PicsArt Motion Tool | How To Use the PicsArt Motion Tool

A Step by Step Tutorial to help you learn How To Use the PicsArt Motion Tool, with explanations to all the options of the Motion Tool in PicsArt.

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

What is PicsArt Motion Tool?

PicsArt Motion Tool” is an Editing Tool in PicsArt which is used to make a number of copies (layers), each varying in Opacity of a selected (highlighted) area.

PicsArt Motion Tool Interface

Once you select an area, you can then make multiple copies of the selection with difference in opacity.

What are the options of PicsArt Motion Tool?

You basically get 3 options to control the “Motion”.

These are the Motion Direction, Motion Count and the Blending options.

Let us get to each one of them deeply in the paragraphs below.

A guy running

But before that, Above is an image of an athlete which we will be using as an experiment image.

Just to make sure that you learn the PicsArt Motion Tool completely.

Motion Direction

The “Motion Direction” consists of 2 different modes which can be used to match one’s creativity.

These are “Linear” and “Free”. In case of you’re not sure what that all about, Below is a deatiled para of both the options.

1. Linear

PicsArt Motion Tool Linear

The “Linear” option is checked by default. The Linear option lets you to drag the selected area in a controlled manner.

Note : Refer to the image above for more information.

2. Free

PicsArt Motion Tool Free

The “Free” option lets you to drag the selection into any direction of your choice. You can swirl it, drag it upwards or downwards, move it left or right etc.

Note : Refer to the image above for more information.


“Count” Option refers to the number of copies in a given distance.

PicsArt Motion Tool Copies Count

You get numbers ranging between 3 to 50! In my honest opinion, 5-10 is more than enough. But you can always have your own choice.


“Blending” refers to combining or joining two images, placed one above the other to form one single image.

You get 3 blending options with the PicsArt Motion Tool. These are Normal, Screen and Add. Let’s forget about the Normal and focus towards the rest.

Below is brief explanation of both the options.

1. Screen

PicsArt Motion Tool Screen Layer

This option will make the Layer transparent so that you can see through the image placed above.

2. Add

PicsArt Motion Tool Add Layer

The “Add” option tries to bring the Image behind, above. Trying to merge the two Layers together. Look at the image above for more detailed understanding.

Below is a sample of an image processed after applying the Motion Tool in PicsArt.

A guy running in Motion

How To Use the PicsArt Motion Tool?

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

Step 1 : Open your image in PicsArt.

Step 2 : Go to Tools>Motion.

Step 3 : Highlight an area by using your finger.

Step 4 : Drag the highlighted area to any desired direction. Or,

Step 5 : Do all the necessary adjustments such as Blending, Motion Direction etc. Just the way you’ve learnt by reading the articles above.

Step 6 : Tap on the top right check mark (√) to save your progress.

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Well, this was all in this post PicsArt Motion 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.

Thank you very much for reading this post.

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