Learn How to Use Clip Art (Overlays)

Learn How to Use Clip Art (Overlays)

Crown your cat! Or, mustache your baby. Label it, logo it, and embellish it. Think of overlays as sophisticated clip art: they’re graphics specially engineered for photo editing and design, thanks to delectable clarity and image quality at any size.

That’s right, overlays are infinitely expandable, and we’ve got a feast of them in the Overlays tab! This video primer will make a beginner proficient and an expert more expertly.

Open our photo editor to play along at home!

What you’ll learn about clip art:

  • 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 overlays to 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!

Clip art for everything!

Our collection of more than 1,000 original overlays can jazz up anything you please. So g’ahead, top of that pic of your Grandma with a tiny hat. Cover a blank canvas with an overload of overlays and make a graphic masterpiece. Customize our designer-made templates with overlays you love. We’ve got overlays for every season, reason, photo, and graphic design you can throw our way.

And they’re all yours—every last one of ’em—when you upgrade to Premium.

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This article was written by PicMonkey Staff, a multicellular organism of hive-minded sub-parts who just wanna get you the ideas and information you crave, so you can make good pictures and take over the world.