Adding text to images

PicMonkey comes with a wide array of fonts to satisfy all your typographical needs. Here's how you can enjoy them:

To add text to an image:
  • Open your image in the Editor.
  • Click the Text tab.
  • Find your desired text from the list and click it.
  • Click the Add Text button on the top of the panel and a text box will appear over your photo.
  • Click inside the text box and type your message.

To modify text:
  • Select the text you want to modify by clicking and highlighting.
  • To change the font, select a new font from the menu in the panel. This change affects only the words you're highlighted.
  • To change the color, use the color picker in the palette by dragging the circle inside it until you find the color you want. If you already know the exact color you want, you can type the code where you see the current six digit code and press Enter on your keyboard to lock it in. You can also choose color from your photo itself; click on the current color bar (the vertical, colored rectangle) to change your cursor to an eyedropper, and then hover over your photo to find the color you want. Click on your photo to choose the color.
  • Move the Fade slider to adjust the opacity of the entire block of text.
  • You can adjust the font size by click on the corner handles of the text box and dragging them in or out. You can also change font size from the Text palette by either adjusting the Size slider, typing the exact size you want into the box next, or by selecting a size from the drop down menu.
To adjust your text's size and position:   
  • Change the height and width of your text by clicking and drag one of the corner circles, or the top or bottom edge of the text box. The font size grows and shrinks proportionally as you change the size of the text box.
  • You can also alter the width of the text--and change where the lines break--without changing the font size. Click outside the text box. Hover over the left or right edge of the box, then click and drag the vertical lines. The font size remains the same as you change the size of the text box.
  • Position your text by hovering inside the text box and then clicking and dragging the entire box. Do not release the mouse until you've got the text where you want it.

Tip: If you want text lines to align differently (left, right, center), create a different text box for each.

We made an awesome Video Tutorial: Add Text to a Photo that walks you through all the features described above. You can also check out, Add Text to Photos 5 Ways from Sunday to see some inspirational goodness.