Today I am going to show you how to add text to your images using PicMonkey. Many seasoned bloggers use this website as well as non-bloggers aka everyday people who like to design their own images or artwork.
There are so many things you can do on PicMonkey, but I am going to show you a very basic tool that the program offers. Below are steps on how to add a text or an overlay on your images.
How to Add Text to Images Using PicMonkey
Note: PicMonkey is free to use; however, you will need to pay a minimal annual membership if you want complete access to all of their features including usage of all their texts.
A Video Tutorial if you Prefer Someone Showing You the Steps in Real Time
- Visit PicMonkey and click on the ‘Edit’ option at the top of the screen. It will then ask you to upload an image from either your computer, Facebook, One Drive, etc.
2. If you like, you can add an overlay to compliment your text. Click on the butterfly symbol on the left column. Once selected, you will have a variety of options to choose from. I chose labels and selected the red color (Watch the video above for a more detailed look at selecting your colors). Enlarge or minimize the shape to your preference by clicking on a corner of the image and dragging your mouse to the size you want.
3. Next, click on the ‘Tt’ symbol on the left hand column. It will display a variety of fonts for you to choose from. Again, if you choose the free version of PicMonkey there will be some fonts that you may not use and you have to suffer from ads. I highly recommend paying the annual fee. It’s super affordable at approx. $20 a year (at the time of this post).
4. Click on the ‘Add Text’ rectangle after you select your font. A square or rectangle will appear on the picture. Type in what you want to say and select your color in the ‘text’ box located on the right side of the screenshot below. Size accordingly by clicking on the corner and dragged your mouse to enlarge or minimize your text. Tip: If your text shows up behind the overlay, right click and select the option ‘bring to front’. That should make the text show up on top of the overlay.
4. Click on ‘Save’ at the top of the screen in the gray box. Then, the screen below will show up and ask for a file name. Here you can also change the dimensions of the photo if you want it to be smaller and you can select the quality that you would like to save your image as.
5. Now you have an image with custom text and artwork!
I think PicMonkey an easy-to-use program to editing your photos. Especially if you feel like Photoshop can be overwhelming and complicated. In fact, you may notice that many of the pins that you repin on Pinterest are made using PicMonkey!
Have you used PicMonkey? Let me know what your favorite tool is that the website offers! I am always excited to learn more about what PicMonkey is capable of.
Disclaimer: This is NOT a sponsored post! This is me showing some love to a program I LOVE!