I talked about in a previous post
First off- all you need is access to the free files in picmonkey and your own images.
I am going to walk you through the actual making of a label like I have on my side bar and similar to my current header.
Really it is quite easy and you will get the hang of it no time!!
Oh and due to the fact I couldn't think of any way to do this except to take photos while doing the tutorial that is how I will explain it to you.
Are you ready?
If so on with the tutorial¬
1. Part One¬
Open picmonkey and then.......
If you run your cursor along the left hand side you will see some tags to choose. Click on the one with three squares and says layout.
Click on 'Ducks in a row' and choose the number of ducks in a row you want, click on it.
For this time I have chosen two.
See the 'spacing' at the top drag your courser back to left which leaves you with no spacing at all.
See at the top of this there is a drop down arrow click on it to open choices.
I used the sweetheart range for mine but you can use the other two choices or even something from your own computer.
If you use your won you will have to open it up and bring it back to picmonkey.
Now obviously if you wanted to use more 'ducks in a row' or another shape you simply add more at this stage.
If for some reason you want to change the picture, no problem drag it back out and get what you prefer.
At the top of the page you will see some options click on 'save'
Over on the left it will say 'PicMonkey Collage' i change mine to what ever I am labeling it. In this case 'collagesidebarautumnbooklist' I know long name that one.
Leave everything else and click on save photo
We are back to the first screen shot again.
This time click on Edit a photo and it will open up where you have saved your previous photo.
Choose it and it will come up in the screen .
I would advise having a little look and play with the options to see what is available.
The ones I have chosen are free.
Scroll down and take a look again at what is available and what you like.
The ones I am using are called 'labels' so click that and it opens the screen shot above.
You will need to use the cursor to get the same colour, if that matters to you (it does to me) again and again for multiple labels.
Drag the cloud to where you think you will want it.
If not simply click on your 'cloud' and the box that moves will appear again and you can adjust to your hearts content.
See the big 'P' on the left again, click on that and you will have a choice of script appear. The one you choose will be highlighted in blue.
When you do this a box will appear in which to write your label AND a colour selection box on the right again.
If you do not want to go with basic white or black, make sure you write down your colour choice again for future reference. Mine is 8e0005 for this one.
Now I must admit it IS hard to get the same one over and over, cause I could never go with plain black or white right, so sometimes I have used two very close colours as it makes the getting the correct colour easier.
Again the corners pulled diagonally will adjust the text size up or down.
By the way you will notice at the top of each page there are two kinda arrows- these will erase or put back anything you have done as long as you do not change the page itself.
Now this step is important.
If you are keeping this as a blog header just type in your file name and save as it is HOWEVER if you are making labels like I have for the side of your blog you need to change the size to fit the blog.
So see the words dimensions and some numbers and then the word 'change' click on the word change.....
24. For the labels on my blog I used 250 x 150,
Now when you type in 250 picmonkey automatically re-sizes the other dimension to suit. So if you want to manually change it you can but this is very proportioned.
Click save photo it will save to your computer and ...............
Of course you now add it to your blog as you would any picture and provide the link for it.
Just a note I did not tick the shrink to fit on my labels as I thought they were too small but you do what you want for your own personal touch.
I do hope this has been easy to understand but if you have any questions just leave a comment and I will try to help.
Also sorry for the blurry screen shots in some cases but I had a wiggly little one 'helping me'
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