How to Make Stunning Pixelated Backgrounds or Foregrounds
One cool effect you may want to apply to your best photos is pixelation. In essence, the effect lowers resolution of the image or some parts of it. For example, you can pixelate the background to make foreground objects better stand out. Or you can pixelate the foreground for a stylish and unusual result. Normally, applying the effect to parts of the image requires decent image editing skills. But with PhotoScissors you can do this easier than ever. You need these three steps:
Step 1: Load Image
PhotoScissors automatically erase the background, and you will see the result immediately in the right part of the program.
Step 2: Applying the pixilation effect
Now, switch to the Background tab in the right toolbar. We need to apply the effect to our original background, not to the transparent one, so select "Background > Original" in the dropdown box. Now, in the "Effect" dropdown list select the "Pixelate" filter.
You can also apply pixelation to the foreground objects. After returning the original background, switch to the Foreground tab and select the "Pixelate" effect in the "Effect" dropdown.
Step 3: Adjust the effect
You can tune up the range of the effect by adjusting the "Radius" parameter. Here is how the same picture looks with different values of the pixelation radius.
Also, if you select "Image" in the Background dropdown box, you can add any pixilated background image in place of the original:
As you see, with PhotoScissors you can apply this seemingly complex effect very easy. And there are multiple ways you can use this effect: turn boring backgrounds to a level in a computer game or make yourself a computer game character, pixelate the background for better recognition of the important elements on the photo, simulate low-quality image and so on.