Fun Photo Effects to Dazzle and Delight

Fun Photo Effects to Dazzle and Delight
May 16, 2018 Tanya Friedland

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The New PicMonkey Funtime Party Train keeps merrily chugging along and today we’re excited unveil some exotic new features we’ll think you’ll quite enjoy. *BumpbadaDA!* Give it up for fun photo effects! We’ve got five photo mood enhancers that’ll give your pics a whole new depth and feeling with just one click. Here’s the lowdown:

Pink Fog

fun photo effect pink fog on top of black and white photos of girls from the 50's

The perfect blend of dreamy, whimsical, and chic, Pink Fog hasn’t met a photo it can’t enchant. Pair it with everyday photos for a modern twist, or layer it over a blank and white photo for a cheeky upgrade. Adjust the intensity of the effect on your image by using the Fade slider, then click Apply when you’re happy with how it looks.

Moonlight

fun photo effect moonlight over an ad for fruits and vegetables

Moonlight is endlessly Instagram-able. It subtly desaturates your photos giving them a look that’s slightly gritty, but still cool and bright.

Helium

fun photo effect helium over an ad called "summer sytles" with a girl with her arms out by the ocean

Helium banishes shadows and gives photos a bright, yet edgy feel. Colors become more pastel, but in a “hip, dystopian tech future” way and not an “Easter” way.

Gradient

fun photo effects gradient over a girl whipping her hair up for a youtube photo

Gradient is about to make your photos (and graphics!) a whole lot funkier. This effect takes two colors of your choosing and blends them together. The Direction slider lets you pick the orientation of your colors on the photo and the Fade slider lets you dial the intensity up and down.

Soften

cool photo effect soften over a picture of a ferris wheel promoting street artist fest

Use Soften to draw attention to words on your design, or paint it on to make the subject of your image stand out by blurring the background. This effect is perfect for posters, YouTube thumbnails, video slides, and tricking people into thinking they need a higher prescription.

 

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Tanya Friedland
Tanya is a copywriter at PicMonkey, a company that has greatly improved her life by allowing her to Zombify her friends and Santa-ify her enemies. A native Seattleite, she dreams of one day being a contestant on The Price Is Right.