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Make a Collage of the Things you Love.

Today’s post is not only a very creative and wonderful tutorial but also a Valentines competition with an amazing prize.

First to make your collage…..

Step 1 Collecting your Pictures Together

Go to the Picmonkey website and from the top tool bar select Collage.

A drop down menu will then appear asking you where you wish to select your pictures, for your collage from.

The source of your pictures should then open. Or you may be asked to connect with the sources of your pictures.

Select your first picture from your sources and click on/open and you should return to the Picmonkey screen. Your shot should appear in a bar on the left side of your screen, as shown below.

Step 2 Creating your Collage


Referring to the image above.

No. 1 – Click here to choose the layout for your collage and the number of pictures you wish to include.

No.2 – To upload more pictures click here and return to your source. All the pictures you select will appear in this sidebar. You then click and drag them into collage layout.

No.3 – Once you are happy with your collage you can either click to Save  as it is or click to  Edit  to add additional effects.

Step 3 – Editing and Finishing your Collage. 



From the editing screen, add text and photographic effects.  If you need help with this, look here.

So here is my finished item. ThingsIlove

How about you? What do you love? What would your “Things I Love” collage include. We would love to see.

So here is the COMPETITION 

Make a “Things I love” Collage.

Email it to us at theadoptionsocial@gmail.com before Friday 13th Febuary.

Share your collages with the #PicMonkeyLove

We will select one winner to receive three months free trial of Picmonkey Royale, full access to all the sites functions.

So get creating, loving and having fun….

Making Halloween Monsters using PicMonkey

Just a little Halloween fun…

We are big fans of the photographing editing site PicMonkey on The Adoption Social. So with Halloween around the corner we thought we’d just bring to your attention some of the fun seasonal features the site has to offer, and some of the spooky images you can create.  Plus it’s a brilliant way to disguise the identity of your children by turning them into zombies or witches, who needs pixilating when you’ve got monster morphing and masks of the living dead.


 Getting Started

Open the PicMonkey Site and then up load a picture you would like to work on, if you need some help with this see this previous post.

With your picture in place, click on the special themes icon, bottom left, depicted by a pumpkin.


Here a column of themes will appear, on the left hand side, Zombie, Vampire, Witches are some of the themes available.

Select a theme and a number of headings will appear, costumes, textures, overlay, amongst others.

The most fun will be had experimenting yourself with these themes and effects, however I will give you just a couple of tips.

Using a Brush Effect

Some effects for example, bruising or adding different skin colouring, require the use of a brush.

Once you’ve selected this effect a small circle will appear when you hover over your photograph.

Once you have selected the colour or tone you wish to apply to your picture, click and hover the circle over the portion of the picture you wish to alter.

The size of the brush can altered by sliding the scale on the left hand side, this will allow you to cover only very small areas or much larger spaces. 



Manipulating the Overlays

 When you add a spooky overlay, demon eyes or scars for example, you can move the item and change the size by clicking and dragging the small circles that appear on the white square that surrounds it.


You can also make your overlays transparent, so you can see you picture below, by altering the blend mode.

So go and have some gruesome fun and if your interested share your pictures with the #PicMonkeyBOO and you could win a a free year of PicMonkey Royale premium membership. For terms of the competition take a look at their blog.

Here’s a couple more we did earlier, the children have loved playing with these special effects.

My little demonspooky bear