Did you know you can create your own graphic designs with PicMonkey?
I’ve said it a thousand times, and I meant it. The simple online photo editor can be a powerful design and photo manipulation tool if you just know where to look. And as always, absolutely no Photoshop needed.

Skill level: all levels. Basic PicMonkey layout/functions know-how is helpful, but the rest is a complete breeze.

First, go to PicMonkey & log into your account. Then follow these steps:

1 – design tab > 5 x 7 > apply canvas colour (white)
2 – textures tab > clouds > 1st cloud texture (top row left), saturation 150%, fade 20% > apply
3 – textures tab > clouds > 2nd cloud texture (top row middle), saturation 100%, fade 20% > apply
3 – effects tab > burst, 80% > apply
4 – textures tab > bokeh > 4th bokeh texture (bottom row left), saturation 100%, fade 20% > apply
5 – overlays tab > geometric > triangle:

  • colour: 7a0098
  • blend mode: overlay
  • fade: 50%
  • (right-click) duplicate overlay > flip
  • re-size and re-position both to suit, creating a diamond shape

6 – overlays tab > geometric > square:

  • colour: 7a0098
  • blend mode: overlay
  • fade: 50%
  • resize and rotate to suit

7 – text tab > futura medium font > add text:

  • colour: white
  • size: header (65) medium (50) small (33)
  • centered

8 – overlays tab > brough > 1st brough (top), colour: white and 5c5c5c, fade 0% > apply, re-size and position
9 – save

Tip: chances are you will want to modify and experiment as you go. The undo/redo button will be your best friend for this. And always remember, you are creating from the bottom up, so start with backgrounds and move on to the next step only when you are happy with how it looks. This saves you from having to undo everything you have done to make changes.

Happy creating!

19 Comments on Create This: Picmonkey Graphic Design Invitation

  1. Elaine
    May 6, 2014 at 3:04 pm (4 years ago)

    Great post! I didn’t know you can create graphic designs on PicMonkey. Totally helpful when I edit photos for my blog. 🙂

    Gig love,

  2. charlene
    May 6, 2014 at 3:34 pm (4 years ago)

    A few bloggers I know use PicMonkey, as I have Photoshop I’ve never thought about using it but it looks cool. Seems like a online Photoshop to me.

  3. Siew Hui
    May 6, 2014 at 4:45 pm (4 years ago)

    wow! amazing piece of information to know. 🙂 I didn’t know about this. way easier to use compared to photoshop. 🙂

    Gig love,
    Siew Hui

  4. Natalie
    May 6, 2014 at 10:09 pm (4 years ago)

    Ohhh~ I never heard of Picmonkey. I always use Photoshop. Thanks for showing 😀

    gig love <3

  5. MollyMia
    May 7, 2014 at 3:27 pm (4 years ago)

    first time i heard of picmonkey! thanks for sharing this online editor!

  6. Lorna Mai (@TheColourQueen)
    May 9, 2014 at 9:59 pm (4 years ago)

    I’ve bookmarked this for a later date as I think it will come in handy. I’ve only started using Picmonkey. Thanks

  7. yuhjiun
    May 12, 2014 at 3:43 pm (4 years ago)

    OMG I love that invitation designs so pretty! Thanks for sharing anyway 😀

  8. Beauty Blogette
    May 12, 2014 at 7:56 pm (4 years ago)

    It looks interesting. 🙂 I have never used PicMonkey before.

  9. Caroline Paris
    May 12, 2014 at 8:59 pm (4 years ago)

    ive used simlar sites but never this one , looks great so thanks a lot

  10. Noor Atiqah
    May 12, 2014 at 11:30 pm (4 years ago)

    it good to have photo editor online. I can used like a pro even I have basic skill? If yes.It will be amazing lol
    Gig love

  11. Caity @ Moi Contre La Vie
    May 12, 2014 at 11:40 pm (4 years ago)

    You are SUCH a pro! This is definitely not my strong suit but I’m dying to give it a try – Thanks for sharing! <3 GIGLove

  12. angie patricia
    May 13, 2014 at 6:24 am (4 years ago)

    i know pic monkey it’s amazing,i used pic monkey to make my blog header before
    thanks for sharing

  13. shashasekharan
    May 13, 2014 at 9:30 am (4 years ago)

    I’ve been using pic monkey for ages now, and I absolutely love it! I agree with you that its absolutely amazing <3

  14. Nicol Wong (@yuk_lui)
    May 13, 2014 at 10:37 am (4 years ago)

    oh wow i love that! ive never used pic monkey as i have photoshop myself. love the outcome *.*

  15. marilovesgr33n
    May 13, 2014 at 1:32 pm (4 years ago)

    this is very interesting. I love this simple app where you can create graphc stuff easily.

  16. nella
    May 13, 2014 at 4:29 pm (4 years ago)

    I didn’t know you can create graphic designs on PicMonkey. Thank you for informing this. Very interesting.

    GIG Love,


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