Using PicMonkey to Create Graphics for Your Novel

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I learned about PicMonkey.com during a workshop at the RWA 2014 conference in San Antonio. It's an on-line photo editing site that is super easy to use. I wish I'd known about it a long time ago.

I've been playing around with it a lot lately and I love the program. Right now, I'm using the free version to create graphics for Facebook to promote the release of my next novel, The Courtesan's Book of Secrets.

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The program is one of the easiest photo editing ones I've ever used, and there is a lot that can be done with it. Also, the site offers great tutorials on all its features. I used the tutorial to figure out how to overlay one photo on top of another. The program also offers templates so you can create Facebook banners and other items. I created this Twitter post for my novella A Necessary Deception. I'm no graphics whiz yet, but the more I play around with the program, the better I'm getting.





The free version is great. It does what I want it to do and I don't mind the little ads at the bottom. In the future, as I get more comfortable with the program I may upgrade and pay, but for now the free version works well. I'm having fun using it to create title pictures for blog posts and fun pictures to post on Facebook.




If you haven't checked out PicMonkey, then I suggest you do. It is a lot of fun and a great program. Also, check out my novels too. They are also fun! www.Georgie-Lee,com

15 comments:

Julia Nyanyo said...

I love picmonkey, I always amazed how much you can do with it for free. I've not dabbled with the paid for version yet, maybe one day but I agree, well worth a play for anyone who hasn't already tried it.

Jodee Weiland said...

I love PicMonkey, but I'll have to take a closer look...I think there's more to it than I thought. Thanks for sharing!

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pixiedusk said...

Been using it for the longest time now and its just not right to post any photo in my blog without visiting picmonkey first =)#ww

Kristi Maloney said...

Your photos look great. I've been using it for a while, but need to spend more time learning stuff....like pic overlays etc...Have your tried Canva? That's fun too!

NC Sue said...

Great stuff! I hope you'll share at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2014/08/drip-drip-with-linky.html

Georgie Lee said...

I've heard of Canva but I haven't tried it yet. I will have to check it out.

Karren Haller said...

Your photos always turn out well, I love PicMonkey you can do a lot in the free version. I have been using it for a long time. Theres always something new to learn.

I use Canva too, it is more difficult to maneuver photos, but your pictures come out very clear. I think they must use a higher resolution.

Evelyn said...

PicMonkey rocks, seriously!!

Mrs.AOK said...

I don't know what I would do without PicMonkey!! Seriously, PicMonkey is an integral part of my blogging :)
XO
http://www.mrsaokaworkinprogress.com

craftyspices said...

It sure does sound very cool, I have yet to try it.
Maybe one of these days.

Carie Spence said...

I love picMonkey, i just invested in the royal version and so glad I did, it really is worth it.

Brittnei Washington said...

Yes! Pickmonkey is definitely awesome! I had a month of using the royal version and it was nice. I think I can survive on just the free version though. I've been using that for close to a year now. :) Thanks for sharing this with us at the Creative Style Linkup!

Tina at Mommynificent.com said...

You are to be commended for learning a new thing! I get in such ruts doing things the way I'm comfortable doing them! Also, looking forward to the release of your next book! Thanks so much for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday at Mommynificent.com! Hope to see you again soon!
Tina

Ashley Tukiainen said...

I love picmonkey! Thanks for sharing on FTAF!