4 Ways To Boost Creativity from The Comforts of Your Home

Classes, flights, and plans canceled? Creativity doesn’t have to be!

Schools, businesses, restaurants and other public places across the globe have shut down recently in a collective attempt to contain the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. People have been advised to stay home and practice social distancing to avoid spreading the viral disease further. If you’re not used to spending your time indoors, whether you live alone or with a partner, a family or roommates, you might be feeling a little lost and thinking, “What am I gonna do with all this time?” 

Use that time to flex those creative muscles and create some Instagram-worthy shots with Pixlr X — a free online browser-based tool that allows you to edit images without having to undergo professional development or training.

Become a food photographer!

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This is for those of you who always snap before you eat, who keep everyone from touching their forks or taking a bite till you’ve got the perfect shot. Now that you’re stuck at home with not much to do, you have all the time in the world to pick a recipe, whip up something delicious and get your perfect food shot! But take it up a notch by using Pixlr’s Effects.

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Go to Pixlr’s Effects and click on Food

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There are 5 different Food effects to choose from, ranging from the pinkish undertones of Ensalat to the low contrast vintage-styled Morning.

Become an urban interior expert!

You don’t have to be a Marie Kondo replica in order to clean and organize your room. Move some of that furniture around, clean that coffee table, arrange your chairs, add some greenery, and voilà – you have successfully redesigned your space!

Open your desired image on Pixlr, click on Effects and pick Urban

If you’re going for a muted, sleek look, Style will do the trick for you. But if you’re into retro-inspired effects, go for either Shimmer or Mold

Become a portrait master! 

If you live with your significant other, then this is the best time to sharpen your Instagram boyfriend (or girlfriend) skills. But if you live alone, then this is your chance to know your angles and experiment with self-portraits.

If you’re in need of some portrait inspiration, check out 123RF.  

With Pixlr’s wide array of beautiful overlays, you can easily recreate this vibrant, neon-pulsing portrait. 

Can’t decide between fairytale-like Bokeh and hipster-favorite Leaks? Well, why not use both? 

Become an aspiring abstract artist! 

Always wanted to dabble in abstract arts? Well, now you can with Pixlr’s Liquify tool! It can make any plain background look 10x more interesting as it distorts lines, enlarges shapes, creates swirls and makes (literal) waves.

Pick out a simple background from 123RF and open the image on Pixlr. Select the Liquify tool.

Once you’ve selected the Liquify mode of your choice and made the adjustments accordingly, go crazy with it. Have fun. 

Pixlr is all about limitless creativity, so let your imagination roam free while you stay home!