They're here! Meet the latest design pack on Pixlr web and mobile apps - The COLOURlovers Expansion Pack!
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These design ideas were the result of our awesome, COLOURlovers + Pixlr #PixlrPop Contest held at the end of May. The result was eight (8) winning entries that went to inspiration for what is referred to as, Expansion Pack Overlays on Pixlr web, desktop and mobile apps. Overlay packs generally feature unique artwork set to varied styled effects similar to those in design programs (i.e. Photoshop). This means that some of the artwork is set to modes such as: Lighten, Multiply, Soft Light, Hard Light and so on. This changes their interaction with the artwork you use.
Here is a quick example how you can use the COLOURlovers Overlays Expansion Pack with a clean portrait to create a trendy double exposure artwork. I used this beautiful black and white portrait (via Pinterest search, "Portraits") for the example images.
I highly recommend fiddling around with a clean black and white portrait when designing double exposure and/or overlay types.
"Loulouflor" by Anonymuse
"SPRING2013" by SUNNY21327
"Zebra" by addabarrios
"Orange Loves you px" by bhsav
"Historic Arrest" by Huege
As you can see these turned out pretty neat! Each style has a specific personality that really creates some terrific effects. Check it out for yourself!
- 1. Go to Pixlr Express
- 2. Load your own image, or go find an easy portrait to work with, the one I used is at this link. (hint: right click + "open image in a new tab" works great to not grab the page link, instead you just want the link to the image itself.
- 3. You'll see the little COLOURlovers icon and you can start editing!
- *Big Tip: Add an effect then erase sections with the History Brush, then go back and add more overlay effects....