Pic Monkey is one of my favorite and most used programs. It is fantastic for a number of things, but images for social media is my number one use for it. You can use the free version or go pro like me for about $5 a month.
Touch-Up a Picture
This is a super simple version of some of the more advances changes you can make in Photoshop, clear up blemishes and other simple changes can be made in a snap! Choose the touch up option on the home screen. There are a few touch up options (lipstick icon on left) that don’t need the pro version of Pic Monkey, but to get the full effect you really need the pro for this one. Check out my super quick before and after on a picture of my face, although I think the spray tan was a little much for me.
Create a Quote Image from Scratch
This one can be very simple, and as you learn more you can create more complicated pictures. Here is a super simple version. For this I chose design on the home page, then chose crop on the left side and chopped it down to 600px X 300px, but choose whatever size works for what you need. Then I went to the text (Tt) icon on the left and chose the font I wanted and “add text”, wrote in my text, highlighted and adjusted the size. I then chose the texture option (looks like a diamond graph thingy) and chose a bokeh pattern. I then choose the blend mode (hardlight) and set it to fade a bit so the text was visible.
Create a Quote Image on Picture
Again, this is a super quick task. Grab a picture that you have the rights to, go to the home page and chose edit, get your picture uploaded and then add text and save. Easy as pie!
Create a Facebook Header
Now there is a ton you can do here for Facebook headers. I prefer to use my headers to advertise my free offer, so I generally just do a text header. But you can get as creative as you’d like! For this example I’ll show you how to fade out a picture and add text over top. So on the home page hover over ‘design’ and you’ll see an option pop-up for a Facebook cover, chose that. Then hit the butterfly icon on the left and “choose your own” to add one of your own images OR use some of the ‘overlays’ or images that they have available. For this example I used a picture that I have. I then go back to the overlay section, choose geometric and add a white rectangle in. I stretched it out to where I would have text then faded it down so you could see the text as well as the image underneath. Then I added text on top of that. Tip: if you right-click you can choose to send the object back or bring it forward.
Create an Image for Facebook Ads
Facebook ad images are another super great use of Pic Monkey. I create my ad images at 1200px X 628px. Also keep in mind that these images should have no more than 20% text to be approved by Facebook. I choose the design option on the home page and set my dimensions. You can then add in overlays and images as you’d like. I find images that have a face on them get more clicks, but experiment to see what works for your audience. I used the geometric faded white rectangle again to highlight my text.
Re-size a Picture
This can come in handy too when you need a smaller or specific sized image for a social media site. Simply go to edit on the home screen and choose your picture. Go to crop on the left side, click the ‘scale photo’ box and set your dimensions. You can then adjust what area of the picture to include in the new size, save and you have a perfect fit picture.
I hope this quick intro has given you a good understanding of the awesome things that can be easily accomplished with Pic Monkey. If you are interested to learn more about how to use Pic Monkey to create images, use the form below to get access to my webinar replay where I will walk you through how to create images just like these. And bonus you also get my weekly newsletter, but you can always unsubscribe if you’re not feeling it. Thanks for being here!