PicsArt Stretch Tool | How To Use the Stretch Tool in PicsArt

A Step by Step Tutorial to help you learn How To Use the PicsArt Stretch Tool. An easy to understand guide for beginners with sample images.

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

What is PicsArt Stretch Tool?

PicsArt Stretch Tool” is an Editing Tool in PicsArt which is used to stretch an image’s pixels to any desired direction.

PicsArt Stretch Tool Interface

PicsArt Stretch Tool can be used for various purposes. Such as,

  • Water Reflection
  • Hair Styles etc

Stretch Tool is easy to use and both important tool available in PicsArt.

What are the options of PicsArt Stretch Tool?

There are a total of 7 dedicated tools (option) for the Stretch Tool. These are Warp, Swirl CCW, Swirl CW, Squeeze, Inflate, Restore and the Brush Lock tool.

Let us get to know more about each one of them in more detail in the paragraphs provided below.

A giant tree

But before that, we will be using the image above for this tutorial. It’s an image of a giant green tree.


“Warp” means to bend or turn the original shape or size.

PicsArt Stretch Tool Warp

You can use this tool to stretch the Pixels of an Image.

With the help of the Warp tool you can create few creative Edits like the Hair Spike! Where you can pull the hairs upwards to make it look like as if it’s spiked.

Swirl CCW

“Swirl” means to create a Swirl image by spinning the selected area of the image.

“CCW” stands for “Counter Clock Wise”. Meaning the direction of the swirl would be the opposite to direction of the clock.

PicsArt Stretch Tool Swirl CCW

In order to use the swirl tool. All you have to do is tap on an area and watch it getting swirled.

Swirl CW

Opposite to the “Swirl CCW”. “Swirl CW” stands for “Swirl Clock Wise’.

PicsArt Stretch Tool Swirl CW

Swirl CW works the same way as the Swirl CCW but the opposite way.

And even the procedure is the same. All you have to do is tap and hold for a moment. Or, until your eyes are satisfied.


“Squeeze” means to squeeze the selected area from all the directions.

PicsArt Stretch Tool Squeeze

When you tap on an area. You will notice that the centre of the image gets squeezed from all the directions.

Head towards the Image above for a detailed view.


Opposite to the “Squeeze”.

PicsArt Stretch Tool Inflate

Just what happens when you blow air into a balloon. When you tap and hold in an area of the image. You will notice the center to get bigger and bigger. Hence Inflate.


“Restore” option will Undo everything, every changes you’ve made.

PicsArt Stretch Tool Restore

You can use this tool to restore the image exactly the way it was before. You can also use this tool to undo, if you have made any mistakes.

The Brush Lock

The “Brush Lock Tool” is used to lock a certain amount or area of an image so that you can work in peace of mind.

PicsArt Stretch Tool The Brush Lock

There are 2 more tools which makes the Brush Lock Tool work.

The first is the “Brush” and the second is the “Erasertool. You basically have to make a selection of the areas which you don’t want to get affected by all the above mentioned tools. You can always Erase the unwanted areas.

How To Use the PicsArt Stretch Tool?

In order to use the PicsArt Stretch Tool, Follow the Step by Step instructions provided below.

Step 1 : Open your image in PicsArt.

Step 2 : Go to Tools>Stretch.

Step 3 : Tap on the desired Stretch Options and,

Step 4 : Do all the necessary adjustments just the way you’ve learnt by reading the articles above.

Step 5 : Tap on the top right check mark (√) to save your progress.

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Well, this was all in this post PicsArt Stretch 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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