Pixelmator Archive

How to Apply Filters and Effects in Pixelmator


Pixelmator is an easy-to-use, fast, and powerful image editing app for the Mac. In this tutorial, we will explain everything you need to know about working with and applying filters and effects to your images using the Effects Browser in Pixelmator. In the process, we will show you how to sharpen your images, how to apply

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Playing with Watercolor Brushes and Masks in Pixelmator


I have already created some tutorials about watercolor effects; however, I also want to create a workflow that is extremely simple but that produces a beautiful result. Therefore, I invented this tutorial, which uses only basic watercolor brushes, a photo, and a layer mask

Creating a Typographic Portrait in Pixelmator


In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a typographic portrait using only Pixelmator. But what does that mean? A typographic portrait is a portrait composed of text. The technique is pretty simple. We will also play with Blending and basic filters

Lost in Space Typography in Pixelmator


At Abduzeedo, we have a posting place called “Typography Mania,” where we feature many amazing designs that were created by playing with Types. Inspired by that, I decided to use Pixelmator to create an abstract image made up of spheres and lights. I then used Blendings to mix this abstract effect within a text area

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Hell of a Tutorial in Pixelmator


In this tutorial I will show you how to create a really cool effect. First, we will use basic filters to create a 3D text effect; then, we will blend some stock photos and textures to produce one hell of a wallpaper

Happy New Year in Pixelmator


In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a design inspired by the Dreamworks logo, with fluffy clouds and some light effects. We will use the clouds brush that comes with Pixelmator and some stock photos. The whole process will take about one hour

Realistic Golden Text in Pixelmator


In this tutorial I will show you how to create a beautiful golden text in Pixelmator. It might be useful for your next Christmas design. We will use basic tools and gradients to mimic gold with this super easy technique. I also have writen a tutorial showing how to create the same effect but for

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Sleek Wallpaper in Pixelmator


In this tutorial, I will show you how to create an aluminum texture and a 3D pattern effect, using very simple techniques. This method is useful for designing modern and stylish interfaces or simply fashioning a mockup for the next MacBook Pro or an aluminum iPhone

Creating a Colorful Light Effect with Pixelmator


We have already published tutorials on how to create a really cool light effect in Photoshop and GIMP, now In this tutorial, I will show you how to create this super, simple light effect inspired by a design that I saw recently in a Sony advert

Torch Man in Pixelmator


In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a “human torch” effect. I created this effect a few months ago in Photoshop for a tutorial for Digital Arts Magazine, and I have decided to try it in Pixelmator. The process is very similar, and the result is equally beautiful