PicMonkey offers thousands of templates to use when starting a project. Templates are ready-made designs with images, text, graphics, and short video clips that you can replace with your own, or just make small tweaks to customize. We'll show you how to locate a template you want to edit, and get it into the editor. Scroll down for next-step articles when you've got that nailed.
Steps for finding a template
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Templates are sized specifically for how you plan to use them: social media channels, ads, printed cards or flyers, and more.
From the PicMonkey homepage, Click the Create new button up top, then select Templates from the dropdown list.
Click inside the search box at the top of the left panel to browse templates by category, or to type in your search terms. You can try searches like, “blue Pinterest” or “woman beach.”
Alternately, you can scroll through the templates library and browse by category. Templates are grouped by type, and also by matching set.
Click a template thumbnail to preview it larger on the editor canvas.
If you’d prefer to quickly preview the template’s information without opening it, hover and click on the three dots in the upper right corner of the template to learn its dimensions, category (Facebook cover, Instagram post, etc), and associated search terms.
Preview as many templates as you like. When you make an edit to a template, you will be prompted to choose either overwriting the current template (“image”) or saving then continuing with the new one.
Your work auto-saves in Hub, so if you switch to a new template you will find your previous templates in your Recents folder in Hub.
Customize your template
When you're ready to begin editing your template, here are some targeted Help articles:
Starting with a Blank Canvas instead of a template