Lesson 1: The Pixlr interface
Lesson 1 in the series in how to use Pixlr. This lesson covers the Pixlr interface, menus and toolbars.
Lesson 2: Save and resize an image
Lesson 2 in the series of Tutorials on how to use Pixlr. This video covers how to save and resize an image. Resize using the Navigator panel or change the actual proportions of the image,
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Lesson 3: Make simple adjustments to an an image
Lesson 3 in the series on how to use Pixlr. This video covers how to adjust an image using brightness, contrast, hue, saturation and lightness.
Image: green field and blue sky.jpg
Lesson 4: Selective colouring
Lesson 4 in the series on how to use Pixlr. This video covers how to change the colours of objects in an image: Selective colouring. For example, grey out an image but leave one object coloured, or use Hue and Saturation to change the colour of an object whilst leaving the rest of the image in its original state. Covers the tools of: Lasso (polygonal), eraser, duplicating layers, use of the Navigator.
Images: egg in carton.jpg, vegetables.jpg
Lesson 5: Straighten an image
Lesson 5 in the series on how to use Pixlr. This video covers how to straighten an image using the Free Transform and Marquee tools. If the horizon in an image is not straight, this video will show you to fix it.
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Lesson 6: The Crop & Marquee tools
Lesson 6 in the series on how to use Pixlr. This video covers the Crop and Marquee tools. It covers the selection of an image using the square and elliptical Marquee tool, cropping an image, combining two images and blending them together using the Clone Stamp Tool and the Eraser Tool. Other topics discussed include feathering, creating transparent images, resizing an image.
Images: the rose.jpg, shack in field.jpg, bridge in field. jpg, green field and blue sky.jpg
Lesson 7: The Text Tool
Lesson 7 in the series on how to use Pixlr. This video covers the text tool in Pixlr. It looks at how to select the size, colour, font, enter it on an image, move it , edit it and make use of Layers.
Image: evil face.jpg
Lesson 8: How to use a layer mask
Lesson 8 in the series on how to use Pixlr. This video covers the use of a layer mask. It explains the concept of a layer mask, and shows you how to use a layer mask to combine two images. It also includes adding text and text styles (layer styles).
images: dingo.jpg; uluru.jpg
Lesson 8: Project
How to two blend two images using a layer mask
This video accompanies the Pixlr tutorial - Lesson 8: How to use a layer mask and shows you how to take two images and blend them using a layer mask.
Images: dog looking through a fence.jpg; garden terrace.jpg
Lesson 9: The Clone Stamp tool
This tool copies pixels from one place to another. With the Clone Stamp you can delete distracting objects from the image's background, or remove unwanted dirt, scratches or problem areas. You can also be creative with the Clone Stamp tool and merge or layer images creating collages or montages or duplicate parts of an image.
Images: flowers in field.jpg; grass with leaves.jpg
Lesson 10: The Magic Wand tool
Pixlr’s Magic Wand selects pixels based on tone and colour. When you click on an area in the image with the tool, Pixlr looks at the tone and colour of the area you clicked on and selects pixels that share the same colour and brightness values. This makes the Magic Wand exceptional at selecting large areas of solid colour. Its strength is its ability to select large areas of pixels that all share the same or similar colour and tone.
Images: yellow bear.jpg; astronomy background.jpg; gray sky.jpg; full moon.jpg; building with blue sky.jpg
Lesson 11: The Dodge, Burn, Sponge tools
Lesson 11 in the series on how to use Pixlr. This video covers the Dodge, Burn and Sponge tools and shows you how to lighten, darken and saturate areas of an image. It also uses the overlay mode on a layer to change the colour of the hair.
Images: head portrait.jpg; mouth with teeth.jpg
Lesson 12: The Blur, Sharpen, Smudge tools
Lesson 12 in the Pixlr tutorial series. This video looks at how to use the Blur, Sharpen and Smudge tools. It also covers the Unsharp Mask filter and removing the background from an image using clippingmagic.com.
Images: doggy.jpg; grove of trees.jpg
Lesson 13: Exploring the Filters Menu
Lesson 13 in the series on how to use Pixlr. This video explores the Filters Menu in Pixlr and shows you how to create an image which has a filter applied to an area of it. Also looks at how to remove the background from an image. Filters demonstrated: Gaussian Blur, Pointinize, Pixellate, Heat Map, Vignette.
Images: group of animals.jpg
Lesson 14: The Gradient tool
Lesson 14 in the series of Pixlr tutorials. This video looks at the Gradient tool and covers the basics of gradients, blend modes, opacity, amending the pre-set gradients to create your own, adding gradients to images, using gradients and layer masks to blend two images and creating a background gradient for an image.
Images: shrine.jpg; lightning.jpg; scary face.jpg
How to create Gradient Text
You can use gradients to make cool text effects in Pixlr.
Lesson 14: Worksheet
Blend two images using gradient and a layer mask
This video accompanies the Pixlr tutorial on Gradients and uses gradients and a layer mask to blend two images.
Images: romantic bench.jpg; dog.jpg
Lesson 15: The pencil, brush and paint bucket tools
Lesson 15 in the series of Pixlr tutorials. This video covers the pencil, brush and paint bucket tools. It also looks briefly at how to create your own custom brushes.
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Lesson 15: The Brush Tool
This video explores the Brush tool in Pixlr and shows you how to create your own custom brushes. You can draw your own shapes and symbols, or find any image and define it as a brush. It also shows you how to save your brushes, load them as a custom set and reset the Brush palette