Friends are the family you choose, and taking photos with your friends is a great way to remember wonderful memories together. Unfortunately, you might not end up loving your photos as much as you love your pals. We think it’s high time you step up your group selfie game! In this article, we’ll teach you how to discover different ways to elevate your friendship photos with YouCam Perfect. International Friendship Day is coming up on July 30 and we want you to be ready. Keep reading to get our top four photo editing tips to make your friendship photos really stand out.
4 Photo Editing Tips to Celebrate Friendship
If you’re interested in learning how you can edit your friendship photos with the YouCam Perfect app, you’re in the right place. The first step is knowing the terminology. Most of us are familiar with the term “selfie,” but a more appropriate phrase for a photo of you and your friends is an “usie” (us-ie). An “usie” is a group selfie, where someone takes a picture of themselves with other people in the shot. Having a great “usie” available to post on social media for International Friendship Day when it’s celebrated on July 30 is a great goal to have, and it’s the perfect occasion to snap group selfies with your awesome friends. Now let’s get into the four photo editing tips that will help you achieve that sought-after “usie.”
#1. Remove Unwanted Objects
Sometimes you get the perfect picture, but there’s something or someone photobombing your otherwise ideal group photo. A distracting object or subject in the background will take away from the quality and impact of your “usie,” but you can use YouCam Perfect’s “Object Removal” tool to clean up your image. To use this tool to your advantage, upload the photo you want to edit. Then, select “Removal” on the bottom navigation, and you’ll be able to draw over the object you want to remove, or you can use the “Smart Brush” tool, which will automatically detect the object and draw the outlines for you. From there, simply tap the green checkmark and your object or subject will disappear!
Suggested Read: How to Remove Unwanted Objects in Your Photos
#2. Add Friends to the Image
Is someone in your friend group missing from the celebratory friendship photo? No worries! You can add them to the group photo with YouCam Perfect’s Add Photo feature, which lets you select up to 10 photos to add to your original image. To use this feature, scroll to "Add Photo" at the bottom of the screen. Then, upload the image or images you’d like to add to the original. You’ll want to resize the image, remove the background, and perhaps turn the opacity down. You can then move your friend’s image into the desired location, making it look like they were in the original image!
#3. Create a Collage
Sometimes just one photo isn’t enough to share your love and friendship, so show off all your best friendship photos at once with the Collage tool! You can select from multiple unique collage templates to express your creativity and share your affection for your pals. To use the Collage tool, start by tapping "Collage” at the bottom of the screen. From there, select the images you want to use in your collage. Then, scroll through the many collage options for the number of photos you selected. When you find the one you like best, tap the green checkmark in the bottom right corner of the screen to make it official!
Suggested Read: How to Make a Photo Collage
#4. Add Personalized Message
Pictures are worth a thousand words, but sometimes you need to share the actual words to show your love for your friends. You can add celebratory text to your group photo in just a few taps with the Text tool. Try using “Happy International Friendship Day,” funny quotes from the “Friends” TV series, or any personalized message that only your friends will understand. No matter what text you decide to use, it’s easy to do with the YouCam Perfect app. After you’ve uploaded your image, tap “Text” at the bottom of your screen. You can use the many fonts, colors, borders, and alignment options available to perfectly customize the text to your photo. You can even use one of the fun preset speech bubbles, which you can then fill with your own text to celebrate friendship day 2021!
Suggested Read: How to Add Text to a Picture or Photo in 3 Easy Steps
Download YouCam Perfect Now: Your Best Photo Editing Friend App
Now that you know the top four tips for making your group photos pop, you’re ready to celebrate International Friendship Day! Download the YouCam Perfect app for either iOS or Android now to create awesome pics with your friends.
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