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Germany wins it. Gut gemacht! We think this was one of the best World Cups in memory. Great games all around, with more scoring than usual and in general more good sportsmanship across the board. There were a few sour notes along the way, but overall this was a stellar World Cup. 
The end of the World Cup also means the impending end of the Beautiful Game flag overlays in Pixlr Express. Go make something with them before they’re gone. (And be on the lookout for the next special effects pack….)
Germany wins it. Gut gemacht! We think this was one of the best World Cups in memory. Great games all around, with more scoring than usual and in general more good sportsmanship across the board. There were a few sour notes along the way, but overall this was a stellar World Cup. 
The end of the World Cup also means the impending end of the Beautiful Game flag overlays in Pixlr Express. Go make something with them before they’re gone. (And be on the lookout for the next special effects pack….)

Germany wins it. Gut gemacht! We think this was one of the best World Cups in memory. Great games all around, with more scoring than usual and in general more good sportsmanship across the board. There were a few sour notes along the way, but overall this was a stellar World Cup. 

The end of the World Cup also means the impending end of the Beautiful Game flag overlays in Pixlr Express. Go make something with them before they’re gone. (And be on the lookout for the next special effects pack….)


Well, that’s it. The final competitors in the World Cup are set. Germany completely destroyed Brazil yesterday, which was glorious and intensely sad at the same time. For the home team’s fans, it’s all over but the cryin’. Today saw Argentina stick with The Netherlands into penalty kicks to decide a winner. The Argentinian goalie justifiably snagged most of the credit for that one. 
That means there’s a few more days to mess around with the Pixlr Express flag overlays — they’ll be in the app until the World Cup is over. We’ll definitely keep making fun images (like this collage) until the last goal. Some of these we make from screenshots. Like a lot of people around the world, we may or may not admit to watching the World Cup on our computers while we’re working. C’mon. It’s once every four years. 

Well, that’s it. The final competitors in the World Cup are set. Germany completely destroyed Brazil yesterday, which was glorious and intensely sad at the same time. For the home team’s fans, it’s all over but the cryin’. Today saw Argentina stick with The Netherlands into penalty kicks to decide a winner. The Argentinian goalie justifiably snagged most of the credit for that one. 
That means there’s a few more days to mess around with the Pixlr Express flag overlays — they’ll be in the app until the World Cup is over. We’ll definitely keep making fun images (like this collage) until the last goal. Some of these we make from screenshots. Like a lot of people around the world, we may or may not admit to watching the World Cup on our computers while we’re working. C’mon. It’s once every four years. 

Well, that’s it. The final competitors in the World Cup are set. Germany completely destroyed Brazil yesterday, which was glorious and intensely sad at the same time. For the home team’s fans, it’s all over but the cryin’. Today saw Argentina stick with The Netherlands into penalty kicks to decide a winner. The Argentinian goalie justifiably snagged most of the credit for that one. 

That means there’s a few more days to mess around with the Pixlr Express flag overlays — they’ll be in the app until the World Cup is over. We’ll definitely keep making fun images (like this collage) until the last goal. Some of these we make from screenshots. Like a lot of people around the world, we may or may not admit to watching the World Cup on our computers while we’re working. C’mon. It’s once every four years. 

Congrats to Germany and Brazil for their big wins today. The Germany/France game was a battle of control, with Germany edging out France just enough to win. The Brazil/Colombia game was a bruiser, with lots of fouls and a whole lot of fouls that weren’t acknowledged. A bit painful to watch in places, but this mighty struggle was mighty satisfying overall. 

Get in there and support your team and punch up a collage like we did. Or, make something with the Pixlr Express flag overlays — they’ll be in the app until the World Cup is over. 

The World Cup is moving faster and faster toward the final game, and we’re loving it. We’re watching every game and doing up photos from the game with Pixlr Express. You can join us by popping into Pixlr Express for the web or iOS/Android and using some of the Beautiful Game flag overlays. We’ve included a few that we made today in this post to show you how they work if you haven’t already tried them out. 

Our favorite way to use these is to knock out the color with one of the “Too Old” effects, add a flag, and then bump up the saturation. There are other ways to make these look super sharp, but that’s our favorite way so far.

We’d love to see what you make. Tag your creations #beautifulgame on social sites like Twitter and Instagram. 

Root for Your World Cup Team with “Beautiful Game” Flag Overlays in Pixlr Express

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The World Cup is upon us! To celebrate, we’ve created some flag overlays and stickers in Pixlr Express to help you root for your team. You’ll find 32 flag overlays representing each of the teams competing in the World Cup. Each flag is designed as an overlay to put on top of your photos in a subtle way, and we’ll keep this special “Beautiful Game” effects pack around in Pixlr Express for the web, iOS, and Android for the duration of the World Cup. With these, you can make very neat images like this: 

Even if you’re not a soccer/football fan, we encourage you to try them out. They look pretty sweet. A few tips for these overlays:

  • As with other overlays in Pixlr Express, you can dial down the opacity or rotate them to add a little more control. 
  • Some work better with darker images, some work better with lighter images. 
  • Want a really strong flag effect? Try knocking out the color completely from your image before adding these overlays (e.g., an antique filter). Then, after adding your flag effect turn up the saturation massively. 
  • You can mimic a slight double exposure effect by lowering the contrast of your image before adding your flag overlay.

They’re definitely worth experimenting with. We made a few for this post to show you what they look like, but you can go make one right now in the web version of Pixlr Express. Go for it!

In fact, if you make something and share it out there in the social sphere, tag it #beautifulgame. We’ll be watching the social networks to see what people create. We’ll be tweeting, favoriting, and anointing Pic of the Day status to some the best photos that use these overlays. 

Who do you think is going to win? We’re sort of leaning toward Italy: 

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Although there’s no denying that the home Brazil team has a serious shot at this: 

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But please pray for our U.S. team. They’re going to need it!

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