tutorials
How to manipulate the highlights and shadows for a more dramatic edit
2018/10/3

In this tutorial, we're manipulating the highlights and shadows of our photos to create a more dramatic edit. Let's get to it.

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How to make airy potraits
2018/9/13

In this tutorial, we take a portrait of a person and give it a light and airy aesthetic. The techniques here can be used to make quick edits across a variety of subjects. Let's get started.

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The HSL tool and complementary colors
2018/9/7

In today's tutorial, we're going to be using the HSL tool and a few others to recolor a photo. We'll be following a few rules surrounding complementary colors for this particular recoloring. Need a quick refresher on how complementary colors work? Then check out our article on Pixel Magazine on color theory for photography.

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Using the curve tool to warm your sunsets
2018/8/22

In this tutorial, we're taking another look at enhancing photos taken around sunset. But we're going to show you a new technique to add warmth to these photos and emulate that sunset feeling. Let's learn!

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Saving photos with a dreary sunset
2018/8/9

Photos that were taken at sunset usually have a nice golden glow to them. This is the golden hour and when you can count on your photos to usually look great. However, sometimes you might have one of those evenings where the sky is just missing a little bit of gold. Here's how you can turn a grey sky into something out of a dream.

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The Inception tutorial
2018/8/2

Remember the movie Inception? If you do, images of buildings bending and distorting probably come to mind. In this tutorial, we're going to do something similar and have a city skyline reflecting itself in the clouds.

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Why soft light is our favorite blending mode
2018/8/2

In this tutorial, you'll learn the power of the blending modes in Polarr. The soft light blending mode is the one we'll be spending a lot of time on too since it's one of our favorites. Let's do this!

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Try this double exposure technique for unique edits
2018/7/19

Today's tutorial will have us creating a unique portrait that combines elements of a double exposure. This is a little challenging, but fun!

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How a few easy edits can enhance already great photos
2018/7/19

Here's a quick tutorial where we take a photo of a neon sign and add a little extra to it with just a few quick adjustments inside Polarr.

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How the overlay tool can create a dramatic sky
2018/7/6

You might normally think of using the gradient tool when it comes to switching up the sky in your photos. While the gradient tool is powerful and easy for making quick sky edits, in this tutorial we're trying something different. We're going to combine a gradient overlay and blending mode to make a unique twilight effect.

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Changing the mood of your photo with a color mask
2018/7/6

In this tutorial, we're going to take a look at how just a few edits can completely change the look and feel of an architectural photo.

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How to create a cinematic look
2018/6/21

In this tutorial, we'll show you a few edits you can make to give your photos a cinematic feel. Making a movie "feel" cinematic can be very subjective since things like frame size, depth, color, composition, set pieces and more go into calling something cinematic. But just hang with us and let's see if we can take this photo and make it feel like it could be a still from a movie.

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How to use the overlay tool for double exposures
2018/6/13

Double exposure is a photography technique where it looks like two images have been stacked together. This effect has roots in film photography where photographers would blend and merge two separate photos together by exposing the film twice. Today, it's easier than ever to do that in Polarr thanks to our new overlay tool. Here's how you can do it yourself.

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How to replace the sky in Polarr 5
2018/5/24

With Polarr 5, we provide a pretty easy and convenient way to replace the sky in your photos. Today, we'll show you how you can use a few steps to do just that. Today's quick tutorial takes a look at the new Overlay tool in Polarr and using the color selection method to replace the sky.

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Exploring custom duotones in Polarr
2018/2/7

Today we're going to take a look at the duotone feature in Polarr. Learning this tool will open up a new world of editing photos and creating images that look like they came out of a magazine.

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Making the sky pop with gradient masks and the curves tool
2018/1/19

In this quick tutorial, we show you how to make the sky pop in your landscape images. This works especially great near sunrise or sunset when the sky in your photographs has a ton of color or interesting clouds. Check out the video below to see the quick tutorial.

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How to selective color edit a photo
2018/1/10

In this tutorial, you're going to see how to make a single color pop and stand out in your photos. This selective color technique is a great way to learn more about the tools available in Polarr! The tools we're using in this tutorial include the HSL tool and Brush tool. Check out the video below or read on for step-by-step instructions.

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How to ripen bananas in 30 seconds or less
2018/1/6

How many times have you been to the produce aisle in the grocery store and seen dozens and dozens of unripe bananas? It happens pretty often and it's a huge bummer if you want to eat these bananas right when you get home and not wait days for them to ripen. Well, you don't have to wait for them to ripen anymore. This one weird trick will help you make green bananas yellow in about 30 seconds or less. Here's how.

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How to blur the background of a photo
2018/1/5

A blurred background is one of the best ways to create stunning portraits. Traditionally, blurred backgrounds are the result of shooting with DSLRs and using a wide aperture. Today, modern smartphones, like the iPhone X or Pixel 2, make it easy to create blurred backgrounds while taking a photo. But what if you don't have a DSLR, a brand new smartphone, or just forgot to shoot a blurred background? Just easily add it using Polarr Photo Editor.

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Minute edits - Balancing exposure at sunset
2017/9/14

In just a minute, we'll walk you through some steps you can take to balance the exposure in your photo. This is particularly useful when working in tricky lighting situations where a section of the image is either underexposed or overexposed. You'll find situations like this coming up a lot when shooting landscapes against a setting sun.

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Minute edits - Making a ray of light shine
2017/9/14

In just a minute, we'll show you a few quick easy edits that can make any light source look amazing. We'll be working with a ray of sunshine today and making it look even better in our image.

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Minute edits - Making your sunset pop
2017/9/14

In just a minute, we'll show you how a few easy edits can make the sunset pop in your photos. A lot of sunset photos can quickly look the same, but we're here to help give yours a slight edge aesthetics.

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Minute edits - Recreating an iconic iPhone wallpaper
2017/9/14

In just a minute, we'll show you how to recreate an iconic iPhone wallpaper. You'll see how easy it is to recreate in just a few easy steps after taking a picture of a flower.

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Minute edits - Bringing back detail in dark images
2017/9/14

In just a minute, we'll show you a few quick easy edits to bring detail back to an image that is dark. This is great for when you take a photo in a low-light condition, but want to see as much of the image as possible.

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Minute edits - Creating a moody city at night
2017/9/14

In just a minute, we'll take a normal photo of a cityscape at night and turn it into something dramatic and moody. You'll get a Gotham City vibe from this edit.

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Minute edits - Isolating against a dark background
2017/9/14

In just a minute, we're going to isolate a flower against a darker background. The approach in this tutorial is going to be a little different from what you might expect.

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Minute edits - Giving a photo an airy feel
2017/9/14

In just a minute, we're going to take a photo and give it an airy aesthetic. This is photo is definitely an artistic preference for anyone wanting to add an impression of light gracefulness and elegance to an image.

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Minute edits - Enhancing fog or mist in your image
2017/9/14

In just a minute, we'll walk you through some quick steps to help you enhance mist or fog in your images.

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