Transform your photos into masterpieces with special effects and eye-catching backgrounds

Sometimes, you like a photo just fine, but as luck would have it, the image has a bland or boring background that detracts from your perfect shot. You can also get tired of an old photo and start looking for a way to give it a refreshing and interesting new vibe. Pho.to offers a great number of dreamlike, exotic, and romantic backgrounds that can gently suggest the mood of an image or emphasize it, turning your photo into an absolutely different picture.
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Shining bokeh bubbles
The bokeh effect has earned universal appeal. Gracing so many photos, it’s sure to suit many of your own favorite shots. Pho.to currently offers three types of bokeh effects: conventional “Light Bokeh,” holiday “Christmas Bokeh,” or romantic “Heart Bokeh.”
Light vignette and bokeh effect for your photos Christmas bokeh background to make charming holiday cardsMake a lovely photo with romantic heart bokeh overlay
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Seasonal Effects: Summer
These four great background themes focus on all the best that summer has to offer: ocean waves, bright sunshine, and the vivid colors of this amazing season. Add them to your vacation photos to emphasize the relaxing and carefree moods of your summer days.

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Seasonal Effects: Winter
Surround your winter photos with magical snowflakes and glittering ice. You can’t go wrong if you apply these backgrounds to your winter photos. Make your personalized photo greeting cards unique and memorable with these effects. Share them with friends and relatives on Christmas and New Year’s—these photo greetings are sure to be treasured all year long!

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Seasonal Effects: Spring and Autumn
Adorn your photos with blooming spring flowers or colorful autumn leaves to make them even more eye-catching.
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Premium Effects for Experienced Users
If you want your photos to really stand out, you’ll want to consider these elite photo backgrounds. Premium effects are available in a very limited number of copies in Photo Lab PRO and PRO-HD apps for iOS only. At $20 per template, these amazing effects will turn your photos into professional images that look exclusive and chic.
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Great Cities of the World
Would you like to have a teleporter in your pocket? We can install one on your mobile device! The professional version of the Pho.to Lab app is available for iOS and Android. With these amazing backgrounds, you can move the scene in your photos to three famous cities of the world: Moscow, Paris, and two different streets of Venice.
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                                         Old Street and Moscow Attractions

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                        Paris Photo Background and Old Cityscape Background

Unusual Backgrounds for Special Occasions
If you’re looking for a creative background to emphasize the mood of your shot or to add an artistic touch to it, check out these photo effects. Every daring photographer will want to try the dangerous “Fire Flames” and “Snake Skin” backgrounds.
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The “Industrial” photo background was created for those who like urban stylistics in design.
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And last but not least, the joyous “Festive Balloons” background is perfect for any special event or occasion, from birthday parties to graduations and weddings.
birthday-photo-backgroundYou can try the effects photo in here: http://photoeditor360.com/

7 Famous Photography Effects You Can Easily Recreate. Part 2

Now we are going to talk about no less marvelous effects Pho.to has to offer: Sepia effect, Dave Hill, and Color Isolation effects. Even a good taken photo can benefit from adding some creative effects.

  • Convert a photograph into a sepia-tone image to make it look sweet and retro-ish.
  • Learn how to make your photos special with the help of the creative Dave Hill effect.
  • Experiment with color isolation effects to emphasize on a certain object in a photo.
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    Sepia
    In the old times, sepia was a technique normally used to preserve black and white photos from fading out. Most probably the photos of your great-grandparents are in soft brownish shades of sepia. The first color film was produced in 1935, so black-and-white and sepia were virtually the only choices for photographers of these times. Sepia gave human skin the warm shade it naturally had and made every photo look a bit romantic and retroish. Photographers and their models alike still appreciate sepia-toned photographs because of their warm and intimate feel.

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Sepia effect
It’s possible to create a sepia-toned picture without postprocessing it in a photo editor. The classic way to do this is to take photos with a traditional camera and to add sepia toner when you develop a photo. But it can be risky, as the process involves using toxic chemicals. Another way is to attach a sepia filter to your camera lens. But the best and fastest way is to apply this effect is to go to Pho.to website or getting the ‘Photo Lab’ app. And here are the steps on how to do it:
1. Choose one of the many sepia-inspired filters: Bronze Sepia or Retro Sepia, Vintage Sepia, Dramatic Bronze, Dramatic Retro or Dreamy Retro.
2. Upload your photo. Our smart algorithms will take care of the rest!
See how the processed picture looks warm and fade-out. This cat can’t but win the hearts of all photography lovers.

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Dave Hill
Guess what? Yes, this effect was invented by Dave Hill, a Los Angeles photographer. Dave is famous for adding a pinch of magic to each image. People in his photos look radiant and real, you can almost catch them breezing and winking at you. Somehow they’re even a bit too genuine, too sharp and too vivid to be real.
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The techniques used by Dave to achieve this are kept secret. Obviously, the first step is to take a dramatic photo. Dave usually uses at least eight light sources for his pictures to make everything in the picture come out. When the perfect shot is taken, the magic begins. Post-processing a single photo can take up to several days, but no one knows what exactly Dave does during this time. Photographers who try to discover the secret of Dave Hill suggest using the same methods you would use to create an HDR image, applying the unsharp mask filter, and playing with colors and light.
But you can make it simply by using the magic of Pho.to.
1. Open the Dave Hill effect’s page and choose your picture. To make the result look appealing, pick a catchy photo. We’ve got a shot of a rock climber. You could try using photos of other sports, interesting pictures of your friends having fun or any other eye-catching shots.
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2. Wait for your result to appear and enjoy an instant Dave Hill effect.
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Color Isolation
Color isolation is an undoubtedly fantastic effect. Imagine a picture of a crowded street where everything except a tree sapling is in black and white. A shot of a red heart-shaped lollipop lying on a table would also look eye-catching if everything around the candy was in black and white. You can isolate anything you like: flowers, butterflies, red lips, green eyes and blue aviator glasses – you name them.
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If you wonder how to make a photo with this effect, we must say that there isn’t really a way to shoot a monochrome photo and then add a full-color detail. You can only apply color isolation when you post-process a color photo. So take any image from your DSLR, point-and-shoot or phone camera as a source. If you have Photoshop, you could follow this fun tutorial on color isolation. But wait, there is an easier way to do it! Just head to Pho.to and follow these simple instructions.
1. Let’s choose an appropriate effect for the photo. The first color isolation effect is Red Boost. It leaves shades of red and orange intact, while all the other colors fade away. It is a real magic for girls with red lips.

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This is another example of this trendy color isolation effect:

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2. The Blue Only effect works great for the blue-eyed people, as well as for azure butterflies and turquoise ocean.

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3. Green only is the perfect effect to make green apples, plants or the green eyes of your cat look cattier than ever.
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We hope that these little tutorials will evoke your imagination and help you make new masterpieces with your photos.

6 photo editing steps every photographer should know

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Photo editing was at one time a controversial step for photographers. The wide capabilities of software like Photoshop made post-processing a quiet, private affair. No longer. It’s generally accepted now that even the best images can benefit from a few basic enhancements with photo editing software.

Below we’ve listed these essential photo editing adjustments in the order in which you should make them for the most efficient work process, or ‘workflow’. For example, it’s sensible to crop first – there’s no point spending time removing dust or adjusting exposure on areas of the picture a new crop will get rid of anyway.

You don’t necessarily need to apply every step to all of your images, either. For example, there are times the exposure is perfect so you won’t need to adjust the Levels. Simply check whether each step is needed on each image as you go through them.

Once your photo editing is completed to your satisfaction, it’s good practice to rename the final image using the Save As command, rather than overwriting the original file. That way you always have the original image should you want to undo some of your photo editing changes.

6 photo editing steps every photographer should know

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Step 1: Crop your shot
Even well-composed images can benefit from cropping. Using the Crop tool, click and drag the box into position, and then fine-tune the crop by dragging the small box on each side. Level the horizon by dragging any corner of the box to rotate the crop.

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Step 2: Remove sensor dust
Dust and another crud on your camera’s sensor are most visible on images taken at small apertures, such as f/16 or less, and on plain areas such as the sky. So the next step is to use the Healing Brush, as shown, to remove any dust spots on the image.

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Step 3: Adjust the levels
To boost contrast, you need to brighten highlights and darken shadows. In the Levels window, drag the right-hand (white) arrow left to meet the end of the histogram to lighten the highlights, and the left-hand (black) arrow right to darken the shadows.

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Step 4: boost the saturation
You may need to fine-tune your shot’s colors post-shoot. It’s always tempting to add lots of saturation to make your image look more colorful, but – like most adjustments – it’s best to keep changes to a minimum. Garish, noisy colors look awful.

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Step 5: Convert to black and white
Mono can look magic, so make use of the simple conversion tool. Use the preset conversions from the drop-down menu to alter how different colors are converted. Choose a preset that gives good contrast without losing highlight or shadow detail.

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Step 6: Sharpen up
Most digital images can benefit from this. The exact settings will depend on whether you are going to view the image on-screen or make a print, but you should always apply the minimum amount needed to avoid adding unwanted digital noise.

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7 Famous Photography Effects You Can Easily Recreate. Part1

Do you know how to make a photo stand out? Nowadays, a great number of graphics programs and apps available on stores can make your photos look more attractive and eye-catching.
Do you want to enhance your photo or make it look way more creative? You can easily do it without mastering Photoshop or GIMP. Pho.to website is known as an expert in post-processing techniques. It will improve your photo dramatically in just one click.
Are you used to editing photos using mobile devices? Our mobile versions are available for both iOS and Android and even more include the same effects as the website.
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Get ready to dive into the fascinating world of photo editing with first-class effects mentioned below. By the way, you can find all these filters and effects at Photo Filters & Effects category for those who like to use the Funny.Pho.to the website.

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Vignetting
Vignetting (darkening of image corners) is an effect that has existed since the camera was invented. Here you can read why vignetting occurs.
Sometimes vignetting is added on purpose. This photo effect is a natural and perfect frame for any photo, which gives an artistic and professional feel to an image.

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If you need to add vignetting to your picture, head straight to Pho.to and follow these simple steps:
1. Find the Vignetting effect among Photo Filters and Effects and choose if you want to make your vignetting dark or light.Types of vignetting photo effects on Pho.to
2. Pick a photo you want to process. Remember that a photo should have an interesting object somewhere around its central area, as outer objects may become blurry. We have chosen this picture of a cupcake

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3. Enjoy the result. We promise you will not be disappointed with it!

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Double Exposure
Double Exposure effect is all about blending two pictures into one. Dan Mountford, the master of storytelling photography, extended Double Exposure to become a new branch of art. You can take similar pictures and combine them into one. Or, alternatively, take absolutely contrasting photos to demonstrate the highest degree of creativity. Using double exposure effect photographers can create surrealistic, mirror or ghost images. To achieve the similar effect you can easily perform it with the help of our Double Exposure Effect.
1. Find Double Exposure Effect at Photo Filters and Effects page. This effect can combine two images in different modes: convert them into black-and-white or merge them without changing their color. Types of double exposure photo effect on Pho.to
2. Choose two pictures you want to blend. It’s a great idea to blend girls portraits with flowers, combine BW photos or silhouette photos with picturesque scenes to receive fabulous images. We took two beautiful pictures and look what we achieved.
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A sakura tree overlapping a girl’s portrait makes the picture both intricate and bright.

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Reach peace, romance, and harmony by blending a romantic silhouette photo with a lovely background!
For those who are willing to learn more about multiple exposure technique, we recommend reading this article.

Tilt shift
Tilt shift effect has become extremely popular over the last few years. This amazing effect makes objects in a picture look like intricate miniatures, in fact, they are not. It happens because the shallow depth of field gives you an illusion that a photo has been taken with the macro lens, which is used for shooting scale models rather than real objects.
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Previously photographers used to make these pictures with special tilt shift lens.
In the last few years post-processing has become the most popular way to create images with tilt shift effect. Of course, you can do it in many graphics programs. But surely Pho.to will help you achieve the best result with minimum effort.
1. Go to Tilt Shift page.
2. Choose a photo you want to process. The key to success here is to pick the right image. To do so, imagine how you would take pictures of a scale model. You would be leaning over it to give your photos a sense of perspective, right? So your fake miniature photos should have the same viewpoint. You could also get some wonderful ideas from a selection of beautiful photos with tilt-shift effect. Here is the picture we have chosen:
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Relax for a second and let Pho.to do its magic!
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Bokeh
The strange word bokeh comes from the Japanese language where it means blur, haze. It is a way to describe how lens renders out-of-focus areas on photos. Have you ever noticed soft colorful spots in the backgrounds of pictures? If so, then you know what bokeh is. If you take pictures at nighttime, bokeh can give an absolutely hypnotising effect. Delicate lighting in the pictures of your loved ones can bring photos a romantic feel. Sometimes bokeh can make your photos look more sentimental and melancholic. One thing we’re confident about is that photos with bokeh always look absolutely amazing.
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It is relatively easy to make photos with bokeh. We have got a whole blog post written on how to get a bokeh effect on your photos. If you have already read it and mastered this technique, you could aim for more. Try to make photos with custom bokeh shapes. Add hearts, apply bright Christmas trees or Batman logos… the choice is endless.
To achieve the effect of bokeh you would normally need a DSLR with a good lens, special lighting and definitely some skills. But you are on Pho.to, so all your excuses will be lame. If you fail to achieve bokeh with your camera, you can create bokeh on our site doing the following:
1. Choose an effect with bokeh: Light Bokeh or Christmas Bokeh, Blue Snow Bokeh Effect.
2. Upload your photo or enter its URL and you’ll get a wonderful picture with natural and beautiful bokeh lights!
Here’s the image we’ve used:
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And here are the fascinating portraits Pho.to has produced:
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Free photo editing online with Camera360

Many people looking for free photo editing online to edit their favorite pictures to make it beautiful and Great, to become more professional photos, all these things require expertise in dealing with the software. Now with camera360, you can do all these things without any expertise in photos editing software.

It was released several applications for android and ios that help in the professional amendment of the photos, but most apps are not free or it is too weak. But Camera360 is more efficient and free you can use free photo editing online on its website: web.camera360.com or on your smartphone by using Camera360 app for Android and IOS.

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Started in May 2010, Camera360, the flagship product of the company now has over 150 million users worldwide. By focusing on free photo editing online, the company has developed eight products. Two months ago, we tested its latest product, photograph camera.

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Camera360 has built the service of free photo editing online for users to take photos, store, manage cross-platform sharing platform. In late 2012, a cloud photo album was released.

At present, the company is working on building a business model with its photo service one-stop partners and third parties. The Company believes that the values of the pictures, which are recorded and shared, are the things to monetize over time.