November 19, 2012 by Katie
Happy Monday! I know you are ALL excited for this Monday (unless you don’t live in the U.S…) because you have either a 2 or 3 day week before the holiday! I’m supposed to have a 3 day week because we technically have school Wednesday, but I always ignore that and take Wednesday off because my teachers always end up canceling class that day anyway. Turns out I have one teacher who insists on having class… hmmm guess I’m missing it! Good thing it’s only 50 min long though, not missing much.
On Friday I have you all an introduction to how to use Picmonkey, but many of you asked more questions about using PicMonkey, specifically how I make my weekly workout pages. These definitely take a little more creativity and effort, but I think you all can handle it! Let’s just hope I can explain it well…
We’ll start with this one:
First, you need a white background. I have NO IDEA how everyone else does this, but I made a blank paint document and saved it as “white” and re-use it every time.
Then I go to Picmonkey and upload it as an image:
Then I choose my background for each day of the week. For this I click on the overlays icon:
Then, for this particular week, I chose geometric shapes for my background. After picking a shape, I move it to where I want on the page, and then I choose a color.
I do the same for each day of the week, and then it’s time to add text! This is basically the same as geometric shapes, but you type in your text, adjust the size, then choose a font and a color:
And there you go! It’s pretty simple, but it takes a while to get the hang of it enough to do it quickly.
For the other weeks, I just got creative with the other Overlay options, like pieces of paper and buttons.
If you’re in the US, when does your holiday begin?
Any other questions? (PicMonkey or otherwise!)