Add text to your collage

NWF Add text to collage 2014-03-08

In the first part of this tutorial, I walked you through how to make your own collage – an inspiration board or fabric palette – and now we will add text to an image.

The start page of PicMonkey looks like this. Click Edit:

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Add text in Edit

Upload your image (I’ll use the collage we made in the earlier tutorial) and you will be directed to the editor section of the website, Basic Edits in the left-hand column. Click on Text three buttons down:

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The text editor

Scroll through the font menu and click on one that you like. If there’s a crown next to it, you will need a premium account to unlock the feature. Click “Add Text” up on top:

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Choose a font

Drag the text field and place it where you would like it to be. If the text is too large, hover over a corner of the box and resize through dragging diagonally (to keep the ratio between width and height), alternatively use the Size editor in the Text pop-up window. Change the colour if you want:

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Edit the text

If you want to add more text in another field, click “Add Text” once again. To keep working with the same settings as in the first text box, you can duplicate it through right-clicking said text box.

If you want to delete a text, click on it and hit “Delete” in the Text pop-up window or delete on your keyboard.

Save your masterpiece the same way as in the first tutorial and enjoy!

NWF PicMonkey Collage with text 2014-03-07

Next time when making your collages you can go directly to the Edit section, rather than save and start from scratch like here. Above the collage, there’s an Edit button (next to Save) and once you click on it, a pop-up window will ask you whether you want to “Open in Editor” or cancel. In this case, you will find yourself in the Text section rather than Basic Edits.

Please ask questions in the comments, if there’s anything you’re wondering about regarding adding text to your collages, and I’ll do my best to help you.


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