Hub 101: Intro to Hub Storage

Hub 101: Intro to Hub Storage

Hey heyyy design disciples and editing undergrads, do we have the lesson for you! As you may recall, PicMonkey launched its Royale storage feature Hub, earlier this year. Hub is a convenient place to store your PicMonkey projects and it makes the process so much easier by letting you edit after you’ve saved. So, how exactly does Hub work? We’ve prepared a video tutorial for you that will explain all the basics that you need to know to start using Hub. Press play, or check out the highlights below.

On today’s syllabus we’ve got:

  • Saving to Hub from the PicMonkey Editor
  • Edit after saving
  • Make a copy
  • Working with brand assets
  • Uploading to Hub
  • Using Hub with Collage

Saving to Hub from the PicMonkey Editor

  • When you’re done editing, click Add to Hub in the top toolbar.
  • Give your creation a name and click Add.
  • Ba-da-boom! It’s that easy.

Edit after saving

When you re-open projects that you’ve saved to Hub, you can continue to edit text and overlays exactly the same way that you would before you saved. This means you can:

  • Work on projects a little bit at a time
  • Take wild chances and retain the freedom to change your mind
  • Always go back and fix your mistakes. No typo is the master of you!

Make a copy

Create your own templates, or put ours to work when you keep them in Hub:

  • If you’re working on something that you’ve already saved to Hub, when you click Update in Hub in the top toolbar, you’ll be presented with two options: Update or Make a copy.
  • Update replaces whatever item you already stored in Hub.
  • Make a copy saves both the original and the new version. This is great if you want to keep multiple versions of the same thing, like lots of versions of the same flyer.

Working with brand assets

Hub is a convenient place to store logos and watermarks. To add a logo that you’ve stored in Hub:

  • Click the drop-down arrow next to Add your own in the Overlays section and select Hub.
  • Adjust the position and fade just like how you would with any other overlay.

Uploading to Hub

  • Open Hub and click Upload in the top right corner. This allows you to open files from your computer. You can also drag and drop photos directly into Hub from your desktop.

Using Hub with Collage

  • When you hover over Collage on the PicMonkey homepage and select Hub from the storage options, you can send images from Hub directly into Collage.
  • Plus, when you save your collage to Hub, you can go back in and edit the layout, background, and photo placement within cells.

 

Hub to the rescue! Boost creativity and productivity with edit after saving. Get all this and more when you upgrade to Royale.

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Tanya Friedland
Tanya is a copywriter at PicMonkey, a company that has greatly improved her life by allowing her to Zombify her friends and Santa-ify her enemies. A native Seattleite, she dreams of one day being a contestant on The Price Is Right.