Photoshop has become so popular that it’s a verb. We know Photoshop is a go-to app for pro photographers, but what about everyday selfie queens? Is Photoshop worth it, or is a selfie editor app like Facetune2 a better bet? Because, TBH, Facetune has also become a verb.
We downloaded Photoshop Express, the mobile version of the Photoshop app, to settle the score. See how Photoshop Express compares to Facetune2 to see which app is right for you.
1 - Preloaded filters
If you want filters, you won’t have a problem finding them in either Photoshop Express or Facetune2. After poking around in Photoshop Express, we liked the variety of filters available, but the sheer number made it a little tough choosing just one.
If you want a balance between quick decisions and a badass filter, Facetune2 is the way to go.
However, patient peeps who love trying out endless filters may prefer Photoshop Express.
2 - Blemish remover
Nobody wants to put up with the BS of bad skin. Whether you’re using Photoshop Express or Facetune2, you’ve got a lot of firepower at your fingertips to blast away zits.
In Photoshop, the Blemish feature uses a slider for intensity and you tap on zits to blast them away. That’s all well and good, but Facetune2’s Patching, Heal, and Vanish tools give you a lot more control for a natural look.
If you find yourself consistently trying to get rid of moles, acne, or large areas of skin, Facetune2 is the better option.
3 - Eye fixes
Eyes are the window to the soul, and if yours are fire-red from using flash, it’s not a cute look. Both Photoshop Express and Facetune2 let you zap away red eye.
However, Red Eye is the only eye color tool Photoshop Express offers. If you’re cool with keeping your natural eye color and saturation, that’s just fine.
But if you’re experimenting with new looks and colors all the time, you might appreciate Facetune2’s other eye-editing features:
- Change your eye color with just a tap. Try on green, blue, or hazel for a new look.
- Add more definition to your eyes and draw attention to them with the Details feature.
- Whiten the whites of your eyes to subtly draw in your Instagram followers.
- You can even use the Reflection tool to change the way the light hits your eyes.
The bottom line for Facetune vs Photoshop in 2021
As you can see, both Photoshop Express and Facetune2 have their strengths. It comes down to your aesthetic and how you prefer editing your selfies. If you’re looking for an artsy, avant-garde look, Photoshop Express is probably right up your alley. If you’re an everyday Instagram devotee who needs classy adjustments to your selfies before posting, go with Facetune2's selfie editor app.