PicsArt tutorial #1 – How to Change background

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So now lets learn how to change background in PicsArt . I’ve already  reviewed this app , if you haven’t read it , you can check it out here PicsArt review .

Step – 1
Choose the image of which you don’t like the background or wanna change it . I’ve chosen Hayley Williams for this . You can choose any image you want.

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Step – 2
Now choose a background for your image . I’ve chose this green, white background .

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Step – 3
Now open PicsArt and go to Tools >Free crop . Now using you finger , choose the area of the image you want to move to another image . If you want it to be sharp and clear enough , then I’d suggest you to Zoom the Image as much as possible . and to move the image , you’ll have to use your two fingers together .
Note- the area which you are selecting gets marked light red  .

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Step – 4
Now save it as clip art by tapping  on “Save Clip art ” present on right top of the image.

Step – 5
Open the background image and Go to Clipart > My clipart and select your Clipart .Now drag the clipart anywhere in the image And save it .

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That’s it , now you’ve got a beautiful background for your image . I’d suggest you to use a stylus pen for it , cause selection with your finger might be tricky . You can check these sample photos below …

Before

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After

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See how easy it is .. But you need to be sharp !

That’s all for now .  I hope u guyz liked it , And if you have any questions, you can comment below and I’ll definitely check those out . Thanks !!!

Tutorial by John Daimary

Viva Video – Video Editor

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Viva Video is a mobile video editor which has great features and it’s Free of cost ! You can have a great video editor in your pockets wherever you go . This review is for  the Android version , Downloaded from Play Store .  Let’s see what it’s capable of –

Starting Viva Video

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Starting Viva video

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You can capture , Add multiple photos and turn it into a movie , And Edit Videos professionally
but in a simple and easy way . All your videos that are completed goes to my studio .

Working on Viva Video

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It has simple and easy user interface . To start off editing , Just click on pro edit and import your videos from gallery.
Add clip – You can add lots of clips from your gallery . Just click on add clip icon and select a video and trim it . Note- All clips must not be more then 5 minutes .
Edit Clip – You can edit your clips manually to get the perfect clip . you can add slow motion , copy , split and delete selected clips. 
Theme – This applies a theme on your videos before it is played   .There are lots of themes and you can also download additional themes for free .
Fx – This applies a special effect on your clips . Like Blast , Thunderbolt , Flappy bird , Love , kiss , Angel etc . You can download more FX too.
Filter – You can add filters on your videos using this tool . Some filters are Rain , Blossom , Cloudy etc.
Transition – Transition refers to the style of the way a clip ends and a new clip starts . As usual , there are lots of transition available to use and more transitions can be downloaded too.
Title – You can add texts on your videos displaying your movie name , Editor , Voices by or just your names to keep it as a memory . There are styles like love , Cloud etc . You can enlarge your texts by pinching out and the color of the text can be changed too .
Music – You can add Music on your videos too . There are only 5 music’s available To use  But fortunately you can select unlimited music from your gallery .
Dub – You can record your voices while the video is playing . This is great for uploading tutorials or just having fun .

Saving and Sharing the file

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On top of the editing page , you’ll see a share button to save your videos to gallery or directly upload it on YouTube , Facebook or Email it . Exporting takes time …

This is a good video editing app , and it does have lots of features . Lots of filters are also available . I personally use this video editor to edit my homemade videos and it gives a good result . This App is very useful and easy to use .
Below are some positive (+) and negative (-) points –

Positive (+)
1. Its quick and very easy to use
2. Has all the useful features
3. It’s free of cost

Negative (-)
1. It has only 5 pre-installed musics
2. It leaves a watermark on right bottom of the video .

That’s it !! Hope you guyz got something out of it . If you did , then don’t forget to like and share . And if you have any questions or doubts , Feel free to comment . Hope you guyz liked it ! Thank you !

Tutorial By John Daimary

PicsArt

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PicsArt is one of the most advanced photo editing App for mobile platforms  . Obviously its Free . Though it might be difficult to use for some peoples , but once you get into it , it’s not gonna disappoint you . On this tutorial I’ll review the app and also teach you how to use the tools .

Starting PicsArt
You’ll almost feel like its a windows app , it has colourful tiles like windows phone . As you can see there’s options like Effect, Camera , collage, Draw and Photo . Theres shop also for downloading extra tools . To start off editing , you can take a new photo using Camera Option or you can select photos from gallery by clicking on Photos option .

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Working on PicsArt
Starting off with the Tool option . It has Advanced features like Clone , Free crop , Shape crop , Motion , Stretch, Resize etc.
(1) Clone – you can clone the part of the desired image , like Adobe Photoshop. To clone an image , First Tap on the clone option then select a part of the image . Then touch & press the part of the image and drag it to any side you want . Now You have two Faces in place of one . Lol

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(2)Free crop – With this tool you can crop the desired part of the image instead of having Squares or rectangles . For example:- You Have a photo of your own , but you don’t like the background , Then you can use this tool to free crop yourself and then Save it as Clipart . Then open the image where you wanna be , with a cool background . Then click on clipart menu and select your cropped image and drag it where ever you want it to be . If you wanna learn how to change background using PicsArt , you can check out my tutorial How to Change Background

(3)Shape Crop – It Gives you lots of shapes to crop an image . Like stars , Sun , Galaxy , Triangle etc . To use shape crop , Click on shape crop icon and select the type of shape you want to crop with .

(4)Motion – This tool allows you to add special effects on your image . For Example:- You have a Football players photo of kicking the ball . You can add motion on his leg to make it look cool  .
To use motion tool – Click on that motion icon (you’ll see 3 balls lined together ) and select a portion of the image , And drag to it to any side you want  . You’ll have a nice effect on  your image .

(5) Stretch – This tool allows you to stretch your images , resulting in funny photos . There are lots of styles of Stretch Tool which includes Warp, Swirl , Squeeze etc.
To use Stretch tool – Click on squeeze tool icon and select the type of stretch you wanna apply to your images . Then tap on any part of the image and see it getting stretched .

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Effects – There’s lots of effects available, it gives your photo a new life . It makes your photos look detailed with a wide range of effects to apply on. PicsArt has amazing effects including FX , Blur , Artistic , Paper , Distort etc.
There’s Corrections also  , including Red eye , Colour eye , Blemish fix etc.

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Mask – It is a type of layer for your images , PicsArt calls it MASK  . It also has lots of layers to apply on your images .

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Now moving on to DRAW , This is what i like the most . It’s feature packed Tools allow you to doodle , sketch or even create your own masterpiece ! . There are lots of drawing tools , brushes , Text’s etc. But it might be difficult to use  . So I’ll write down the names of the tools and its uses (I’ve marked red so that it becomes easy for you to understand the tools )

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Toolbars (portions marked red )
1. First icon represents the colour of the brush or texts .
2. Second tool is the Size , shape , radius , opacity etc. of the brush or eraser.
3. That word “A” goes for texts , you can select your own style.
4. That triangle icon is the shapes , you can use it for your drawings . There are lots of shapes .
5. This is the image + icon , you can add additional images on top of your existing image .
6. Camera icon , It lets you create a camera frame under your images . To use this tool – First click on the icon and then paint a portion of the image (using brush tool ) . That painted part becomes your camera frame .

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Now on 7th is the Layers icon . This tool will allow you to add upto 7 more layers on top of your image . It’s a good Tool for designers and artists who likes drawing but a different way .
Below are the tools and its names ( Area which are marked)

1.That bucket applys a colour which u pick on the whole image .

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2.Brush icon selects drawing .

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3.Eraser icon is used for erasing . You can also choose the size/shape of the eraser .

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4. Move tool . You can move the image or zoomin/zoomout by pinching the screen.

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5. (+) sign . it is used to add an empty layer or an image on top of the original image .

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6. (-) Sign . It is used to reduce or delete the layers .

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7. IT is used for coping the same layer .

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8. It is used to delete the existing layers .

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9.That eye icon is used for displaying the current layer or even shut down the layer .

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10. When all of your work is done , you might wanna save it .

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There Are lots of stickers also available for use . It has all the necessary tools for making the best photo among others .
PicsArt is one of my best App . It has great tools for drawings , editing etc.
You can also share your images to PicsArt community by signing in using your facebook Acc. Or you can also sign up for PicsArt.
Though its a powerful app , but every app has a disadvantage . below are some positive (+) and some negative (-) points .

Positive (+)
1. Great for drawings
2. Has all the necessary tools
3. It has great effects and stickers
4. You can ” free crop ”

Negative (-)
1. It might be difficult for some peoples to understand the tools

That’s it ! Hope you guyz enjoyed it . don’t forget to comment,  if you have any question or doubt regarding PicsArt , feel free to ask .
Hope this was useful ,,

Tutorial by John Daimary

Pixlr Express

Pixlr express is a mobile photo editing app by AutoDesk . It’s quick , and useful for daily snaps . It has lots of texts and filters , So lets begin .

Starting Pixlr Express
As you can see there are options like camera , Photos , Collage and below that you’ll find a circular window displaying fresh phots , Which means when you click a new pic , it gets displayed directly . So it becomes easy & fast to access .

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Working on Pixlr Express
Lets start off with the tools . There are lots of useful tools including crop , red eye , heal , contrast, auto fix etc. Below the photo you’ll find the toolbox :
(1) Adjustments – when you click on it , it pops up .it includes tools like crop , red eye, heal , auto fix ,Doodle, brighten , saturation , sharpen , rotate   , smoothing etc.

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(2) Effects- like i said , there are lots of effects available for download . There’s also a default effect , which has 25 pre-installed effects . There are 6 more effects sets which can be downloaded for free .

(3) Overlay – Overlay is almost a type of layer for your images , and it does feel like a layer . Whatever , moving on to overlay  , there are 19 Amazing overlays sets including smoke , paper , space etc. that’s great for photo editors . Out of 19 , there’s a default overlay , which has 30 preinstalled overlays . The rest you have to download it.

(4) Borders – You can also add borders for your images ,and it also has 30 preinstalled borders .
There’s 9 more additional sets which can be downloaded as well.

(5) Type – You can also add cool texts to your photos . The default set has 7 text styles , You can download additional 7 sets which has great styles.
You can also change the colour of your texts by clicking on colour option .

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(6) Stickers – It also has Stickers (Clip art) but it doesn’t have a default sticker set , So you’ll have to download if you wanna use . There’s 14 sets which can be downloaded.

After editing your photos , you can save it as .PNG or . JPEG format .

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You can even doodle if you want . You can use a stylus pen or you can doodle using your fingers too . But fingers aren’t pointed .
The feature which i like about Pixlr Express is that it has an undo/redo option which can be used several times  .  There’s also other photo editing apps which has more features than Pixlr Express .

Below are some positive (+) , negative (-) points :

Positive (+)
1. Its fast , easy and useful app for daily activities.
2. It has a lot number of Overlays, Effects and Stickers too .
3. It has great Fonts .
4. Its Free

Negative (-)
1. Its doesn’t have much professional features .
2. Most of the effects and other overlays needed isn’t pre installed , you’ll have to download it additionally .
3.Its default Fonts are BASIC.
4. Doodle on this app is very difficult.

That’s it , hope you guyz enjoyed it. If you have some questions or doubts feel free to ask… You can comment below and I’ll definitely check those out. Thank you  !!!

Tutorial by John Daimary

How To Take a Screenshot

Taking a screenshot is easy and is useful too . Its been used for various purposes like uploading a tutorial of a gameplay or teaching how to (tutorial). Reason can be anything.  Think of your Facebook status or it might be the number of friend requests , messages , notifications So that u can have a proof of your daily activities . Though there are different types of devices and different types of OS(Operating Systems) too .

Today I’m gonna teach you how to take a screenshot on mobile (android) , and on PC (windows) .

1. Taking a screenshot (Mobile)
There are different types of mobile , different brands, different OS too. My tutorial will be based on Android devices .
So to take a screenshot follow these steps :
(1) Choose the type of scene you want to take a screenshot of, example : if u wanna take a screenshot of your icons or home page , just be in the page .
(2) Press & hold Lock/unlock button together with volume down button .
(3) Now wait for 2 Secs and your Screenshot is done . on the notification bar you’ll see “Saving screenshot” . then later you can view it on gallery .

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Note: on Samsung phones you’ll to have hold and press Lock/unlock button along with home button .Then just wait for 2 secs and your screenshot is ready .

Tip: For those phones where these methods aren’t supported , You can download “Screenshot apps ” available on the “Play Store” . There are a lot of apps available.

2. Taking a screenshot (windows PC)
Taking a screenshot on a Windows PC is easy but you don’t get any notification that your screenshots are taken .
Follow these steps :
(1) Just be on the desired page of which you wanna take a screenshot of .
(2) Press the “Print screen” button on the right side of your keyboard . Some keyboards are written in short like    “Prnt Scrn”.when you press the button , You’ll see a slightly blink on your screen that means that your screenshot is taken but it isn’t Saved yet .

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(3) Now open MS Paint and press & hold  “control + V ” (that’s the shortcut of paste) .you’ll see that the image has been displayed.

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(4) Save the file . Now your screenshots can be viewed and its saved .
Note: You can take only One screenshot a time . Before taking another screenshots make sure to  save the first one .

Good Luck !
I hope this was helpful .
Tutorial by John Daimary