You’re a photographer and you love using PicMonkey to edit your images, but you wish you could find a way to use a watermark in PicMonkey. Boy have I got a treat for you! Not only can you use your own watermark in PicMonkey, you can also make a watermark in PicMonkey!
PicMonkey Watermark Tutorial
Let’s start with creating a watermark.
Go to PicMonkey.com and click the Create a Collage tab. Any collage will do. Use the sizing box under the collage to resize the image so it’s not too big. I used 600px wide. Then, use the color palette icon on the left to open the background options and check the Transparent Background box. You should have a transparent box!
Next, click Edit in the top toolbar. This will take you from the collage editor to the image editor.
Don’t see anything? Good! That means you have a transparent square!
The next step is to put an overlay on the transparent box so you can see it while you’re working on it. Use the Butterfly icon to open the Overlays menu. Then select a square or rectangle. Once it’s on the background, resize it so it covers the whole transparent image. You can make this overlay any color you want while you’re working. You’re going to delete it later.
Now for the fun part!
Select a fun overlay… line art is usually best. An anchor, an arrow, a flower or other geometrical shape will do. Put it on the image and resize however you like by grabbing a corner and dragging out till it’s the size you need. Next, use the color box to recolor it. (I prefer to make one black watermark and one white, so I can use the black one on light photos and the white one on dark photos.) Let’s go with white for now. After the pretty overlay is white, use the Fade slider to lighten it. 80% is a good place to start.
Put on some text. Choose any style you like. Make it white. Use the Fade slide to lighten it so it matches the graphic overlay.
Now, use the Crop tool on the left to crop your image down to just the watermark. Grab the original overlay from the first step and delete it so all that is left is your pretty graphic and text.
Save to your computer.
Using a Watermark in PicMonkey
Open your pretty photo in PicMonkey.
On the left, select the butterfly icon, but instead of using one of their pre-made overlays, scroll to the very top of that menu and use the white ‘Your Own’ button. Upload your fancy new watermark. Resize and position your watermark and save your photo.
It’s that easy!
Video: PicMonkey Watermark Tutorial
What’s your favorite thing to do with PicMonkey?