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How to Edit Graphics

Graphics are like digital stickers that you can add to your designs. Most of PicMonkey’s graphics are “vector-based” which means you can size them up without losing any resolution. 

You can do many things to change the way that a graphic looks. This article walks through how to change a graphic’s color, position, and orientation, as well as how to erase parts of a graphic, add a drop shadow, or apply a texture to your graphic.

See Adding Graphics to Images if you want to learn how to access graphics and get them into your project. 

Change the size & shape of a graphic:

To change the graphic’s size

  • Click your graphic so it’s selected and shows in a bounding box.

  • Drag the corner handles of the bounding box to change your graphic’s size.

To change the graphic’s shape

  • Click your graphic so it’s selected and shows in a bounding box.

  • Hold down “shift” while dragging the corner handles of the bounding box to change the proportions.

To change your graphic's position and orientation:

  • To rotate your graphic, drag the top handle in the direction that you want it to rotate. Or use the clockwise or counter-clockwise arrows on the Graphics palette.

  • To flip your graphic horizontally or vertically, click the horizontal or vertical flip buttons on the Graphics palette.


Change the color of a graphic

To change your graphic’s color:

  • Click your graphic so it’s selected and shows in a bounding box.

  • From the Graphics palette, click the color dots to open the color picker.

  • Choose a new color from those offered, or use the eyedropper tool to select a color anywhere else on your canvas. 

  • To change your graphic’s opacity (see-through-ness), adjust the Fade slider.


Erase parts of a graphic

To erase part of your graphic:

  • Click Erase in the Graphics palette.

  • You can adjust the size, hardness, and strength of your eraser by moving the sliders. 

  • If you erase TOO much of your graphic, click the paintbrush tab to paint it back. Or click the undo arrow at the bottom of the editor.


Adding shadows to a graphic

To add a shadow to your graphic:

  • Click Effects in the Graphics palette.

  • Check the box next to Drop Shadow or Inner Shadow to apply default settings.

  • To customize the shadow settings, expand the menu by clicking the caret.

  • Customize by adjusting sliders. 


Apply a texture or image onto a graphic:

(Example 1)

Apply a texture to your graphic:

  • Click your graphic so it’s selected and shows in a bounding box.

  • You can put a texture on your graphic in two ways:

    • Example 1: Click Textures (the mesh diamond icon) on the left menu, and select a texture, click Apply.

    • Example 2: Click Textures to open the panel, then click Add your own texture at the top. Choose an image to apply as a texture from your computer, our stock photo library, etc.


(Example 2)

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