Hello, everyone! Shellye along today with a “What’s App?” segment. These segments focus on a variety of different applications that are available to make your life easier and more fun! Whether you are using your smart phone or computer, many of the apps out there are of little cost or even better, they’re FREE!
For my layout project today I decided to focus on one of my very favorite online places called PicMonkey. PicMonkey is an online photo editor that offers all sorts of themes, overlays, primo effects, textures and more! For a small monthly fee, you can upgrade to a Royale account where you have total access to all of the features, fonts, etc.
I took these sweet photos of our coach’s little boy, Easton. I’m really liking the look of several photos in a grid, but on the same photo sheet, so I went with that idea in mind. To begin:
Once you are at the PicMonkey website, select “collage”. This brings up a selection to the left: Ducks in a Row, Cards, Square Deals, Biggie Smalls, etc. I almost always choose “Biggie Smalls” because it will give you one larger grid and two or more smaller grids. “Square Deal” is also a nice feature if you’re wanting equally-sized photos in a grid.
When you click on the option that you’re wanting, you will see a drop-down menu where you can select the design that you wish to use.
Next, begin uploading your photos by selecting the “mountain” icon at the top left. You can also rotate the grid by using the arrows at the bottom of the photo template. When you have your photos in place (by dragging and dropping each photo to its placement) click on ‘save’ at the top.
After you have saved your collage you can move on to ‘edit’ the template with texture, fonts, banners, overlays, etc.
When I was ready to print the photo, I selected the “shrink to fit” option instead of the “crop to fit” option so that it kept my photo square. I printed the photo on a standard 4X6 paper and then trimmed down…it matches perfectly with the 4X4 journal card.
In keeping with the sun motif, I cut a semi-circle from the Daytona paper found in the Solstice Collection and stitched it to the top half of the page. I added the gold geo foam shaped stickers to the top to mimic the sun’s rays.
I love having these user-friendly photo-editing apps at the fingertips or at the keyboard! You can give a entirely different look to a cluster of similar pictures by placing them in a grid and take it one-step further with some of the cool effects and templates. Give it a try!
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