If you’re wondering how to make your witty words or that hilarious picture of your hamster even more engaging, the ever-popular image-and-text meme is your answer. We’ve shown you how to make your own memes with our browser-based tools, and now we’re venturing back into meme world to show you how absurdly easy meme-making is with the PicMonkey mobile app. Because sometimes you gain meme-spiration while you’re out chasing Pokemon or counting the different colors of gum on the city sidewalks. We don’t need to know what you do in your free time.
How to make a text-and-photo meme with the PicMonkey mobile app
Open your image in the app, then crop, edit with the tools in Adjust, and otherwise beautify it (if you wanna).
Tap Text in the editing toolbar, then type your lolarious words. When you’re finished with your phrase, tap Done. You can change the color of your text with the options displayed underneath your image, and change your font with the Aa icon. For a classic meme look, choose white and Deep Impact.
Tip: A lot of memes have part of the phrase at the top of the image, and the punch line at the bottom. If you want to put text on different areas of your image, repeat the previous step to make separate text boxes.
To make your text extra memelicious, tap Style and then the drop shadow button (the cursive A above the editing toolbar).
And if you want to see those texty steps in action:
Once your text is ready, use your fingers to move the text box/boxes into prime position. Spread those phalanges apart to make your words bigger, or pinch to shrink them down. Tap the check mark in the upper-right corner when you’re done.
Ready to share your meme with the masses? Tap Save, then choose where to save your pic (to your Camera Roll/Photos or Hub). Or if you’re ready to bestow your brilliance upon the world without waiting another second, tap Share and send it out via Facebook, Twitter, text, or email right away.
Now that you know how to make a meme in approximately 70 seconds (yes, we timed it), put that never-ending well of creativity you call a brain to work and experiment with some other meme-ish looks. Here are a couple sharable designs we came up with to get you goin’.
The bold word/blank background combo is a social media staple—especially on Pinterest. To recreate this look, take a photo that will serve as your backdrop (blank pieces of paper, walls, dry erase and chalk boards work especially well). You can also create one by opening any image, and using the Draw tool to completely cover it up.
Add your sassy statement/inspirational quote/words of wisdom, share, then watch the likes and pins roll in. For more of a chalkboard-type look, use a font with a handwriting vibe—like Amatic or Grace.
To combat a busy background and put that wit front and center, head to Stickers and choose one of the geometric shapes or comment bubbles. Move it into place, add text, and watch those words pop. To make your sticker a bit more subdued, tap Opacity and adjust the slider.