In the first part of the PicMonkey Photo Collage Tutorial, I showed you how to edit photos, choose a layout for the photo collage, edit cells, add pictures to the cells, and save the collage before adding overlays and text. In the second part of the PicMonkey Photo Collage Tutorial I will show you how to add a basic overlay, change the color of the overlay, and then fade it before adding text.
I am using very basic overlays and text for demonstration purposes, but I encourage you to spend some time checking out all the different options in each category. You can do just about anything you want on PicMonkey especially once you have these basics down.
In Part 1 of the PicMonkey Photo Collage Tutorial, we ended with me suggesting you save your basic collage so that you can use it again with different overlays without having to repeat all of the previous steps in making the layout.
If for some reason you don’t want to save your basic collage, then you can click on “Edit” instead of “Save”and go from there.
It will then bring up this text box:
Once I get to the Editor screen I chose “Frames” then “Simple Edge”. This will give you a black outer frame with a white inner frame.
You can adjust the size (thickness) and color of both frames using the boxes on left.
When you are happy with your frame then hit “Apply” to save your changes.
Choose the butterfly for “Overlays” and it will give you a drop down menu of overlays.
I chose Geometric and then a long rectangle. You can adjust the size, shape, and color of any of these overlays so don’t let a certain shape or color in the menu stop you from trying it out.
I then clicked and dragged two rectangles to the bottom and adjusted their size to fit each cell (column).
I changed the settings so the rectangular text box would be white and then I used the “fade” to fade out the white color. You can adjust the color and the fade as much or as little as you want. I probably should have gone a little bit lighter with my fading.
I then clicked on the “Tt” (for Text) to add text to my boxes.
I chose “Arial” for my text and then clicked on “Add Text”. I had to repeat these steps for each box.
After typing the text, I clicked and dragged the text down to each box and then centered the text and adjusted the size to fit in the box.
Once I was happy with my collage I hit save to save it to my computer.
And here’s my final photo collage:
Making photo collages can be a lot of fun. After you master these basics, you can move on to bigger collages with more pictures.
Hope you enjoyed it!
For PicMonkey Photo Collage Tutorial Part 1 click here.