Tuesday, December 17, 2013

My Favorite FREE online photo editor: PicMonkey (Upgrade Trial Offer)

http://www.picmonkey.com/free_4_friends/96430e5c Ever wonder how bloggers like yours truly easily edit photos (and design graphics like the one to the left) with all those overlays (ie the adorable elf hat) and fun fonts (hello, marquee!)?  There's actually a lot of thought that goes into the editing of a photo and it starts with snapping the picture: Is there logical, clear and unobtrusive spot on the photo for an overlay or banner? Is the photo's orientation blog friendly? Is the edited picture Pinterest-friendly? Is the font color and size easily legible?  Will text be cut off if only a square thumbnail of the photo is displayed?

Many people don't have Photoshop - perhaps the most well-known photo editing software.  While there are many free online services to edit photos PicMonkey is a favorite of many bloggers - including this girl right here.  Why?  There are many reasons, but #1 and 2 in my book are ease of use and a huge selection of graphics, fonts, options, and overlays.

I have no affiliation with PicMonkey, I just like to use it and do so on a daily basis.  Here a few ways I've used PicMonkey recently on the blog and even on my family's Christmas card....










PicMonkey does not require registration...to get started you simply just upload a picture (or pictures if you're creating a collage) edit it and save your masterpiece. 

While PicMonkey's basic service is extensive and free some of the best graphics and extra fonts come with an ads-free subscription service.  PicMonkey is offering a rare opportunity for you (and me) to test what they call the "Royale" package.  All you have to do is use this >>> LINK TO PICMONKEY <<< and you'll get a free day of PicMonkey Royale. 

I'd LOVE to know how you like editing your photos with PicMonkey so leave me some comment love below.  I'd LOVE LOVE LOVE to see what you've done!  Share your edited photos with Two It Yourself on our Facebook page or use hashtag #2IY on Instagram.

Ready to try it free PicMonkey? Just click the photo below.

http://www.picmonkey.com/free_4_friends/96430e5c

Thanks for stopping by 2IY! If you like what you see, we'd love for you to pin it!


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