Friday, September 5, 2014

How to add a box + text to a picture

If you already know how to do this, feel free to skedaddle. I am sure most people do, as I have seen them on other blogs, however a few people have asked me, and I thought I would share. I am by no means an expert, or even a quarter of an expert, on blogging and the like, but I didn't know how to do this not long ago, so.... maybe there is someone else who doesn't know as well.


I use picmonkey to edit my pictures. It's easy and free, free and easy. I know it's like at the bottom of the cool picture editing tools party, but like I said.. free and easy.

I have used this for my travel page, and for recaps, and my fancy new button... and thats about it. I think it makes it easier to pin and helps you remember the post (speaking more as a pinner, rather than a please pin my stuff).



So, here's the super easy how to.

I use picmonkey so that's the only way I know how to do this.


Choose edit and select your photo. You can adjust it (I normally 'auto adjust') if you want, but I didn't. Select the butterfly icon for overlays, and then choose which one you want - I use geometric.


Circles, squares etc.

Select the one you want and it pops up on screen. Resize to your fancy.


Then select the colour - it doesnt have to be white, it can be anything you want, I just gravitate towards white because it's nice and simple.


Then you can play with the 'fade' - 100% makes it disappear completely and 0% makes it whiter than my skin in the winter time. Jk.


You can also play around with other effects like add (brightens it up).


Ok, now you're ready for some text! Easy as pie, right?


Voila! Aren't I a genius? Don't answer that.


Save, use, do a little dance. You're welcome.


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42 comments:

  1. Ah you gotta love picmonkey, I only discovered a couple of months ago but it is so good for editing photo's for the old blog.

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  2. This is such a great post! I used to use Picmonkey before I got Photoshop and it's SO user friendly. That's wonderful they got even more features- it really is super similar to the fancier, expensive programs.

    xo marlen
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  3. Picmonkey is awesome and gotta love that it's free!! :) happy wknd!!

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  4. i did this today! love picmonkey! happy weekend.

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  5. Using picmonkey was life changing for my blog! As ridiculous as that sounds! Happy Friday :)

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  6. OOooh I'm going to check out that program. I just use paint to make a transparent text box...is that sad haha Thanks for the tip!! XO

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  7. I love PicMonkey! I just don't love that I can't go back and edit my photos! Gotta start from scratch every.stinking.time. Ugggh.

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  8. i love picmonkey, but i've been using ribbet more often!

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  9. How fun! Never heard of this. I use adobe illustrator for my pics and boards.

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  10. thank you thank you!!!! I spent hours trying to do this in photoshop and it still didn't look right!

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  11. You're the best!! I thought the only way to do this was in Powerpoint... which I don't have... so yay for Pic Monkey!

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  12. Awesome tutorial! It is an easy program and I also like when people have text boxes for Pinterest perusing

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  13. Thank you so much! I have been wondering how people do this!

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  14. Well look at you, a little designer! Haha! I love picmonkey!

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  15. You go with your tutorial! Good stuff. I love PicMonkey!

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  16. i love picmonkey! i'm glad they expanded their functionality so you can now edit while in collage mode. before you had to save and then reopen in edit #wasteoftime.

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  17. Seeing as how I did not know this - I'm totally pinning this! I use picmonkey for my collages and love it!!

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  18. I love picmonkey! Although I don't use it much now since I got photoshop obvi! Ya I am fancy like that ;p tutorials are definitely my friend when it comes to pictures!

    <3 Shannon
    upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  19. So I didn't know this so I love this post. I spent a few minutes trying to figure it out once and then quit :)

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  20. Girl, you just took me to school and I thank you for that!

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  21. I love this - I am very technically challenged but I think that I might even be able to figure this out now - thanks!!!

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  22. Getting picmonkey now thanks to you! Great tip! Also, I love fotor.com for lots of other fun montage and collage tools (also, free and easy!). Happy weekend, love :)

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  23. I'm PicMonkey illiterate so this is super helpful! You're a smartie!

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  24. Yup Yup, I'm flagging this. I do know about picmonkey, so I"m not completely useless but I need to try this for sure.

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  25. Love this! I use picmonkey as well but actually haven't done this so I just learned something! Happy weekend love! xoxo

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  26. Great and informational post.

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  27. Always good to know:) Have a great weekend!

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  28. Awesome! I will definitely refer back to this. Thanks!

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  29. Ok, I am a PicMonkey user too but this is a game changer for me! M's posts are always way prettier than mine because she is way more design-savvy, so I'm happy to have this little trick under my belt! :)

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  30. I haven't heard of pic monkey! Thanks for sharing, this was really helpful!

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  31. Such a great tutorial. Even though I'm not a pic-monkey user, I did try it out just recently to see how I liked it because i knew a lot of bloggers used it!

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  32. I use Pic monkey as well... I love that site and spend way too much time on it! HA!

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  33. Great tutorial Kristen! I like pic monkey because it's user friendly (and free!!!)!

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  34. My life was forever changed when I discovered Picmonkey haha

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  35. Great tutorial! what did we do before picmonkeY!??!

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