July 19, 2013

How To Make Labels in PicMonkey

I discovered PicMonkey when I first started blogging, and  rarely a day goes by that I don't use it in one way or another.  I love how easy it is to use, and the variety of features they offer. Some features are Royale Features and require payment ($4.99/month or $33/year), but there are several features that are completely free!  I haven't paid to use the Royale Features, (I'm sure I will at some point) but there's plenty you can do with the free features.


How To Make Labels in PicMonkey from Blissful Roots


A few weeks ago I noticed some great new features in their Overlays.  I've been working on some labels for my boys and one of the new features is perfect for them!  

This new feature can be found in the Overlays section.  The Overlays section can be found on the left side of the menu.  I have it highlighted in the blue dotted circle below.  



When you click on it, the items to the immediate right (Geometric, Hearts, Doodle Hearts, Doily Heats, etc...) will appear. 


Scroll down until you come to the Postal category (once again highlighted in the dotted blue circle).



The Postal category will look like this when you click on it.



All of the Postal features are free!  Aren't they cool?  For my label I used the image in the bottom left hand corner.  Simply click on it, and then it will appear in your document to edit.  (Side note about using a white document to edit.  I'm sure this isn't the correct way to do it, but when I needed a plain white document to use in PicMonkey, I simply saved a  blank document as a JPEG in my word processing program (I use Open Office, but any other would work).  Does that make sense?  I opened a new file in Open Office, didn't type anything, and then just saved the white document as a JPEG.  I keep this white JPEG document on my desktop, and select it as my photo to edit in PicMonkey.)  Clear as mud?  Let me know if you have questions, or a better way of using a white document in PicMonkey.


Anyway, once I selected the postal item I wanted, I made it a green color (00bd79 to be exact).  You can also experiment with the sizing you'd like.



Then I added my word in the middle.  I used the Tall Dark & Handsome font (the fonts can be found on the left side of the menu as well- click on the letter 'P' just above the  Overlay button).


Next, I added a plain circle.  The circle came from the Geometric section of the Overlays (it's the very first Overlay listed). I made the circle the exact same green (00bd79), and then faded it 79% to make it lighter for a nice background.


Then I layered the faded circle on top of the label and word.  Don't worry if your label and word disappear when you do this.  Right click on the faded circle and it will give you more options.  Choose 'Send to back' and the faded circle will be sent to the background with your label and word now in the foreground. 


And there you have it!  A simple, yet stylish label for your next project.  
I love the color of this label, but I'm also thinking how great this would be on a chalkboard background with a white label and lettering.  Stay tuned for more labels.

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26 comments:

  1. Cool! Picmonkey has so many features I have yet to explore. Thanks for sharing how to make labels. I didn't know about that one!

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    1. Hey, Elise! I wish I had more time to explore all PicMonkey has to offer- there's tons! Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

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  2. I LOVE PicMonkey! I have a transparent that I made in Paint and I use it whenever I don't want a background color :) I learn something new everyday!!! Have a wonderful weekend, Lisa

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    1. Thanks so much for the tip of the background color! I'll have to try it out. Have a wonderful day, and come back anytime!

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  3. Great idea, I love PicMonkey! I do pay for the upgrade and think it's worth it!

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    1. I've been trying to hold off on the upgrade, but I think it's time- you've convinced me. I know how great it is without, so I can only image how awesome it is with it. I'll be hooked, I'm sure. Thanks so much taking the time to visit and comment. Enjoy your day!

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  4. This is really lovely idea - I have been using PicMonkey for a while, but have not actually think about using it for labels. Yours look really lovely and professional at the same time.

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  5. Stopping by from the Whatever goes link up. I have used pic monkey before, but haven't explored this option. Thanks for the tutorial! =)

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  6. I love Picmonkey!! I didn't know they had this new section. I'll have to check it out. Thank you so much for sharing at Give Me The Goods Monday!
    Jamie @ So Much Better With Age

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  7. Love Picmonkey Brooke! This is a great tutorial - thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. I'm completely in love with PicMonkey as well. So glad you liked the tutorial! Have a wonderful weekend, Trish!

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  8. Thank you!!! I didn't know about this cool feature either. I think you can probably create blank docs of any color in the "collage" section of picmonkey...just edit out the additional box/boxes.

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    Julie M.

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    1. Hey, Julie! So glad you stopped by! And thanks for the tip on using blank docs- colors, too! I have so much to learn. Thanks again! Have a wonderful weekend, and come back anytime!

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  9. Love Picmonkey. Never thought about using labels!

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    1. The possibilities are endless, really! So glad you liked them. Thanks so much for visiting! Come again soon.

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