Last month, we made a video that showed you how to make exceptional space silhouettes based on some simple but powerful techniques from Pixlr superuser Aldrin Gersalia. At the end of the video, we asked you to make one of these spaced-out images and share the result with us. We’ve been bowled over by the photos you’ve been sending to us, and we’ve collected a bunch of them for a special project. They’re wonderful.
If you haven’t shared your own space silhouette with us yet, we’d love to see a few more. We can’t guarantee all of the photos you share with us will be used in this upcoming Pixlr Project, but if we do use your space photo we’ll include you in the credits.
Sound interesting? Open up a batch of weekend creativity and make one for us. Once you’re done, pop in the hashtag #pixlrspace or point us to it on Twitter or Flickr or Instagram or Facebook or Pinterest or Google+ or anywhere else you see us online. (Or, just pop it into an email.) And watch this blog in the coming weeks for the final project.
"More effects!" That’s a cry we hear from people who use Pixlr Express all the time. We know they love new things, and we add them from time to time. Today, we’re adding some of the effects from the brand-new Pixlr Desktop in Pixlr Express for a limited time.
The new downloadable Pixlr for Mac and PC has a lot of things you may be familiar with if you’re a Pixlr Express user, including packs like these that we’re showcasing. One of the great things about our desktop app is that it supports higher resolution effects (like these new HD packs). This installed app has more power behind it than our web-based apps, allowing you to save your image (and these effects) at your full original resolution.
This pack will stick around for awhile, so give them a shot and make something new with them. We’re including some very pretty isometric animals called Heroici, neat geometric overlays we called Smashed, and some nice fractured Patterns to give your backgrounds cool textures. It even has a few neat word quotes included.
If you like these and want to try more, download the new app. It’s chock full of new effects, and we’ll be adding more as the app grows.
Phew. The past week or so has been a busy one for Pixlr:
We want to express a sincere thank you to everyone who entered our contest, had their photo taken at Fan Expo, stopped by our booth and said hello, won a prize, tweeted, retweeted, liked, loved, or otherwise interacted with us. Your feedback this week was spectacular, and we thank you for taking time out of your day to share it. Special thanks to everyone who downloaded the new app to try it out. Thanks to you, we’re #3 in the Mac App Store this week!
That’s it for us for the year. We’re all going on vacation. Actually, it’s just the beginning. Stay tuned for more in the coming weeks and months.
We’re down to the final winner in our #mysuperpower Photo Contest. This last winner is MrsKBad on Flickr. Her superpower? The ability to change the weather. Just like Storm in the X-Men. Sort of. What a creative entry. Thank you for sharing it with us, MrsKBad!
She chose the Polaroid Cube as her prize. We’ll get her set up with that, a mount, and a microSD card, which we’ll send to her in Cincinnati.
That’s it, everybody! The contest is over, but we’ll do another one before you know it.
We have our thirteenth winner in our #mysuperpower Photo Contest! Tammy — aka @tamdoll on Twitter — shares this amusing photo of her superpower: the ability to see faces in inanimate objects. Very clever. She totally places those eyes from the contest pack in the right place. Nice job!
For her prize, she chose a 6-month subscription to Lootcrate. Such a great prize. Thanks for sharing your superpower with us! That’s prize 13 of 14. One more to go.
Winner #12 has been chosen in our latest photo contest. Alexis Greiner (@Alexis_Greiner on Twitter), puts her mind to the task of showing us her superpower. You’re never going to believe this, but she has an elemental power to summon waves at will.
That is the kind of creativity we’re looking for, Alexis! For her prize, she chose The Polaroid Cube, which has been a popular prize in this contest. We’ll also send her a mount for the camera and a 16GB micro SD card, which we’ll send to her in Sea Ranch Lakes, Florida.
The contest is closed to entries now, but we’ll be announcing the last winners here on the blog, so stick around for those.
Another winner in our #mysuperpower Photo Contest!
Silvy from Auckland, New Zealand — aka @Dv_Ch96 on Twitter — shares a very creative illustration of his superpower: He can stop time. Nicely done, sir.
For his prize, Silvy chose the Instax Mini 8 camera. A great choice. Those instant cameras are lots of fun. We’re throwing in a pack of film to get him started. Just a few more prizes to award. Stay tuned.