Photopea is a free online service that has basic and advanced photo editing tools. With an identical interface to Adobe Photoshop, the site can be a great alternative to using professional features. Even with complex functions, Photopea can also be used by people without technical knowledge who want to crop, resize, change colors and filter their personal photos before posting to Instagram, for example.
How to use Photopea, online competitor and free Photoshop
To use the service you do not need to register and download anything to your PC. Users can edit files with different extension types and even work with RAW images from professional and semi-professional cameras. See how to use Photopea's key features to edit photos online.
Tutorial shows how to use the main tools of the online service Photopea Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa
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Using Photopea Image Options
Step 1. Open the Photopea website (https://www.photopea.com/) and use the "Open From Computer" option to start searching for an image on your computer to edit;
By opening the window to import images stored on PC to Photopea Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa
Step 2. Select the image you want to edit and click the "Open" button;
When importing a PC image into Photopea Photo: Playback / Marvin Costa
Step 3. In the top menu, click on the "Image" option for image editing features. You can adjust photo parameters in "Adjustments" and use automatic adjustments of hue, contrast and color. The area also has the option "Image Size" that allows you to resize the size of the photo;
Options for making adjustments to images with Photopea online service Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa
Step 4. In "Filter", check out the effects options to apply to your photo. The gallery has artistic, blur filters and other options like Pixelate that increases the amplitude of the image's pixels.
Options for filters on images from the Photopea online service Photo: Reproduco / Marvin Costa
Using Photopea Editing Tools
Step 1. In the options bar on the left side of the screen, rest the mouse pointer over the options to see their names and extra features. The first option represents the default tool pointer. The dotted square icon then indicates the type of selection that can be made at points in the image. You can choose the rectangular pattern or the ellipse selection;
Options for selection types in images edited from Photopea online service Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa
Step 2. Following is the "Lao" tool. It allows you to create freehand selections in "Lasso Select", polygonal selections in "Polygonal Lasso Select" and magnetic silhouettes in "Magnetic Lasso Select";
Online service tie tool Photopea Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa
Step 3. Select the crop option and use the edges inserted in the image to select the area you want to crop. You can also drag the crop selection to other points in the image. To confirm the cut, use the enter key on your keyboard;
Tool to crop images from online service Photopea Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa
Step 4. Following in the bar, we have "Eyedropper" which allows you to clone colors of specific areas of the image. "Ruler" is a feature for using on-screen rulers that can help you position images and other overlapping elements more easily. When enabled, simply pick a point from the image and click on it to automatically add the current brush tool color;
Options for cutting and clone colors in Photopea Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa
Step 5. Use the bandage cone to recover old images or remove skin blemishes on face photos. When triggered, the tool adds a selection icon that automatically applies the effect after a mouse click;
Tool for interlacing pixels of the online service Photopea Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa
Step 6. The brush tool lets you make drawings on the image. The "Pencil Tool" option makes the stroke similar to that of a pencil;
Online Image Editing Brush Tool Photopea Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa
Step 8. The pen icon allows you to make complex designs that follow a more perfect draw pattern with the "Pen" option. In "Free Pen", you can use the mouse pointer to create drawings manually, but without the same precision as the previous tool;
Online photo editing service pen tool Photopea Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa
Step 9. The service even lets you add "Texts", use the pointer to select and move layers, add geometric elements, turn the mouse into a zoom tool and redefine the current color of the brushes.
Other online service editing tool Photopea Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa
Saving edited photos in Photopea to your computer
Step 1. To save an image you have just edited on your PC, click on the "File" option in the top menu and rest the mouse pointer over "Export As". Choose the type of file you want to generate;
Options for saving images on the online service Photopea Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa
Step 2. If necessary, reset the height and size of the image. The "Quality" option allows you to determine if the file has high or low resolution. To download the image to your PC, click "Save".
When to determine how an image will be saved on the Photopea online service Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa
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