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Quick and Easy Platforms to Edit Images - Without Photoshop!


We all know that there just aren’t enough hours in the day! It is difficult to manage everything to do with running a business and having a life, most of the time the having a life part goes on the back burner. Keeping up with social media for any business is incredibly important and can be extremely time consuming and with such busy schedules who has the time to consistently make incredible images? Photoshop is a pain if you don’t understand how to properly use it and it can take up hours of your time. If you’re looking for Photoshop alternatives here is your jackpot! Time to make your life simpler with some easy to use platforms to help you achieve that perfect image – WITHOUT PHOTOSHOP!

PicMonkey

Making editing your photos a breeze! Honestly, at this point who needs Photoshop?

Ever sit at home on your Instagram feed wondering how people took such an amazing picture of the sunset, wondering if you’re really on the same planet looking at the same dimming sky? Trust me, been there wondered that. It isn’t that they have expensive cameras that you can’t afford, it isn’t that they are just incredible photographers. It’s all in the edit. PicMonkey can help you get on their level.

PicMonkey is a great place to go to make any image look perfect or play around with tools to create something fun and different. It is a more visually appealing Photoshop, with many similar features and tools, PicMonkey just makes it easier to find and understand how the tools work.

PicMonkey allows you to play around with filter tools as well as touch-up any imperfections in a photo, add some fun stickers and borders. Trust me this one is easy to get lost in! But just like Photoshop it is easy to get carried away. Always remember that less is more when it comes to edits, so play around and trust me you’ll become a pro in no time.

Canva

Canva is a website that helps make design easy for everyone. Offering hundreds of templates to help get even a design beginner looking like an expert.

When feeling uninspired it’s okay to look at other people’s work and templates for inspiration. Canva offers so many templates that you are guaranteed to find something that sparks some creativity. They are easily customizable, so that it doesn’t even look like you used one, you’ll just look like a Photoshop pro.

Canva offers different categories of templates that take away all the work. They are sized perfectly for whatever you are trying to do. Whether it is an Instagram post or a banner for twitter, google+ or a business card, the dimensions are already measured out for you, so there is no stress in figuring out if the sizing is right. So sit back relax pour that glass of wine and let Canva do the work for you!

Want to hear some even more exciting news? A lot of the templates and features are FREE!

Pixlr

Design, edit, create.

With Pixlr you have two options: express or editor. It really depends on your experience level as well as the time you have and the complexity of the project.

With Pixlr Editor it very much resembles Photoshop in the layout and format (but looks a lot prettier). It does not carry all the same features but the most useful and most commonly used. Being that it is very similar to Photoshop it will be a lot harder to work with. But if you are looking for a free Photoshop alternative Pixlr editor is the way to go and let your creative juices flow.

Pixlr Express allows an easier method of editing and creating interesting photos. There are a number of different options like: effects, overlays, borders, stickers, etc. It has a large variety of categories and options within the different tools. The overlays are very interesting and can make your image look very different without looking cheesy.

If you are also looking for inspiration on what to do with your images using Pixlr they have an option on the website that shows you different images made with Pixlr.

Making It Easy

We all know life can get a little bit crazy and it is hard to make time for everything. That’s why there as some amazing tools every small business owner should take advantage of and these three are definitely some quick and easy tools.

Whether you’re super busy, impatient with Photoshop or just straight up lazy (we all know that can be true) you can always find a way to #WORKIT.

Photos: Flickr, Canva, Made With Pixlr

 

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