In this tutorial post, I’ll be showing you step-by-step how to create an image with text.
On Chandler’s Ford Today, all images with added text are created on a free photo editor called PicMonkey.
For each post, I also create a Featured Image measuring 240 x 240 pixels.
You can see all Featured Images to the left of the published posts on the Chandler’s Ford Today Blog page.
Here are some examples:
Let’s get started.
How to create a basic 240 x 240 image with text on PicMonkey
Step 1: Click on PicMonkey.
Move your cursor and select “Design” and “Custom”.
Step 2: Enter a custom size. I choose 240 x 240 for my Featured Images. You could select any measurement which suits your need. Click “Make it”.
Here is the outcome of my 240 x 240 square.
Step 3: Now we need to select an image to play.
Look at the vertical panel to the left. See the butterfly logo? Click it. Now you can add an image. But, how?
From “Your Own” under the word “Overlays” (the word “Overlays” is just under the PicMonkey logo – the orange monkey), upload an image.
Step 4: Now enlarge your image to fill the box you’ve created in Step 2.
Step 5: To add a text, choose the “Tt” logo from the panel on the left, then “Add Text”. Type and style your text as appropriate.
(Note: Use free fonts. If you pay for an upgrade, you can use those fonts marked with a royal sign too. I only use free fonts.)
This is the outcome of a basic Image + Text using PicMonkey. Success!
How to add text on a coloured box
Step A : If you want to layer your text on a box, click on the butterfly icon again. Click on the first option “Geometric”.
Step B: Select a shape to cover part of your chosen image. I often choose the first shape – rectangular – and cover part of my image with this shape.
Style your box (change colour, and use Fade and Blend modes if needed).
After you have created this box, you then add text onto it. Click “Add Text” to add text and style it. (see Step 5).
This is the outcome of a basic Image + Text layered on a coloured box using PicMonkey.
I hope you find this tutorial helpful.
Chandler’s Ford Today is a low-budget website. I’m not a graphic designer, however PicMonkey has enabled me to be creative with images, and to use images to improve our communication.
I’ll give more tutorials in the future. What else would you like to learn? Let me know in the comment.
I hope you have fun creating images using this method. Be creative!
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