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How to edit photos in PicsArt? Free app has professional features | Apps

PicsArt is a free application for downloading and editing photos on Android and iPhone (iOS) phones. The app provides professional tools and a variety of filtering options, image parameter adjustments, cropping, frames, stickers and other features that can help enhance mobile photos. Although it is free, the platform also offers unlocking more features by subscribing to a premium account. Here's the tutorial on how to use PicsArts to edit photos like a pro. Before I start I need to sign up for PicsArts with an email address or a Facebook account.

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Tutorial shows how to use PicsArt app to edit photos on mobile Photo: Marvin Costa / dnetcTutorial shows how to use PicsArt app to edit photos on mobile Photo: Marvin Costa / dnetc

Tutorial shows how to use PicsArt app to edit photos on mobile Photo: Marvin Costa / dnetc

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Step 1. Download and install PicsArt. Open the app and tap the "+" cone at the bottom of the screen. Then touch an image saved on your phone to open it in the app;

By opening an image in the PicsArt app editing tool Photo: Reproduction / Art Marvin CostaBy opening an image in the PicsArt app editing tool Photo: Reproduction / Art Marvin Costa

By opening an image in the PicsArt app editing tool Photo: Reproduction / Art Marvin Costa

Step 2. In the options bar at the bottom of the screen, tap "Tools". At this point, the app will display key editing options such as cropping, color highlighting, parameter adjustments, curves, resizing and other features;

While checking out the main PicsArt image editing tools Photo: Reproduction / Art Marvin CostaWhile checking out the main PicsArt image editing tools Photo: Reproduction / Art Marvin Costa

While checking out the main PicsArt image editing tools Photo: Reproduction / Art Marvin Costa

Step 3. Tap "Effects" to display filter options. To insert them over the image, just tap on the thumbnails at the bottom of the screen. To save the action, tap "Apply";

When applying effects to images by the free app PicsArt Photo: Reproduction / Art Marvin CostaWhen applying effects to images by the free app PicsArt Photo: Reproduction / Art Marvin Costa

When applying effects to images by the free app PicsArt Photo: Reproduction / Art Marvin Costa

Step 4. Tap "Beautify" to see all options for beautifying selfies. The effects are inserted by tapping each option at the bottom of the screen. To continue, click "Apply";

When to use the beautification tools of the PicsArt app Photo: Reproduction / Art Marvin CostaWhen to use the beautification tools of the PicsArt app Photo: Reproduction / Art Marvin Costa

When to use the beautification tools of the PicsArt app Photo: Reproduction / Art Marvin Costa

Step 5. Under "Sticker", check out the sticker options that can be inserted into the image. You can use the search tool to find specific stickers. Also, you can tap on hashtags or suggested items to add the gear to your photo;

By adding stickers on images using the PicsArt app Photo: Reproduction / Art Marvin CostaBy adding stickers on images using the PicsArt app Photo: Reproduction / Art Marvin Costa

By adding stickers on images using the PicsArt app Photo: Reproduction / Art Marvin Costa

Step 6. In "Cropping", use your finger to outline objects you wish to remove from the image. The feature serves to remove the background on which the object is inserted in the photo. This ideal tool for creating more complex assemblies;

When cropping objects in photos with the PicsArt app Photo: Reproduction / Art Marvin CostaWhen cropping objects in photos with the PicsArt app Photo: Reproduction / Art Marvin Costa

When cropping objects in photos with the PicsArt app Photo: Reproduction / Art Marvin Costa

Step 7. Tap "Text" to type words and phrases over your image. To see more character options, tap the tick icon in the upper right corner of the screen;

When to use the tool to insert text in photos using the PicsArt application Photo: Reproduction / Art Marvin CostaWhen to use the tool to insert text in photos using the PicsArt application Photo: Reproduction / Art Marvin Costa

When to use the tool to insert text in photos using the PicsArt application Photo: Reproduction / Art Marvin Costa

Step 8. Choose a font type and use the formatting options to customize the sentences. To continue, click "Apply". The app has other tools, such as a mode for overlaying images, making quick adjustments, adjusting edges, adding image layers and finger drawings on the screen;

When saving text on images using the PicsArt app Photo: Reproduction / Art Marvin CostaWhen saving text on images using the PicsArt app Photo: Reproduction / Art Marvin Costa

When saving text on images using the PicsArt app Photo: Reproduction / Art Marvin Costa

Step 9. Other options such as flash effect for selfies, shape masks, frames and conversation balls can be inserted. To save the changes, click "Next". This done, use the "Save" option to download the image to your smartphone or the "Post" option to upload the image to your in-app timeline.

When saving edited images using the PicsArt Photo: Reproduction / Art app Marvin CostaWhen saving edited images using the PicsArt Photo: Reproduction / Art app Marvin Costa

When saving edited images using the PicsArt Photo: Reproduction / Art app Marvin Costa