What’s spooky and oh so fun to play with this October? Why PicMonkey of course!
All About PicMonkey
If you’re not familiar with PicMonkey, it’s a free editing program available online and easy even for newbie photo editors to use. While I have Photoshop Elements, I do all my photo editing in PicMonkey. Since I usually need a few versions of my post image for Pinterest, Facebook, and G+, I can do all the resizing and editing I need in Picmonkey without having to close an image and re-open it for the next version.
These days images rule social media. Powerful images draw readers in and keep them coming back for more. Regular bloggers can harness the power of images without going to art school with the help of PicMonkey.
Royale users get access to MORE fonts and more fun for $33 per year or $4.99 per month with an ad-free experience. And, you can overlay your own images when you’re a Royal users. I love this feature and use it to add my blog watermark to all my photo to brand them.
- 40% more effects
- Twice the touch up tools
- Gobs of Royale fonts
- 50% more frames, overlays, and textures
- The ability to add your own overlays and textures
- Extra layouts in Collage
- As always, there’ll be more Royale features coming regularly
- The cherry on top? No Ads. None.
Please note about 50 to 60% of what you see in PicMonkey is free. Yes, completely free. ONLY the effects marked with a little crown next to their names are Royale and require the $33 membership to use.
I love playing in PicMonkey! It is incredibly easy to add overlays, frames, textures, and fonts, and revert to older versions if I don’t like what I did. With 6 themes for Halloween, there’s tons of great design elements to choose from to make your images stand out. As you choose elements in the Halloween themes, PicMonkey offers helpful tips for making the most spooky images ever.
I used the Vampire collection to add just a few bats to my Halloween Wreath image. The fun ghoolies in the Healthy Halloween treats image came from the Trick or Treat collection, as did the Homemade Halloween Costumes image.
I had fun zombie-fying myself using the Zombie collection! I love the eyes the most, though the green skin is pretty cool, too.