Ho, Ho, Holiday Greetings from Photo Lab!

The most wonderful time of the year is here. While you’re getting ready to celebrate and enjoy the festive atmosphere of the Winter Holidays (well, at least we’re sure you know how to create the most unique Christmas cards, don’t you?), we’re using this opportunity to remember 2017 and to say that you, our amazing users, made it special!

Photo Lab is wishing your Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

We’re so lucky to have you as Photo Lab app users (and our blog readers) and look forward to bringing even more joy with our app to you in the upcoming year.

Click for 🗝 milestones and 🎄 wishes

Yay! Photo Lab is the best app of 2017 according to Google

And it feels absolutely crazymazing! 😊

Photo Lab is the best app of 2017 in Google Play Russia

Google Play revealed the winners of the Play Awards of 2017 on Friday, December 01, and we are very proud to say that Photo Lab has become the best app of the year. 🎉

The lists of the winners differ from country to country, so to be more specific Photo Lab has been nominated and picked the trophy as the hottest app in Russia 🇷🇺. For us, it is a huge step forward and the sign of recognition of all the significant changes we were introducing through the year not only from the Play Store team but also from you, our users.

More kudos & thanks

Robert Downey Jr.’s Halloween Smashing Success with Photo Lab

“I’m Tony Stark. I build neat stuff, got a great girl, occasionally save the world. So why can’t I sleep?”

Robert Downey Jr's smashing success with Photo Lab effect

Had we seen this post earlier our only answer to this epic question would have been: “Who sleeps on Halloween night and with such a mask from #PhotoLab on?” And by the way, the answer is still the same because whoever is behind Robert’s Instagram account won big.

Almost 1.5 million likes the #CreepySmileMakeup got over week make it not only the most successful post in Photo Lab’s history but also the most likable Robert’s Instagram pic ever! Can you believe this? We could not either at first. But on second thought why not? This effect is Halloween-scary, it’s funny and it’s smiling at you with that creepy smile nobody can resist.

Yes, we know Halloween 2017 is over, but whenever you are in a mood to frighten your friends to death, feel free to find this mask here.

PS: Do you happen to know the person behind RDJ’s Instagram and Facebook? Anyone? Please, contact us if you do. 📧

Check out the coolest Robert Downey Jr.’s fans reactions 🙃

Smoky Cloud effect by #PhotoLab hits Instagram and Facebook

Facebook and Instagram folks just adore this purple cloudy effect by #PhotoLab. We have no idea why it is SOOO popular, especially in India, but it’s a fact.

New trend: purple cloudy effect by #PhotoLab
Purple cloudy effect: before and after #PhotoLab editing

Today this super-viral effect got us TOP📈 and even #1 rankings in several countries. The doubtless leader by the number of installs is India, where Photo Lab has become #4 in all categories on the App Store and #1 in the Photography category on the Play Store. Just imagine, #PhotoLab is 4th in the whole Indian App Store, right after WhatsApp, Youtube and Facebook! What about Facebook and Instagram, and why this effect?

Pure art, pure joy! New Art Backgrounds category places your silhouette on a piece of art.

So you have a photo. With a terrible background. Or maybe the background is fine, but you might want to give the photo a fresh look. Or is it artistic touch you are after? Consider the problem solved, since the whole new collection of Art Background changing effects, driven by AI figure detection algorithm is already available in Photo Lab for iOS and Android.

7 Famous Photography Effects You Can Easily Recreate. Part 2

Hello everybody! Previously, we told you about some creative photo effects that you can find on Pho.to: Double Exposure, Bokeh effect, Vignetting, Tilt Shift.

Now we are going to talk about no less marvellous 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.

Examples of photos processed with 7 popular photo effects part 2

Are you ready to get into the world of truly amazing effects?

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.

Examples of photos processed with 7 popular photo effects

Let’s check 7 stunning effects which can make your photos truly unique!

TOP-3 winter tutorials from our Facebook community

Let’s make your winter impressions brighter! We decided to share these three awesome winter tutorials from our Facebook page (by the way, join us on Facebook, if you already haven’t, more cool staff is to come there). Follow simple steps to combine effects and create amazing winter collages. All these tips are suitable both for Funny.Pho.to website and Photo Lab app users.

 

Tutorial #1: You are being followed…

If you want to have some fun with your photos, first edit your shot with ‘Snow Effect’ (if you are using our mobile app, look for it in ‘Stylized Effects’). Upload your photo and wait a few seconds until the effect is applied.
Click ‘Fun effects’ or ‘All Effects’ to get back to the list of effects and find the ‘Squirrel Photobomb’ if you are using the web site or look for it in the ‘Photorealistic Montages’ section of the app on your mobile device.
Now when you are on the effect’s page switch to ‘Recent results’ and find the picture you edited with ‘Snow Effect’. Click it and wait a few seconds to get the result.
Remember that you can add a short note with the help of ‘T+’ option for every effect.

amazing winter tutorial with a squirrel photobomb

 

Tutorial #2: Winter Wonderland

Let’s create an amazing winter card to cheer up and inspire your friends. Go to ‘Snow Globe’ from ‘Realistic Photomontage’ and upload your photo. Wait a few seconds until you get a beautiful snow globe with your picture .
Now click ‘Fun effects’ or ‘All Effects’ to get back to the list of effects and find the ‘New Year Book’ in the ‘Photorealistic Montages’ section.
Switch to ‘Recent results’ and find the picture you edited with ‘Snow Globe’ effect. Click it and wait a few seconds to get the result. How do you like the result?

perfect winter card tutorial

 

Tutorial #3: Winter Fairytale 

Those of you who love artistic approach to photo editing will appreciate this trendy combination of effects.
Find the ‘Pencil vs Camera’ in ‘Drawing vs Photography’ section and turn your photo into an unusual sketch. Now open ‘Snow Effect’ from the ‘Stylized Effects’ section. Add some snow to your sketch from the ‘Recent results’. Enjoy!

Trendy and artistic winter sketch

Do you like these tutorials? Share your results in comments or on Facebook! We love hearing from you 🙂