I’ve been trying to find a cheap and possible way of being able to teach a whole class Photoshop. Though as you know, Photoshop is quite expensive and trying to get licenses and access for pupils arranged is an absolute nightmare. So, it was great to find Pixlr.com, an online Photoshop Express. Of course, it isn’t exactly Photoshop, but for a free online editor, it’s as close to it as you could hope. Including filters, selection tools and even layers, Pixlr.com will let you upload an image, manipulate it and then save it back onto your hard drive again.
Below you will see how powerful the program can be. I’ve tried a quick portrait, giving it a modern illustrative style using the smudge tool and resizing the head. The introduction of a painterly background and imported script adds an air of importance to the image. If you try Pixlr, I would appreciate if you email me your image to see how you got on.
The Pixlr workspace.
The final image.