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Get started with Photoshop Express on Android
Learn how to use Adobe Photoshop Express on Android
Adobe Photoshop Express is a mobile photo editing app for making quick, powerful, and easy photo edits. Apply instant filters from a variety of Looks, choose from an array of adjustment and correction options to touch up your photos, or create amazing collages. Share them on social media or save them in your phone’s gallery.
To learn how to use Adobe Photoshop Express on iOS, see Get started with Photoshop Express on iOS.
Select and Edit photos
Open the app and select a photo that you want to work with. The first screen displays photos from your device's memory.
Alternatively, you can click a photo using the app and work with it right away. To view and select photos, choose All Photos from the Home screen, and then click the icon.
Make your photos stand out with various adjustment and correction options. Choose any photo from your device or Creative Cloud to start making edits right away.
Auto-enhance your photos
Use Auto-enhance to adjust the exposure, contrast, highlights, shadows, whites, blacks, temperature, tint, vibrance, and clarity to auto values. To apply Auto Enhance, clickin the top panel of the screen.
You can allow Photoshop Express to automatically apply Auto Enhance each time you open a photo. To apply Auto Enhance, deselect Disable Auto Enhance in Preferences.
Photoshop Express allows you to apply instant filters from a variety of Looks. You can choose from a range of eye-catching effects and control their intensity. Select your desired effect to apply it and adjust its intensity using the slider.
You can also create and save your customized Looks. To create your customized filter, tap on Add in the Looks panel, type a name, and click on Save Look.
Apply Blend effects
Photoshop Express introduces a wide range of Blend effects for your photos, such as Light Leaks, Raindrops, Paper, Cosmos, Watercolor, and so on. You can turn simple images into vibrant and unique looking pictures with creative textures and overlays.
To apply the Blend effects:
Crop, Rotate and Transform your photos
The first step in editing your photo is to set it to the desired size. You can click on to crop, straighten, rotate, and flip your photos. This feature helps user to choose the aspect ratio of the image according to any social media platform or custom size your photo. Rotate it to any degree and fix the perspective with four different options.
Set the Aspect ratio of your photos
You can also crop and set the aspect ratio of your photo to different sizes such as Free Size, Original, Device, 1:1, and so on. To set the aspect ratio of your photo:
Rotate your photos
You can rotate, straighten, and flip your photos using the Rotate tab of Photoshop Express. You can also flip it horizontally or vertically in any direction.
Transform your photos
Photoshop Express provides four perspective correction options - Vertical, Horizontal, and two auto modes for Full Auto and Balanced Auto. To fix the perspective in your photos:
Resize your photos
The image resize options will scale down photos to the selected long edge while preserving the photo's current crop ratio. Scaling is applied to exported/saved, and shared photos.
To resize a photo in Android, select the Crop tool > Free Size > Custom.
To add text through Photoshop Express, you can choose from a list of text options called Text Styles. You have the option to either use your own text or choose any text template available on the panel. Create memes and posters by adding Text styles to your photos and collages.
Steps to add Text to your photo:
Correct Red eye
Click onto correct red eyes and pet eyes in a click.
Click onto add a border to your photo.
Click on the Blemishes icon to remove spots, dirt, and dust from your photos with a single touch.
If you don't get your desired result, re-tap to view different results on each tap.
Enhance your photos with other adjustments
You can use the following adjustment options to enhance your photo:
Exposure The amount of light in which the photo was captured. You can adjust the slider to make your photo look dark or light.
Contrast The difference between the brightness of the dark and light areas in your photo. A high value on the slider can make out your photo pop by increasing the difference in lightness and darkness.
Highlights The brightest parts in a photo. You can adjust the slider to control details of highlights. A lower value of the slider gives more details in highlights.
Shadows The darkest part in a photo. You can adjust the slider to control details of shadows. A higher value of the slider gives more details in the shadow.
Whites Controls This controls the brightest areas in a photo and has a wider tonal range than Highlights. Adjust the slider to change the overall brightness of your photo along with white parts.
Blacks Controls the darkest areas in a photo and has a wider range of tonal values and effect than Shadows.
Temperature Gives a warm (sunny) look or a cool (winter) look to your photo.
Tint Adds green and magenta tint to your photos.
Vibrance Improves lower-saturated colors with less effect on the higher-saturated colors. Adjust the slider to boost colors in your photo without making it look harsh.
Saturation Adjust the slider to saturate all colors in your photo equally and enhance its colors.
Clarity Adjust the slider to add depth to an image by increasing local contrast. It can bring out details and textures in your photo.
Dehaze Removes atmospheric haze from photos. Adjust the slider to remove fog or enhance fog in your photo.
Sharpen Enhances contrast between specific pixels. Adjust the slider to make your photo look crisp.
Reduce Luminance Noise This noise disturbs the brightness of colored pixels. Adjust the slider to fix this type of noise.
Reduce Color Noise This noise is present when multi-colored pixels appear as flat color. Adjust the slider to fix this type of noise.
You can add your desired image or text as a watermark to your photo in Photoshop Express. To add a watermark:
- To disable or remove a watermark from all photos, remove the custom image or custom text added as a watermark under App Settings > Preferences.
Apply Blur effect to photos
In Photoshop Express, you can find Blur in the Selection Tool panel.
You can choose from two Blur options:
- Radial Blur Applies blur to specific regions in a photo
- Full Blur Applies blur to the complete photo
To apply Radial Blur, follow these steps:
To apply Full Blur, follow these steps:
Make stunning collages
Photoshop Express allows you to create gorgeous and share-worthy collages in a single tap. Select the photos that you want to frame in a collage. Use one of the layout styles in the bottom panel of the screen.
To create a collage:
On the first screen after launching the app, click onat the bottom-right of the screen
The collage features include:
Aspect ratio Tap the Aspect ratio icon to set the aspect ratio of your collage.
Change Layout Tap the layout icon to choose from grid, freeform, and shapes layouts.
Edit and replace photos Tap the edit icon to replace or delete any photo in your collage. To swap photos, long-press any photo to drag-and-drop it on any other cell. To edit a photo, tap the edit icon.
Apply Style Tap the Style transfer icon to apply quick styles to your collage.
Add text Tap the text icon to add text. Stylize your text by choosing from the available font styles. You can adjust the text opacity using the slider, add text color, easily pan, zoom, or rotate, and also adjust the placement of the text.
Add sticker Tap the sticker icon to add stickers to your collage. You can pan, zoom, or rotate the sticker and place it as you desire.
Change Borders Tap the border icon to apply borders and adjust inner and outer borders. You can also add colors to borders.
Add background patterns Tap the background icon to add background styles. You can choose from various available patterns, colors, and gradients.
- To disable auto-connect setting in Photoshop Express, select App settings > Preferences > Reset Photoshop Connections and click Yes.
- If you receive the error message ‘Looks like this image is not open anymore in Photoshop', reopen the image and try again. Alternatively, reopen the image in Photoshop Express and click the Photoshop Effects icon to connect to Photoshop.
- If you're unable to apply Photoshop Effects to your photos, close any opened window or dialog box in Photoshop and reapply the effect in the app.
Share your work
Quickly share your work on Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, and through text messages. To share your work, check the upper-right corner of the screen, select the share icon, and select your preferred option to share.
Control JPEG quality
You can choose a quality scale to be applied to your photo while exporting or sharing the image. A 100% value gives the best result with increased file size. By default, the quality scale is set to 85%.
To change image quality:
Work with other Adobe apps
Connect to Adobe Creative Cloud, Lightroom, and Creative Cloud Library from within Photoshop Express. Follow the steps below to connect with other Adobe apps: