Adjustment Tools

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Use the  adjustment tools to make changes to your image, from removing red-eye to creating a double exposure. Below, you will find a description for each tool and examples of what they can do.

eraser

(formerly known as the History brush)

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Many of the adjustment tools have a handy built in tool, eraser, for removing an effect from parts of an image or adding it back to others. This is great for editing.

Note: If you've used Pixlr before, this is an incarnation of history brush, just renamed and now at your fingertips, available when you need it.

Select an effect and apply it to your image.
Tap eraser and adjust the size and feather.

Tap and brush over wherever you want to remove the effect.
Tap and brush over wherever you need to add the effect back. 

Tip: Zoom in for small/tight areas. 


 crop  

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To move the grid into position, tap-drag within the grid.
To resize the box, do either of the following:

  • With two fingers, pinch to make the box smaller or expand your fingers to make it larger.
  • With one finger, tap-drag on the frame of the box.

rotate

Is one of your images not quite straight? Is the horizon on an angle and you want to correct that? Use rotate.

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  • To control the angle of rotation, use angle. A grid appears over the image to help you line things up. 
  • To rotate the image in 90 degree increments, use rotate.
  • To flip the image, use either vertical or horizontal.

When finished, tap .


 double exposure

This is a custom overlay effects tool. It enables you to import an outside image, position it over the original image, resize it, and change the transparency of the image, so that it blends in better with the original image. Apply a blend mode to control how the image blends with the original.

Tap , then double exposure. Tap where it says "Tap to add photo" and select an image.

To resize the image, do either of the following:

  • With two fingers, pinch to make the image smaller or expand your fingers to make it larger.
  • With one finger, tap-drag either of the handles on the box.

To make the image look like part of the original image, select a blend mode.

When finished, tap

 adjustment

Do you want to change the exposure, temperature, vibrance, hue, shadow, or highlights? These tools and more are found in adjustment.

 temperature

Use the slider to make your image look warmer or cooler, depending on the spectrum of color you select. Use eraser and paint over the area, or to start over, tap reset. When finished, tap

Cooler Original Warmer

 contrast

Fix issues with shadows by lightening these areas and pulling out hidden details. For images that are too light, it darkens them to pull out more detail. Since contrast affected the entire image, use eraser to remove the effect from specific areas. When finished, tap

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 brightness

Use brightness to whiten teeth and lighten dark spots to draw attention to them. Use the slider to control just how much you want to brighten the image. Since your entire image is brightened, use eraser to remove the effect from specific areas. When finished, tap

Original Increased highlights

 vibrance

Use the slider to make colors either pop or look more subdued. Since the vibrance of the entire image is changed, use eraser to remove the effect from specific areas. When finished, tap

Decreased vibrance

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Increased vibrance

 highlights

Use the slider to increase or decrease the brightness of highlights. Since all highlights are affected, use eraser to remove the effect from specific areas. When finished, tap

Original Decreased highlights

 shadows

Use the slider to lighten or darken shadows and dark areas. Since all dark areas are affected, use eraser to remove the effect from specific areas. When finished, tap

Original Shadows darkened

 saturation

Use the slider to make colors more true or wash them out. Since all areas are affected, use  eraser to remove the effect from specific areas. When finished, tap

Less saturated Original More saturated

 lightness

Use the slider to make your entire image lighter or darker. Since all areas are affected, use  eraser to remove the effect from specific areas. When finished, tap

Original Lightened Vibrance added

 hue

Use the slider to the overall color of your image. Since all areas are affected, use  eraser to remove the effect from specific areas. When finished, tap

Original Hue change

  autofix

Take any image, whether the color is slightly off, it’s too dark, what have you, and use autofix to improve it. 

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 auto contrast

Instantly improve the contrast of any image with the touch of a button. Auto contrast will subtly fix issues with shadows and lighting. 

Contrast Original Autocontrast

Image created by John Bavaro in SketchBook


 blur

When you select blur, you can choose from three tools: blur, circular, and linear. Use the slider along the bottom tocontrol how blurry you image gets. To save the changes, tap .

 blur

Make an image appear out of focus or use blur in conjunction with  eraser to blur the entire image, then removed the blur from specific areas.

Original  Blurred Blur and eraser used

 circular and  linear

Use these focal blur tools to focus on a specific part of your image.

Circular displays two round manipulators.

  • Tap-drag the middle to move the focal point.
  • Tap-drag the solid ring to increase or decrease the size of the focal area.
  • Tap-drag the dotted outer ring to set the area of fade. Use the slider below to set the blur strength.

Linear displays two straight line manipulators.

  • Tap-drag the dot to reposition and between the manipulator lines to rotate the focal point.
  • Tap-drag the solid line to increase or decrease the size of the focal area.
  • Tap-drag the dotted outer line to set the area of fade. Use the slider below to set the blur strength.

For an added wow factor, try color boost to punch up the color in the focal area. To add a glow to areas that are not the focus, try glow. For both of these, use the slider to control them. Use  eraser to remove these effects from specific areas. When finished, tap

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smooth

If your image is pixelated, you can soften it to give it a smoother and more unified look. Smooth out someone's complexion.Since all areas are affected, use  eraser to remove the effect from specific areas. When finished, tap

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 sharpen

Make blurry or fuzzy images crisper. Adjust the radius of the brush to affect more of the image. Change amount to set the strength of the sharpening. When finished, tap .

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 splash

Select splash to isolate a color or range of colors in your image and change the rest of the image to black and white.

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Tap-drag over the image to find the color your want.

Use the slider to capture more or less colors.

Use the eraser tools to add color to areas or remove it from others. When finished, tap .
To change the tint of the colored areas, tap and use the slider. When finished, tap .

 heal

Remove spots, lighten shaded areas, and reduce shine. Don't forget to zoom in to get at those hard to reach areas. Use the slider to change the size of the brush used.

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To make spot corrections, such as smoothing out wrinkles and evening out skin tone, select spot and tap the area.

Before After using spot

To darken of an area and reduce shine, select shine and tap the area.

Before After using shine

To lighten a dark area and bring out more detail, select shade and tap the area.

Before After using shade

TIP Try using these options in combination.

When finished, tap .


 red-eye

Remove red-eye from any image. Tap the center of each eye. When finished, tap .

Before After

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