If you love my PicMonkey tutorials for bloggers you'll enjoy my recent post over on BlogHer: Adding Text to Images on PicMonkey! I cover using overlays, adding text and creating drop shadows for your text! Read more.
Tired of buying little paper valentines and wondering how many identical ones you and your kids will receive? Why not make your own? This PicMonkey tutorial will inspire you to make your own valentines on PicMonkey! Getting Started with PicMonkey Go to PicMonkey.com. Sign in if you're a Royale member! (Not a member? Try it free for a day with this link.) Select the Design option and select a size. For this tutorial we'll use the 4x6 size because those can be printed for 19 cents via WalMart's 1-hour photo service!
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
I recently wrote a post about how to add text and overlays to images in PicMonkey and since then have had people ask about how to add a drop shadow effect to their text. Since this is not yet a PicMonkey function, I thought I'd show you how to do this manually. Adding a drop shadow to text in PicMonkey isn't hard. You just need to know how to duplicate a layer, recolor it and send it to the back. Adding a Drop Shadow to Text in PicMonkey First, create and position the text you want a shadow for. Then right-click (on a Mac you hold the control key while clicking) on the text box and select Duplicate
Having images in your blog post has changed so much since Pinterest came into play. Now it's not enough to have images, you have to have gorgeous pinnable images. And, if you want to be re-pinned like crazy they need to look absolutely smashing. The pressure to have the best, most re-pinable images is high. And for most, very daunting. But, with PicMonkey is doesn't need to be. Here are a few small tricks to help you rock PicMonkey and create beautiful images for your blog. How to Pick an Image Start with a vertical image if at all possible. If you don't have a really pretty image of your own, find
As Pinterest grows, and more and more people are pinning and repinning inspirational quotes and pretty photos, it's becoming increasingly important for bloggers to not only have good images in their posts, but images that remind the pinner why they pinned that image in the first place. Having your post title on your images does a few things: Decreases the chances someone will steal your image to use on their own site. Reminds a pinner why they pinned the image. Increases the probability of the image being re-pinned by another Pinterest user Encourages people to click through to your post