NFTs, also known as non-fungible tokens, have been all over the news lately — people are raving about their favorite NFT artwork or artist, showing off their newly bought collectibles on social media; millennial creators are making 6 figures selling their trippy creations online.
The estimated sales volume of NFTs in the third quarter of this year alone reached $10.7 billion, whereas the most expensive NFTs ever sold is recorded to be $69 million by Mike Winkelmann, a digital artist.
If anything, the rise of NFTs (specifically, in the form of digital art collectibles) is a golden mine for any aspiring artists that wish to turn their artworks into unique digital assets. Luckily, with our brand new virtual art museum, Pixlr Genesis, displaying your NFT art had never been so easy.
One most intriguing characteristic about NFT is the fact that each of them are simply one-of-a-kind, which means they cannot be traded, substituted or copied. Each NFT is also entitled to just one owner, and is secured by the Ethereum blockchain.
From abstract art, music, pixel characters or even digital signatures, NFTs simply cover all art forms. This, of course, makes it less restricting for artists worldwide to convert their artwork into an NFT collectible.
One thing for sure, turning artworks into NFTs will secure copyright protection for creators worldwide. As any NFT can only have one owner, rest assured that your artwork will be safe from plagiarism or duplication.
Now, onto the million dollar question…
How can you create NFT-worthy art pieces using Pixlr?
As NFT commonly leverages on art pieces in any form or medium, you can leave your worries behind as being a tech genius is not a must when it comes to creating digital NFT art. Be as creative as you want in creating the most unique art piece that has yet to be seen in mainstream media.
Luckily, with Pixlr, designing graphics or photo edits had never been so easy. Here are some stunning visuals you can take inspiration from – all created using Pixlr’s effects and tools.
1. Pixelate Like A Pro
If you are aiming for a cyberpunk or retro video game aesthetic, then Pixlr’s Pixelate filter should be your go-to tool as it can turn any image into pixel art in just one click. As seen in the image above, you can adjust the amount and size of pixels to your liking.
2. A Glitch in Time
For those of you who are into vaporwave or synthwave aesthetic, Pixlr’s Glitch effect might just be the one tool you need for all your edits.
All you need to do is choose the right image and apply the Glitch effect. You can change the amount of Fringe, customize the RGB Split, add Scanlines and adjust Slicing.
3. A Portal through Space
Space or cosmic art has always been a favorite among spacecore enthusiasts and surrealism artists, but recently it’s become a mainstream aesthetic thanks to blockbuster sci-fi/fantasy films featuring interdimensional portals and multiverses.
But how do you conveniently create a portal in your image, you may ask.
With Pixlr’s Frame tool, of course!
There are various frame shapes to choose from, but our personal favorite has to be the circular frame – simple, versatile and well-rounded (pun intended). You can add any image you want into the frame, hence serving as a portal of sorts.
We love to incorporate dreamy skies or deep space imagery into our portal art to create the surreal feeling of entering another dimension or an alternate universe.
4. Get Wild
Calling all animal lovers, it’s time to awaken your inner beast and create something wild!
No idea where to begin? Start from your favorite animal and center your artwork concept around it. As you can see from the image above, the zebra is the focal point of the artwork, while the striped gradient background and floral foreground are meant to complement it.
You can easily remove the background of your animal image using Pixlr’s Cutout/Mask tool and replace it with something out-of-this-world (see Before vs. After images below).
5. Dispersion Drama
True to its name, Pixlr’s Disperse/Dispersion effect can turn any boring image into a cinematic masterpiece. Adding a dispersion effect not only dramatizes your creation, but it also makes your overall composition more intriguing as it adds flow and motion to your subject.
6. Simple yet Creative
For easy yet effective edits, you can try out Pixlr E’s Creative filters. Ranging from Wave and Reflect to Kaleidoscope and Polar Coordinates, you can choose any of these filters and effortlessly create a unique, NFT-worthy piece of art.
Once you’re finished, what’s next?
If you have successfully come up with a unique idea for an NFT art, you are ready for the next step! You can now list your artwork on any trustworthy NFT marketplace such as OpenSea where you can start selling your NFT. What’s even better, you can even sign up for Pixlr Genesis, our soon-to-be launched art-based metaverse – allowing creators and art connoisseurs around the world to connect using digial NFT artworks .