Tuesday Tech Tidbit--11/18/14

A quick look at great technology to make your life easier

PicMonkey

Tired of making boring signs using Microsoft programs? PicMonkey is a photo editing and graphic design website that can give your photos and signs a professional look. It is also available as a Google app.
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Here is an example of a sign I made using PicMonkey. It didn't take very long to turn a boring instructional sign into something more fun and eye-catching.

How to create a sign using PicMonkey

  • Go to PicMonkey using the website or the app found in the Google Web Store
  • Hold your mouse over the word Design at the top of the screen
  • Choose the size of canvas that you would like to work with
  • Editing options are on the left side of the screen
Basic edits include cropping, creating a solid canvas color, rotating, exposure, etc.

Effects can personalize your images just how you want them

Touch up fixes blemishes in images or adds that special touch

Text allows you to add print in a variety of different fonts

Overlays have many options for shapes or images to make your sign spectacular

Frames will make your pictures look professional with a customized frame

Textures adds pizazz to your background. No boring white pages here.

Themes are a new addition to PicMonkey. Create the perfect look that fits together.

  • Save your sign as a PDF and use it however you would like.

Give it a try!

Questions? Need help?

Stop by the library or email me with questions. If you are totally lost, I would be happy to help you get started.