An everyday, practical use of type masks would be for watermarks. However, if you are looking for another more artistic use, think posters for night clubs, creative text for a banner, or info graphics for a PowerPoint presentation. Try using double exposure to add a texture. And if you don’t like the color, change the hue.

 

 Stylize

   

                        Before                                                           After

Transform your image to look like a pencil drawing, silk screen, poster, litho, and much more.

 Pro members also get colorized hue adjustment, blending, and selection and masking tools.

   

 Background mask with india applied     Foreground mask with poster applied

 Borders

    

                    Before                                          After

Add a border from a variety of categories to frame your image. Set the opacity and orientation of it.

 

NOTE To download any premium pack, you must sign in, before downloading them.

 Pro members also get selection and masking tools.

 Overlay

    

                  Before overlay                                                   After

Apply an image or effect over top of your image. Choose from bokeh, chemical burns, flames, and many more to alter the feel of your image. Set the opacity and orientation of it.

NOTE To download any premium pack, you must sign in, before downloading them.
 Pro members also get selection and masking tools.

    

            Overlay without mask                                Mask and overlay

     

             Overlay on masked car                     Second overlay as background

 Effects

    

                    Before                                          After

Apply effects to create vintage black and white or sepia toned images, make subtle changes to colors, and/or instantly create new layouts.

NOTE To download any premium pack, you must sign in, before downloading them.

 Pro members also get selection and masking tools.

 

 

A selection tool was used to create a mask of the background, then the color of the background was changed.

 

 

 

 

 

A selection tool was used to create a mask of the foreground and a collage was applied to it.

 Refine
Change the hue, saturation, brightness and contrast of a color. Sharpen, blur, and remove noise from an image. Select a photo to add as an image or use as a double exposure. Move, rotate, or scale the image.

     

             Before sharpen                                          After

 Pro members also get selection and masking tools and can make refinements to specific parts of an image.

 

 Double exposure

Double exp, found in the refine tool set, is a custom overlay effects tool. It enables you to import an outside image, position it over the original image, resize it, and finally apply a blend mode to it.

     

                Before double exp                               Double exp

    

            Double exp applied to a mask                            Blended

 Fast

Crop, rotate, heal, and auto fix an image. 

    

                     Before autofix                                               After

Play with focal blur to focus on a specific part of your image.

    

                Without focal blur                                               After

For a focal blur tutorial, check out this video.

Select Splash to isolate
a color or range of colors
in your image and change
the rest of the image to
black and white.
Tap-drag over the color
your want and click.

To change the amount
of color you see, move
the tolerance slider to
the right for more color
or to the left for less.

  Removing unwanted colored areas

To remove something
that’s colored, tap  and
brush over it. To add
something, tap  and
brush over it.

Use brush size to make
your brush bigger or
smaller and feather to
blend the edges of the
colored content, without
harsh outlines that
stand out.

To change the hue
of the colored content,
move the tint slider.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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