Hi everyone! I’m Jann Newton of Newton Custom Interiors, where I blog about home decor, DIY and sewing projects. I’m thrilled to be guest posting for Deby again. Today we’re going to be delving deeper into how to use PicMonkey.
A few months ago, I guest posted here at Mom’s Make Money about taking better pictures for your blog. In that post, I talked a little bit about how I love to use PicMonkey to edit my pictures after they’re taken.
PicMonkey is a fabulous photo editing program, that can help make your photos look the best that they can. It’s a free program, or you can upgrade to the Royale edition if you would like. The yearly fee is very reasonable.
I’m going to be sharing tips and tricks for using PicMonkey in this three part series:
PicMonkey Part One – Basic Photo Editing – check out last weeks tutorial.
PicMonkey Part Two – Applying Text and Overlays
PicMonkey Part Three – Collages
Today is part two of the series. If you have ever wondered how people add words or shapes to their photos, then this is the tutorial for you! It’s really very easy.
I’ve made a video of my computer screen to show you step-by-step how to apply text and overlays to your pictures.
There are written instructions after the video.
1. Open up PicMonkey.com.
2. Click on Edit A Photo.
3. Upload a photo from your computer.
4. On the left side of the edits page there are several options for overlays and adding text. Click on the butterfly (overlays), and pick out an overlay for your photo. Simply click and drag the overlay to where you would like it on your photo. You can make the overlay larger or smaller by clicking and dragging on the corners.
5. You can change the color of the overlay by clicking on the eye dropper, and hovering over the colors in the spectrum or from your picture. You can also make the overlay transparent by clicking on Fade and moving the circle along the bar.
6. If you would like to change one of the steps, you can click the undo button at the top of the page. You can also delete an overlay or the text by right clicking on the overlay, and clicking on delete.
7. You can duplicate any of the overlays by right clicking on the overlay, and clicking on duplicate.
8. To add text, click on the Tt button (text). Pick which font you would like to use, click on it and then click on Add Text. A text box will pop up. Simply start typing in the text box. Highlight the text to change the size and color.
9. To start with a blank canvas, instead of a picture, go to the home page. Click on Canvas, and pick which canvas shape you would like.
10. You can add overlays and text to your blank canvas the same way you would for your photos.
Here’s the finished photo with it’s overlay and text:
Play around and experiment with all of PicMonkey’s different features. Have fun with it!