Monday, October 14, 2013

How to Make a Banner for Your Blog using Pic Monkey - Easy Peasy

Pic Monkey is a free online photo editor.
There is a paid portion of it, but I have found that, although the paid features of
Pic Monkey
are great,
right now, I don't need them. 
So, here's how to make a blog banner using pic monkey!
Trust me,
easy peasy!

Here you go!  Go to PicMonkey!
At the top of the home page, you have choices,
1) Edit a photo
2) Create a collage.
Click on
Create a collage.

Click on
"Ducks in a Row."
This will give you a choice of templates for your banner.

I like the template that will allow you to import either 3 or 4 photos.

This time I chose a 3 photo template.
I clicked on open and imported 3 photos that I wanted to use.

At the bottom of the template, you'll see the size.
I change the size from 3000 x 1000 to 
1200 x 400.
This fits my blog banner.

I clicked on the edit feature.
I changed the background color to a light orange.

Using this same screen, I rounded the corners of my photos and changed the spacing between the photos.

I again clicked on the edit button at the top of the page.
I wanted to add text.

I added the text:
For the Love of Beads, 
and then I clicked the

A new screen came up.
I clicked on
Save to my computer.
My new banner collage,
saved to my computer.
See what I mean?
Easy Peasy!


Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

I love the Monkey, Mallory... I like being able to easily adjust the placement of each photo in the collage feature. Plus it doesn't "stretch" my photos like some photoshop sites. Thanks for the tutorial!

Therese's Treasures said...

Thank you Mallory, I use Pic Monkey a lot, but I never thought to use it to make a banner for my blog.