PICMONKEY IS YOUR #1 OPTION
"PicMonkey is a free online photo editor and collage maker. Basic editing all the way up to advanced stuff." It is so easy to use and before you know it, you too, will start to create your very own designs for any project.
I decided that my Facebook Page needed an update and I used PicMonkey's Collage Maker to help me create a fab new FB page.
I'll show you just how easy it is. I chose the Collage Maker Option, then selected the Facebook Canvas for my Design.
It is best not to change the presets (which you can easily do, but why re-invent the wheel)
Open a photo or photos from your Computer, Facebook, OneDrive or Dropbox and then drag them into the cells (boxes) as you'd like them to appear.
In addition, you can create cards, your own designs, or any other collage by utilising their free templates provided. The backgrounds can be coloured (you can also use the dropper and use one of the colours from your image), rounded and spaced, just as you like.
Once you have completed the layout, it is best to save your design at this point. It is preferable to save it as a PNG. The Quality of the image will be recommended, but that can also be changed. No time to complete the Edit? No problem! When you are ready to complete the project, just open it from where you saved it and continue the Edit from the Design Option in the first image.
Once on the Basic Edits the possibilities are endless. Crop, Canvas Colour, Rotate, Exposure, Colours, Sharpen and Resize are just the start of the Edits. This is what happened when I changed the Saturation and Temperature in Exposure, from the above image to the below image. You will be promoted to Apply the changes as you go along or if you are not happy you can cancel or undo. Just a note: You cannot undo the Edits once you have saved your design, so I would suggest that you rather save it a few times, with a new Filename, during your design process than to have to begin the whole design from scratch. That way you can pick up where you left off when you were happy with the design at that point.
There are TONS of Special Effects, which means that for each project, you can have a completely new image. Play around with the different options from the "Tried & Tested", Basic, B&W, Camera Look, Paintbox, Light Area, Artsy to Advanced and be amazed. If the Freebies aren't enough for you already, then sign-up for the Royale Package and receive even more choices!
But wait! There is more.... You can add Text to your image using their fonts or you can add Your Own Text using Yours. These can be resized, centred, colorised, blended, etc. Here are some Font & Graphic Websites that I use: Font Bundles, Creative Market, Graphic Stock, The Hungry JPEG, Creative Booster, Deezy, to name but a few.
Oh boy! And the Overlays are just AMAZING! These too can be resized, centred, colorised, blended, etc. or use the Eraser Tool to remove the bits you don't want. Note, that any of these options can be clicked on and deleted before you apply changes and save.
Add PicMonkey's Textures or Your Own from the Websites, I suggested above.
Then, if you still want more options, choose the Themes. Last but not least, your Masterpiece needs a Frame to complete the Design, if you so choose.
The Design is now complete and my Facebook Page has a new Cover.