I have used PicMonkey to make online Scrapbook pages for a while now. I haven't really given you a tutorial though on how to use the pages for yourself so I thought I should do that now. Please note; these pages will work for an online Scrapbook but because of the size of each page you can't print it. You can re-size them before you add your photos if you want to print them. If anyone knows of a way to print out full size pages please share with me!
*Please note: This was made using the free features, no need to upgrade. You use these pages just like you would a photo; saving them, attaching them, Facebooking them just like a photo. Of course, you will want to put your photos on them and some text too. I put together a simple page to use for this tutorial.
Start by right clicking on the scrapbook pages you want to use along with the Snowed In Color Palette and saving them to your computer as an image (save image as...). Go to PicMonkey and choose 'Edit a Photo'. Choose a saved scrapbook page for your base sheet.
If you want to print it from your computer later, then resize it first. Change the size to 607 x 758 for an 8 x 10 when printed. Apply.
Or you can crop it to 8 x 10 though you will lose some design. Now choose 'overlays-your own' and upload the Snowed In Color Palette. This will be your color palette for your page. You won't keep it on your page, it is just for referral while choosing our design colors.
Now choose 'overlays-geometric' and click the rectangle. Size it by left clicking and holding onto the outer edge and pulling it. Just guess what size you want, you will be able to move or change the size later if you want.
Decide the color you want it to be and click on the color bar anywhere then on the right vertical bar. Your cursor becomes a dropper. Take it to the color palette and choose your color; the rectangle becomes the color you clicked on.
Now right click on the rectangle and choose 'Duplicate overlay' and click for the amount of photos you want. (I chose to have 3) Re-size and position them.
Now choose 'overlays-your own' and upload your photos and position them.
Choose the 'overlay-your own' to upload other scrapbook pages and combine them for your own designs.
I rarely use the 'merge' option - I just save as it is to my computer then I can make changes if I want while it is still on PicMonkey. If I merge it then you can't make any changes.
I have other post about using PicMonkey; here is a tutorial how to make your own scrapbook pages.
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