Video Tutorial: Learn How to Use Overlays!

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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4 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.

  • How do I create ” THE original Watermark ???

  • I am trying to “use my own” overlay; however, I keep getting a message that says the file can’t be opened. What type of file extension can picmonkey open?

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