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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

{You Asked, I'm Answering!} How to Create Labels Using PicMonkey


Who wants to learn how to make labels using PicMonkey?

I recently had a reader ask how I make my labels and thought it would be best to share an easy step by step tutorial.  I currently use Lightroom to edit my blog photos, but I still use PicMonkey to make all my labels and collages.  I love that it's free (for the basic version) and easy to use.  Trust me, if I can figure it out anyone can.
An easy, step by step tutorial for creating custom labels in PicMonkey - Little House of Four.

I'll start off by sharing how I created very basic labels for my wood photo plaques

An easy, step by step tutorial for creating custom labels in PicMonkey - Little House of Four.
Go to PicMonkey then click on Design.  (I usually just choose 8x10 if I need to make multiple labels. If I'm making a "custom" size then I'll click custom.)

An easy, step by step tutorial for creating custom labels in PicMonkey - Little House of Four.
The next screen that pops up allows you to change the background color.  For these labels I kept my background white, so I just clicked Apply.

An easy, step by step tutorial for creating custom labels in PicMonkey - Little House of Four.
Next, you'll click on the little butterfly overlay icon on the lefthand side. 
An easy, step by step tutorial for creating custom labels in PicMonkey - Little House of Four.
Click on Geometric.
An easy, step by step tutorial for creating custom labels in PicMonkey - Little House of Four.
Click the rectangle icon.
An easy, step by step tutorial for creating custom labels in PicMonkey - Little House of Four.
An image of a rectangle will appear as well as a box on the lefthand side that allows you to edit your overlay.  This is where you can change the size, direction, color and intensity of your overlay.
An easy, step by step tutorial for creating custom labels in PicMonkey - Little House of Four.
Once you have the size you want you can add text by clicking on the text icon ("Tt"

A text box will appear that allows you to pick your font.  (There are many free fonts available, but I do pay a fee for the "Royal" version that allows you more options.)  For these particular labels I choose the free text, Lato.
An easy, step by step tutorial for creating custom labels in PicMonkey - Little House of Four.
The box on the right allows you to make edits to your fonts.  This is where I changed the color to white.
An easy, step by step tutorial for creating custom labels in PicMonkey - Little House of Four.
That's it!  All you have to do now is save and print your labels.
An easy, step by step tutorial for creating custom labels in PicMonkey - Little House of Four.
If you want to get a bit fancier, you can apply the same principles to make labels similar to the ones I created for my recycled laundry room tip jars.
An easy, step by step tutorial for creating custom labels in PicMonkey - Little House of Four.
Click the butterfly overlay icon then scroll down to the labels option.  There are a bunch of free labels, but since I have the paid version I chose one of the royal labels.An easy, step by step tutorial for creating custom labels in PicMonkey - Little House of Four.
I changed the colors using the pop up box then added my text.
An easy, step by step tutorial for creating custom labels in PicMonkey - Little House of Four.
For these labels I chose another "royal" font, Sketch Block. 

An easy, step by step tutorial for creating custom labels in PicMonkey - Little House of Four.
I resized the font, changed the color to white then saved and printed my labels.
An easy, step by step tutorial for creating custom labels in PicMonkey - Little House of Four.
I also used this same style to create custom labels for my trash to treasure feminine storage makeover.
An easy, step by step tutorial for creating custom labels in PicMonkey - Little House of Four.

An easy, step by step tutorial for creating custom labels in PicMonkey - Little House of Four.

I hope this step by step guide was helpful!  Even if you don't buy PicMonkey's royal version there are endless possibilities when it comes to creating labels.




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1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for the walk-through Katie! This may help me with some I'll be doing for the Etsy shop down the line :)

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