PicsArt Monthly April Issue 2014

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PicsArt Monthly seeks to inspire and aid those who quest to be creative. This month, explore Lou Jones' article on color nuances and radiance in relation to photography, check out the step-by-step tutorial on how to use PicsArt tools to create levitation photos, get inspired by the gallery that pays tribute to the Pop Art era, find out tips & tricks for making great zoo photos and see how blur effects can be used to play with depth and texture in photos. Find all of this and more here.

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  • 1| PicsArt Monthly MonthlyIssue #07 | April 2014 Producing Fabulous Pop Art 7 Ways to Make Your Zoo Photography Look Wild Aerial Photographer Cameron Davidson Photos
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  • Pro Insight 08 | Color Inspiration 14 | Producing Fabulous Pop Art Photos 48 | Amazing Primal Paintings Created with PicsArt PicsArt In Action 24 | Depth and Motion With Blur Effects Tutorials 26 | 7 Ways to Make Your Zoo Photography Look Wild 38 | Draw a Shaman Priestess with PicsArt 42 | Use PicsArt to Levitate What's New 58 | New Android Update 62 | Stretch Tool and New Masks Interview 66 | Aerial Photographer Cameron Davidson Feature 74 | Soaking in the Sun 76 | A Photographers Guide to Costa Rica 84 | Keep Time with This DIY Wall Installation 86 | Minimalism in Commonplace Objects
  • 6| PicsArt Monthly Copyright of Socialln Inc. ( PicsArt Photo Studio ) 2013. All rights reserved. No part of this magazine may be re-used without the written permission of the publisher. The content of this magazine is for informational purposes only and is, to the best of our knowledge, correct at the time of publication. PicsArt Photo Studio does not claim any ownership right for the photos in the Magazine. All photos,if not mentioned otherwise, are the property of respective PicsArt users. The PicsArt username or photo owner is cited on each photo. PicsArt Photo Studio has a non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, limited licence to use, modify, add to, publicly perform, publicly display, and reproduce PicsArt users photos, including without limitation distributing part or all of the Magazine in any media formats through any media channels. Follow us... Meet our team... Editor-in-Chief | Arusiak Kanetsyan Art Editor | Cristina Gevorg Designer | Ina Sarko Copy Editor | Arto Vaun, Satenig Mirzoyan Editorial Contributors | Mark Gargarian, Heather Parry, Miki Ross Special Contributor | Lou Jones, Chris Corradino In-House Photographer | ma_lina Address: SocialIn Inc., 800 West El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040 Publisher: PicsArt Photo Studio
  • 7| PicsArt Monthly Welcome! Its said that April is the cruellest month, but at PicsArt Monthly we think its the coolest. For this issue, we have articles and photos that reflect the renewed creative energy that spring brings. Heres a taste Ever wondered how to levitate? Well we just happen to have a tutorial on how to create mesmerizing levitation photos. And thats just one of the interesting tutorials in this issue! With spring comes a flood of vibrant hues and shades. Lou Jones essay combines a poetic sensibility with practical concepts about the world of colors. One of the many watershed events of the 1960s was the Pop Art movement. Weve assembled some fantastic photos that PicsArtists have created in homage to that exciting era. We also highlight one of our talented users who creates works with an injection of abstract expressionism and primitivism. PicsArt in Action this month demonstates how the dynamic PicsArt Blur effects can be used to play with depth and texture in photos. Just another creative tool to inspire our growing community of artists! Lastly, make sure to check out the Android and iOS updates in order to keep your PicsArt running at optimum functionality. Enjoy this issue of PicsArt Monthly and remember, were always happy to receive feedback!
  • 8| PicsArt Monthly COLOR By Lou Jones Paraphrasing, someone once wrote, There are seven seas, seven deadly sins, seven chakras, seven days of the week, Seven Wonders of the Worldand then there are seven colors. Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, vio- let... I like red. Always have. But everything I know about color I learned from that box of crayons I was given as a kid. The sum total is what was written on the Crayola paper wrapper: green, violet, and burnt sienna. Un- fortunately that is all most of us know about the subject. People take color for granted. What exactly is color? Newton, Einstein, Rembrandt and Freud, frequencies, parti- cles, pigments and foibles, each has a differ- ent answer to that question. BLUE Originally the color pigment was manufactured from indigo and woad. One of the most popular colors for many people. Most preferred by men. It is attributed with feelings of calm or serenity. One of the most prevalent in nature because of the sky and the seas. Cold. Colors can be combined to complement or cancel each other. But in practical terms, none of the science matters. We do not need to know its speed or wavelength or theory to make it work.
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  • 10| PicsArt Monthly COLORS Primary colors are red, green, and blue. Secondary colors are orange, green, violet, while CMYK refers to cyan, magenta, yellow, black. For photographers, color is a tool. To make our pictures better we need to be aware of how colors affect our audience, not necessarily why. Because of how our eyes receive light waves, warm colors tend to stand out from the background while cool colors recede. Or more obviously, bright colors attract attention whereas dark colors are largely ignored. YELLOW This is the brightest and most visible of colors. A person surrounded by yellow feels optimistic. In the West, yellow is often associated with cowardice and treachery but in China yellow is a noble color. Indicates the sun. Light. Air. Royalty. Armed with the right light and right colors, you can do almost anything in photography. You can create your own reality or fantasy. You can highlight what you see or hide what you dont want others to see. Colors have psychological effects on people so we can draw their attention in the direction we want them to look or dramatically affect their mood. They have cultural attachments also. Therefore what a color means in one country can induce entirely different behaviors in another. Using many colors can be distracting. Because there are so many colors it can be a balancing act to use them effectively and judiciously in a good photograph. On the other hand, being monochromatic can be clever or abstract. Color choices are so subjective and personal. The science of color must be regarded as essentially a mental science.
  • 11| PicsArt Monthly RED Blood. Fire. Emotion. Anger. If you want to draw attention, use red. Red has long been associated with love, warmth and comfort. Worn by brides in China. It has the longest wavelength of visible light. Little empirical data has been collected on its influence but color is a wonderful means of nonverbal communication. It is a hot topic in marketing, art and design. We use and abuse colors. Photography is the perfect outlet for experimentation and exploitation of colors.
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  • 13| PicsArt Monthly GREEN Green is a cool color that symbolizes nature. It is also associated with fertility. Growth. Supports harmony. Used on money. Light illuminates everything we see democratically. Everything receives its share. But color differentiates. It is discriminating. Color makes choices. Light does not. Light goes in and reveals while color comes out to inform. WHITE White is the compression of all the colors of the spectrum. It represents purity or innocence. Sterility. Wisdom. In certain cultures it connotes death.
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  • 15| PicsArt Monthly PicsArtists Produce Fabulous Pop Art For those who love pop art, PicsArt is a perfect tool for creating images that burst with the glow of the pop art movement from the 1980s. Pop art was a movement in which artists incorporated images from mainstream culture into fine art, blurring the lines between high and low art. At his Factory in New York City, Andy Warhol--the godfather of pop art-- created iconic images of Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Campbells Soup, and other symbols of American culture. By making fine art using mass production techniques, he both celebrated and criticized mass culture. Other pop artists created collages that mixed various cultural icons, or drew on popular images, essentially changing the way we look at the most recognizable faces and images that are reproduced constantly throughout mainstream media. PicsArt has a section of various pop art effects that borrow from the patterns and themes of that era. These photos show how easily PicsArtists utilize the styles of the movements pioneers, thereby keeping the spirit of pop art alive while customizing and adding your own touch. See if they inspire you to create some stunning pop art of your own! INSPIRATION : Photo
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