How to Create Textured Text with Picmonkey
Hey everyone! So, if you tuned into my last audio newsletter, you know that I would like to start giving more DIY blog design tips here on the site. It’s not really something I planned to do, but I think new bloggers would really find it helpful. If you’re a new blogger, you should know that design is pretty simple these days. With that being said, today’s post will be my first tutorial! I’m going to teach you how to create textured text on Picmonkey.
Let me dive into the basics for all you newbie bloggers. *Picmonkey is a free photo editing software. If you’re completely new to blogging, it’s pretty fool proof and super easy to use. There’s a free and paid version (I use the paid version), if you’re looking for a few advanced features. I’ve been loving Picmonkey for all of my blogging needs… it’s saved me more than a few times! I mainly use Picmonkey for editing photos and creating pins. So, let’s dive into the tutorial!
// Related Read: 9 DIY Graphic Design Hacks for Bloggers //
Before you start, you’ll need to have a texture of your choice ready. You can purchase textures and patterns from *Creative Market. Psst… Creative Market is where I got my gold foil textures, and if you sign up for their email list, you get freebies every Monday!
Let’s do this! Once you’re a pro, you’ll be able to do this in five minutes or less!
Step 1. Open up Picmonkey and click ‘Design’. Choose whatever layout you desire. I always choose a square layout.
Step 2. Once your layout is opened, head over to the dialogue box on the left and make sure you apply the canvas color to white (#ffffff).
Step 3. Head over to the text ‘Tt’ icon to choose your font and then click ‘Add Text’. Go ahead and type your text and position it to where you want it. For best results, make your font color black.
Step 4. SUPER IMPORTANT STEP, y’all! After your text is finished, click the ‘Combine’ button. This is what makes your texture take the shape of the text. This button can be found at the top or bottom of your Picmonkey editing screen.
Step 5. Head over to the ‘Overlays’ button and click ‘Your Own’. This is where you select the texture that you’d like to use. Once you select it, use the handles of the photo to size the texture directly over your text.
Step 6. Go over to the dialogue box next to your texture and click the dropdown menu entitled ‘Blend Modes’. Click ‘Lighten’, and BAM! There’s you’re texture!
If you want to move the photo around to change the effect of the texture, just click the outside of the handles and move it to where you’d like it.
Want a more visual explanation? Check out this Youtube video on my channel!
Thanks so much for reading and watching! If you found it helpful, leave a comment below and let’s chat!
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