Open PicMonkey and hover over the “Edit” button, then choose where you want to pull your photo from. More than likely you’ll be getting your photo from your computer, but you can also pull it from any of the other options seen here.
Next, go to the “Overlay” tab that looks like a butterfly on the left hand side. Click on “Add your own” and open the file that contains the watermark that you want to use. Once it’s open you can place it where you’d like and then you can adjust the fade of the overlay.
I like to adjust the fade because you’re going to have some light backgrounds and some dark. You want your watermark to be easily seen but not overtake the photo. It’s easy to achieve this when you use the fade option.
This step is optional. Depending on what you’re going to be doing with your photo, you may want to resize it. Click on the “Basic Edits” button, on the top left hand side, then click the “Resize” button and change the dimensions.
The last step is to save your work! Viola, that’s it!
I have recently sparked an interest in photography since I started taking my own photos for the blog. I’m by no means a professional, but I really wanted to show off my photos on social media. I didn’t want my photos to get stolen, so I decided to figure out how to create a free watermark. Picmonkey is my go to website for any type of free photo editing or graphic design.
First, you will want to open PicMonkey and hover over “design” and then click on “square”.
Once you click the square it will look like this. Click on “Resize” and then make it whatever size you would like. Make sure that the “Keep Proportions” button is checked.
Next, if you’d like a photo or color swatch underneath your text you’ll want to add an overlay. Click on the little butterfly icon and then “My Computer” if you already have an image that you want to use. You can also choose from picmonkey’s library of free or premium overlays.
If you don’t want to use an overlay then you can skip to Step 4.
Next, you’ll add your text. Click on the “text” icon on the left hand side. Then, choose the font that you want to use. You can either choose from fonts that you have loaded on your computer or from picmonkey’s great selection. After you choose your font, click the “Add text” button and type the name for your watermark. You can use as many text boxes as needed. I used 3 for this project; 1 for “my”, 1 for “Messy” and 1 for “little nest” so that I could manipulate them how I needed.
Once your text is created, go to the “Edits” screen on the top left hand side of the screen. Click on “canvas color” and then the box that says “Transparent canvas,” then the “Apply” button. You’ll know that you’ve done it correctly when the background turns grey and white checkered.
You’re almost done! The last thing that we want to do is save our work. Click the “save” button at the top of the screen. Name your project and then make sure that it’s saved in .png format. I’ve learned from trial and error that if you save it in .jpg it will not have the transparent background.