Video Tutorial: Learn How to Use Overlays!

On May 13, 2014 by PicMonkey

Crown your cat! Or, mustache your baby. Label it, logo it, and embellish it. Think of overlays as sophisticated photo stickers; we’ve got a feast of them in the Overlays tab! This video primer will make a beginner proficient and an expert more expertly.

What you’ll learn:

  • how to change the overlay color via the palette, hex code, or the eyedropper (yes, there are three ways!)
  • how to resize, both proportionally and along one axis only
  • how to work with a two-color overlay
  • how to work with an overlay that offers hue-shifting
  • how to add your own image as an overlay
  • how to merge overlaysto the background if you have several overlapping ones
  • how to flip and rotate
  • how to erase parts of an overlay

And you’ll get a quick run-through of many overlays found in the Themes tab, which people often forget to check!

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2 Responses to “Video Tutorial: Learn How to Use Overlays!”

  • Merlinda Little

    oooh helpful! thanks very much!

  • Bellz Webster

    I would like to see more stuff for males. boats…fishing gear…bbq pictures..campfires…fish…surfboards…lanterns…garden tools… sports gear – cricket, football, soccer, swimming…hiking…horses… building. Everything is very nice but seems it’s all seems to female orientated and for young people.

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