With the routine updates from our favorite social media platforms these days, we can all be considered digital artists. Snapchat's latest design roll out will provide a tool that makes it easier for us to ~express~ ourselves — and, of course, our art — thanks to a slew of new filters that recognize what's in your picture. Wondering how to use Snapchat's object recognition filters so that you can start designing and publishing more artistic snaps? This update doesn't involve sitting through an art seminar to learn and is easily achieved by the technique of simple swipes.
Between our armory of stickers, face filters, and the original design tool, paint, there is a lot of opportunity to bestow creativity upon your snaps. I mean, paint alone has paved way to an entire new genre of art — the Snapchat portrait. There are some serious digital portraitists out there using their smartphones as an easel and Snapchat as a canvas. And now we have new filters to play with.
With Snapchat's new intelligence, your camera will be able to recognize anything from that cream cheese loaded Sunday morning bagel to your travel locale. Swipe through your filter carousel and you'll be greeted with image-specific frames. Pick your stickers, text and paint inspiration from there to create a digitally framed masterpiece of a snapchat. Your very own work of art can be made now, as the feature has already begun to update across users. I've just spent my morning running around my apartment taking pictures of everything to see what specific filter the picture will summon. Here's how you can get started.