PicsArt Effects Fx | How To Use the Effects Fx Tool in PicsArt

A Step by Step Tutorial to help you learn How To Use the PicsArt Effects Fx Tool, along with amazing sample images to demonstrate the end results.

Hello There! This is Daimary John and in this article, “PicsArt Effects Fx Tool“. We will learn,

What is PicsArt Effects Fx Tool?

PicsArt Effects Fx Tool” is a top notch “Rendering Tool” offered by PicsArt.

PicsArt Effects Fx Tool Interface

From basic Blue, Green, Red Fx to Advanced Oil Painting, White Ice, Geode etc.

You can add some really creative Fx to your images with the help of PicsArt Effects Fx Tool.

What are the options of PicsArt Effects Fx Tool?

There are a total of 9 different sets of amazing Fx. These are,

  • Fx
  • Magic
  • Blur
  • Artistic
  • Pop Art
  • Paper
  • Distort
  • Colours, and
  • Correction

Let us get to know more about all of the above mentioned PicsArt Effects Fx in the paragraphs provided below.

Kingfisher Bird

But before that. For this particular tutorial, We will be using the image above. An image of a beautiful bird. As you can see in the image above. The colours of the bird is naturally colourful. Perfect for our Edit.


The “Fx” is the original form of Effects that you can add to your images.

You get Fx like HDR, HDR2, Seafoam, Light Cross, B/W, Film etc. All of these Fx are extremely functional. They do what they are meant to. You can slide the Fx bar to the left to view more Fx.

PicsArt Effects Fx Lomo

With most of the Fx you get option to adjust the Brightness, Unsharp, Saturation and the amount of Fx using the Fade option. You also get a total of 9 Blending Modes for almost all the Fx.

There are a total of “32 Fx” in the lineup. These are,

  • HDR, HDR2
  • Light Cross
  • Dodger
  • Seafoam
  • Drama
  • Cinerama
  • Crisp
  • B/W, B/W HDR, B/W HiCon, B/W LowCon, B/W Cross, B/W Film, B/W Vintage, B/W Blur
  • Twilight
  • Film
  • Vibrant
  • Vignette
  • Retro
  • Sunny
  • Orton
  • Ivory
  • Vintage
  • Lomo
  • Warm Colour
  • Sharpen
  • Cross Proc 1, Cross Proc 2
  • Warm amber and
  • Sepia


“Magic” includes much more Fx to add in your images. The Fx under “Magic” is much more Creative and Unique.

One of my favourite is the “White Ice”. You do get more Fx such as Flora, Pastel etc. Here you get even more Fx to play with.

Not to forget, these are way more pleasing and really very creative fleet of Fx.

PicsArt Effects Fx Magic White Ice

You can also adjust the amount of Fx, Blending Modes and you can also change the Hue. Overall there are a total of 38 Fx. These are,

  • Flora
  • Pastel
  • Undead
  • White Ice
  • Feast
  • Rainbow
  • Bad Lands
  • Galaxy
  • Colour Bright
  • Pop Sketch
  • Holiday Party
  • Green
  • Moonlight
  • Let it Snow
  • Shades of Gray
  • Highlight
  • Winter Blue
  • Midnight
  • Nightcore
  • Pretty in Pink
  • Stay Gold
  • Wispy
  • Soul
  • Hint of Yellow
  • Geode
  • Sketchy
  • Pow
  • Flare
  • Animation
  • Neo Pop
  • Haze
  • Rose Quartz
  • Crushed Marble
  • Dystopia
  • Rose Gold
  • Wonderland
  • Plein Air and
  • Money


Blur Fx” is a collection of 6 different shades of Blur that you can add to your images. Replicating real life blur such as Lens Blur.

As mentioned above. You get a total of 6 different types of Blur Modes. And with the help of the Eraser Tool, you can also create a blurred background.

PicsArt Effects Fx Blur

You also get to adjust the amount of Blur and also to change the Blending Modes. Below is the list of the collection,


“Artistic Fx” contains Fx to replicate an Artist’s Art on a Paper. Such as Oil Painting, Sketch, Pencil, Poster etc.

You can also replicate an Original Art with an Original Image. Have a look at the image below for a clear understanding of the Artistic Fx.

PicsArt Effects Fx Artistic Oil Painting

With few of the Artistic Fx, you also get the option to adjust the Noise, Hue, Distance, Angle etc. Or even the Shapes too. But one thing common about all the Fx is that you can adjust the Blending Modes. Below is a list of all the Artistic Fx,

  • Oil Painting
  • Polygon
  • Poster
  • Halftone Dots
  • Motion
  • Shear
  • Pastel
  • Comic
  • Gouache
  • Old Paper
  • Neon
  • Watercolor
  • Sketcher, Sketcher 1, Sketcher 2
  • Contour
  • Pencil
  • Oil
  • Cartoonizer
  • Fattal 1, Fattal 2 and
  • Emboss

Pop Art

“Pop Art” is a collection of tons of funky Art Fxs. Such as Grid, Colours, Holga etc.

You can add more dramatic Fx to your images with the help of Pop Art Fx. You get a total of 12 Different Fx.

PicsArt Effects Fx Pop Art Off Grid

With the Fx here. You get more options such as Size, Hue, Dissolve, Gradient, Saturation etc. You also get the Blending Modes. So you don’t have to worry about it.

  • Spotted
  • Off Grid
  • ColorGradient
  • Holga 1, Holga 2
  • Colors 1, 2, 3 & 4
  • Popart Colors
  • Popart 1, 2


With the help of “Paper Fx”, you can create even more realistic Arts making your images look, “Drawn on Paper”.

PicsArt Effects Fx Paper Stenciler 4

Such realistic Fx! Just have a look at the image above. You can create or make your images look as if it was hand drawn on paper.

Here with all the Fx you get options like Intensity, Gamma, Median, Vignette and Fade. Not to forget. The Blending Modes are present.

Here you get just one Fx, “Stenciler”. But with 8 different Shades.


“Distort” simply means to change the original shape. Say Pull or Stretch.

With the help of the “Distort Fx”, You can Pull, Stretch, Rotate, Swirl and etc. with your images.

PicsArt Effects Fx Distort Mirror

Here you get a total of 10 different Distort Shades with additional adjustments such as Zoom, Blur, Shift, Rotate, Radius etc.

  • Tiny Planet
  • Mirror
  • Pixelize
  • Caricature
  • Fish Eye
  • Swirled
  • Cylinder Mirror
  • Chopped
  • Fan
  • Water


“Colors” allow you adjust the Colours, Replace the Colours, Adjust Saturation, Brightness, Contrast etc.

You can adjust all the Colors just ike the Adjustments Tool. One fine idea about the PicsArt Fx Colors is that you can also replace the colours. You can do this by selecting a colour and then adjusting the hue.

PicsArt Effects Fx Colors Replace

Yes you do get the Blending Modes but not with all the Fx. Below is a list of all the Colour Fx,

  • Color Splash
  • Color Replace
  • Colorize
  • Hue
  • Black & White
  • Negative
  • Solarization
  • Invert
  • Saturation
  • Brightness
  • Contrast


PicsArt Effects Fx Correction Tool

And on the number 9 is the “Correction”. It has now been moved to a dedicated tool named as “Beautify Tool“. With the help of the Beautify Tool, you can make corrections to your face such as Blemish, Teeth Whitening, Soften etc.


With the PicsArt Effects Fx Tool. We now get an option to add “Filters” to our Images.

PicsArt Effects Fx Tool Mil 4

We get such realistic and functional Filters with PicsArt. Out of which, the most effective ones are only for the “PicsArt Gold Membership” holders.

Anyways, below is a list of all the PicsArt filters.

  • MIL 1, 2, 3, 4
  • MNCH 1
  • VIN 1, 2, 3, 4
  • BLH 1, 2, 3
  • JD 1, 2, 3, 4

How To Use the PicsArt Effects Fx Tool?

In order to use the PicsArt Effects Fx Tool. Follow the Step by Step Instructions provided below.

Step 1 : Open your image in PicsArt.

Step 2 : Select “Effects Fx”.

Step 3 : Select any desired Fx from the list and do all the necessary adjustments. Just the way you’ve learnt by reading the articles above.

Step 4 : Tap on the top right check mark (√) to save your progress.

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Well, this was all in this post PicsArt Effects Fx Tool. I hope this tutorial to be the one you were looking for. If you have any questions, feel free to comment down below.

If you want to increase your knowledge over PicsArt. You can read and learn more through the following links provided below.

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