Add Overlays to Your Photos

Add Overlays to Your Photos


Hey you! Thanks for tuning into another
video tutorial by PicMonkey Today, all things overlay. This
unsuspecting kitty will be our guinea pig or ‘guinea cat’ I guess. First click
the editor. You can use overlays with a blank canvas
or you can always use them on your own photos like we’re doing today. Then click the butterfly icon to open
the overlay menu. PicMonkey’s loaded with tons of free
overlay options as you can see and nearly as many for
Royale members — these are all marked with a crown icon.
Normally when you adjust the size of an overlay, the whole element adjusts proportionally but if you
want to stretch only one side here’s a little trick: Hold the shift key on your keyboard
while you click and drag and it stretches only one side. This obviously works better for some
overlays than others. As you work with your overlays, pay special attention to the
overlay palette. This is where you can really customize your choices. You can flip overlays up and down and
left and right. If you have a two color overlay selected
like this comic bubble you’ll have two color options like so.
Within each color dropdown you can choose your color three ways with the color palette, if you know the hex
code of the color you’d like to use type it in or use the eyedropper to find a
color from within your image. For the second color of your overlay you have
the same exact options. You always have the option of transparency.
For our second color we’ll go with that. If you’re using a one color overlay your
palette will look like this and you still have the same exact color
picking options. While you’re here check out the people
toppers and don’t tell anyone these aren’t just
for people. To adjust the size of your overlay click
and drag the corner handle of your overlay selection box. To rotate, click and turn the top of the
handle like we do with this tiara. Delete any unwanted overlays with the delete
button in the palette or you can always hit the delete button
on your keyboard. And don’t forget you can be picky about what you include from
an overlay: the eraser tab is available for all
overlays and it’s great for getting rid of
unwanted bits. The merge button allows you to condense the layers. This is especially helpful if
you’re working with overlapping components. You’ll find lots of labels,
banners and ribbons that will help you accent images like these. Here’s a
ribbon that we love. It’s one of our many Royale options.
Some of our overlays have hue-shifting
capabilities like these little daisies. You adjust the
primary hue of the overlay and the rest of the colors
follow suit. Simple as that. One of our favourite overlay tools is the “Your Own” button at the top where you can open
your own image as an overlay. This is ultra-handy if you
have your own water mark or logo already created. The Fade slider’s always helpful for
watermarking. Oh! and don’t forget more overlays
can be found in each of our Themes. Think outside the box!
Sometimes overlays found there can be used for projects other than the theme that they come from.
Here’s a sneak peek at each have our themes overlays. School U, Vampires, Day of the Dead, Witches, Demons Trick or Treat, Santaland Winterland, Celebrate Sweethearts.
That’s all for now hope you enjoyed. Catch us next time by
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Ta ta!

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