As a new blogger, I am obsessed with doing reaserch. I came across fellow bloggers using fancy cover photos to introduce their posts on their blog, pinterest, and instagram. I searched around briefly to see if I could find some sort of app that everyone is using to create these eye-catching photos. After searching with no luck, I decided to make a post of my own. I originally wanted to create a post titled The Top 5 Blog Post Photo Editors, but then I found one that surpasses them all. I didn’t see a point in introducing you to other editors when they didn’t stand a chance.
If you are like me, you like to be able to work from your phone as well as your laptop. I like to be able to sit on the couch, in between the chaos of being a mother, and work on my blog. Creating cover photos from my phone would be the perfect fit. So I started searching for apps. None of them wowed me until I found The Adobe Photoshop Express app. Some of you might already know this, but this app is the bomb.com! It has a 4.8 star rating on the Apple App Store with more than 260k ratings. If you do find an issue with the app and mention it in your review the Developer responds to you and thanks you for your feedback. They also assure you the bug will be fixed and lets you know what steps are being put in place to do so. Excellent customer service and top reviews are barely scraping the surface when it comes to diving into what an amazing editor PS Express is.
You can download the app and link it up to your laptop and use them both at the same time if you’d like! Your phone and laptop sync up so you can transfer your work back and forth effortlessly. Using your PC to edit your photos also gives you access to more editing features that aren’t on the app for your mobile device. This editor gives you the best of BOTH worlds!
Most apps have annoying in-app purchases in order to have access to their full content. Other apps even allow you to download them for free and then offer you a couple day to a week free trial run. In most cases, you still have to provide your credit or debit card information. If you don’t then it kicks you out of the app and you can’t use it at all. Therefore, if you end up hating the app you would still have to use it, because you already would have spent money on it. This doesn’t seem entirely fair and would just waste your time. The PS express app is entirely free to download and doesn’t have any in-app purchases. It’s almost too good to be true!
Once the app in downloaded you have the option to log into your Adobe account. You don’t have an Adobe account? No biggie. PS express gives you the option to log using your Facebook or Google account. After logging in, you get to dive right into editing your photos. All services are lined up at the bottom of the screen and are self explanatory and easy to use. So no need for a tutorial! You can choose a photo out of your phone’s gallery and are given the option to crop it. I love the way PS express has set this feature up! You have a custom crop button, basic dimensions, and even social media post options! You can choose from Pinterest, Facebook Cover Photo, Instagram, and more. This makes it super handy for perfectly sized social media posts.
You can then choose from a wide variety of filters for your photos.
You can choose how strong of an appearance the filter has on your photo with an easy to use slide bar.
Photoshop Express also has the option to detect and correct red eye, pet eye, and blemishes.
There is an extensive amount of text options for your edit as well. You can choose from text styles that are already created with a font, alignment, color, and even quote or phrase for a quick edit. You can choose a text style and edit to your liking as well. Once you have chosen a style you can also layer them with each other ot with other text. This will also allow you to switch the color, font, opacity, and alignment of your text art.
There are also other features like stickers, outlines, frames, and other details or effects.
Other amazing features that PS Express provides is the ability to create photos with no watermark and post your photos on your adobe profile. Both of these are useful because other apps don’t allow you to so this. Posting your creations on your profile allows you to go back and edit them later. You can also view other editor’s photos in the discovery tab. This allows you to gain inspiration and copy their edits on your own photo.
I absolutely love the variety of features and tools available in this program and app. I am excited to see what else it can do for future posts and projects.
Using Adobe Photoshop Express allows you to go from simple to eye-catching!
Let me know what you guys think of Adobe Photoshop Express in the comments.
Brittany Lee Vaughn