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16 Comments

  1. Lisa Curcio
    December 18, 2013 @ 9:33 am

    Awesome tutorial! Thank you!!!!

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  2. Barb
    December 18, 2013 @ 1:59 pm

    Great info, Thanks!

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  3. chrissy
    December 22, 2013 @ 9:39 pm

    i love that you can add your own pictures as overlays also. thanks again for keeping us informed with these picmonkey tutorials thanks for linking up with the all things pretty party.

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  4. Nicole
    January 10, 2014 @ 12:39 pm

    Great tutorial! I have searched high and low and I cannot find the answer so maybe you might know. How can I get an overlay perfectly centered in the middle of a photo. I can only see that you can do it by dragging but there is so much room for error. Do you have any suggestions? Thank you!

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    • Deby at Moms Make Money
      January 10, 2014 @ 2:38 pm

      There isn’t a quick and easy way built in that I know of Nicole. But when I want to be super accurate for centering, I set myself up some diagonal lines from corner to corner to find the exact center. Using the rectangle overlay, stretch it to make it very long and thin then rotate it so it goes to opposite corners through the center. Duplicate the overlay, rotate and move it to the other corners and you’ll end up with a big X shape marking the center. Now when you add in your overlay, it has those 4 little circles at the corners. Simply use the arrow keys on your keyboard to fine tune the placement of your overlay until the little circles exactly line up over the big X lines and you’ll know your overlay is exactly centered. Remove the lines and you are done. I hope this helps.

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  5. Nicole
    January 10, 2014 @ 5:32 pm

    That makes sense! Wouldn’t it be nice though to just click something?? Thank you for the quick response!

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  6. Cindy Foster Schultz
    January 29, 2014 @ 5:33 pm

    Thanks for the tutorial! I’ve been trying to figure this out.

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  7. Marisa Franca
    March 31, 2014 @ 3:06 pm

    Thank you so much for an awesome tutorial. I am just beginning at blogging and I see some beautiful pics out there. One question is how do I get a black background so that the picture in the forefront is featured and stressed

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    • Deby at Moms Make Money
      April 1, 2014 @ 8:54 am

      You can set the canvas color to black and then add the photo ontop, or you can add a frame in black around the photo. Both of these would work for the effect you are looking for I think.

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  8. Ashley
    April 20, 2014 @ 1:20 pm

    Is there any way to make and overlay just longer without making the entire thing bigger? I have been trying my best to figure this out and find an answer online to no avail.

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    • Deby at Moms Make Money
      April 20, 2014 @ 5:33 pm

      Some overlays can certainly be changed in shape, but not all I think. If you click on the corner you can rotate or you can increase and decrease in size. But there are also side-handles. Double lines on the sides or top and bottom on some of them where you can change the side in one dimension only, making it taller or wider, without increasing the other dimension. So, you can make a square overlay into a rectangle shape with this. Hope this helps.

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      • Deby at Moms Make Money
        April 20, 2014 @ 5:36 pm

        Actually, having just been and tried it, I take back that answer. I wasn’t able to get those lines on the side and everything I did increased the size of the overlay overall but I could not change its shape. Hmm, maybe I’m mis-remembering…Sorry.

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  9. tahir9110
    September 24, 2014 @ 9:48 am

    thanks 4 the detail article about PicMonkey. 🙂

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  10. rinalosingit
    March 31, 2017 @ 6:39 am

    So helpful, I am still learning the ins and outs and this brought me right to what I wanted to do! Thank you!

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