PicMonkey is a partially free image editing website that allows you to edit your pictures in the most fun ways. You don’t need to register, so that’s a bonus.
The free possibilities are very broad, but if you like the extra features, add-ons, layers, fonts etc. you can consider an upgrade for very little money.
On PicMonkey you can literally add text to every kind of picture you imagine, as long as they are JPG or PNG. Think about making your own
- holiday pictures
- blog picures
- party tickets
- greeting cards
- business cards
You can start immediately by following the tutorial below. You can also download a sheet of free labels to practice.
1. Go to www.picmonkey.com.
2. Hover over 'edit'.
3. Click on 'Computer'.
4. Choose an image you want to add text to, for example the page of blank labels you can download in this post.
When chosen you will get this screen. Your image on the right and a ton of possibilities on the left.
5. Click on the Text symbol (Tt)
6. Click “Ours” if you want to use Picmonkey’s fonts, and click “Yours’ if you want to use all the fonts on your computer.
I’m a total font obsessed geek, so when Picmonkey introduced this feature I was over the moon!
7. Choose any font you like and click the “Add Text” button above. A text box appears on your image.
8. Click in the text box. A cursor appears.
9. Type your text. I wrote our Name and Tagline.
10. Select the text (slide with your mouse over the text until it’s highlighted).
11. Choose the color you like your text to be. I chose a brown green tone to match the label.
12. Click the ‘’center text” icon to align your text.
13. Click a bit outside the text box. The box will get four round handles at the corners.
14. Hover over the text box and you will get a cursor with 4 arrows. Move the text box where you want the text to be.
15. Drag the circle handles at the corners to make the text box larger or smaller. Position the text right where you want it.
16. If you - like me- don’t want all text to have the same size, select the piece of text you want to give a different size.
17. Drag the font size slider to make that piece of text larger or smaller.
18. Do the same with other pieces of text until you’re happy.
19. Now you’ve got one label with text. Do you need to repeat all steps again for every single label? Luckily, not at all.
Click a bit outside the text box again, so the circle corner handles appear. Now right-click inside the text box. You will get a drop down menu with a few more possibilities.
Choose “duplicate text”.
20. A duplicate of the text appears in a new text box almost above the original text.
21. Simply slide the text duplicate to another label.
22. Keep repeating until you fill all labels.
23. Click “Save” to save the labels to your computer.
24. Click ‘Save to my computer’. Make sure the dimensions are still 2550 x 3300 pixels for a Letter page (or 2480 x 3508 pixels for A4) on the last screen of saving.
Picmonkey likes to change that.