Category Archive: Inspiration

This Typographer Finds His Letters in the Details

Have you heard this one? PencilPete, One Trick Tony and Brushtip Travis walked into a bar. Full stop. Isn’t that a hoot? Fonts can’t walk! If they could saddle up to the bar,… Continue reading

Raising Characters: A Typographer Plies Her Trade at Home

Kimberly Geswein is a superwoman hero-thang because, while raising her two daughters, she managed to find time to teach herself the art of typography. She began with her own handwriting when she was… Continue reading

Dearly Beloved: Graphic Design for Weddings

If you’re getting married, first of all: Yay! Secondly: Ouch! You’re probably hammered by a humongatroid to-do list. Well, here are three tasks you can knock off easily: invitations, save the date cards,… Continue reading

Selfie Esteem: An Invitation to the Captured Life for Shy People and Bears

Hey you. Yeah, you with the modesty. You, with all the photos of your friends, the candids from the office party, and the beautifully edited shots from vacation. You’re the one capturing life… Continue reading

Holiday Graphic Cards for the Ho-Ho-Hurried

When you visualize the holiday season you probably think about roasting chestnuts and twinkling lights and chillaxing moments with a mug of hot cocoa. Instead, it can be utter madness, as we all… Continue reading

Kick off the Season of Spook with Halloween Projects

Come on, admit it: you’ve waited all year for Halloween. It’s a chance to get silly, get scared, and change into someone else for just one day. It’s why we have six —… Continue reading

Getting Rectangular: a Sampler of PicMonkey Frames

Sometimes, when you’re editing a photo, you’re so focused on what’s inside of its perimeter, you forget that the border itself is something you can play with. Frames add a kick of flavor… Continue reading

Great Learning Projects with School U Theme

Pretty much anything you set out to teach or learn involves imagery unless, say, you’re studying mental ecology and you do all your research inside an isolation tank. If you’re a teacher, a… Continue reading

PicMonkey Staffers’ Facebook Collages

Uh, we didn’t want to say anything, but your Facebook cover is getting … kinda stale. A little smelly, too. And those vacation photos are, like, so fresh they’re gonna burst! Share the… Continue reading

Rock it Smart with School U

Our brand new School U theme is up and gorgeous as all getout. But that doesn’t mean you have to stop playing beach volleyball, barbecuing in the back yard, or catching fireflies to… Continue reading

Eight Ways to a Mom’s Heart on Mother’s Day

Your mother! That’s not an epithet, it’s a reminder. Mother’s Day is on May 12th, friends. Whether the mother in your life bounces her kids on her knee or chats over cup of… Continue reading

Photo Walk to the Pie Shop

The PicMonkey team went for a photo walk in our sweet lil’ neighborhood, and learned several important things: Photo walks are supa cool! We looked at all our photos together and were amazed to… Continue reading

Tutorial: Using Two-Color Overlays

There’s an episode of the old “Star Trek”—the one with Captain James T. Kirk—in which adorable, furry little animals called “Tribbles” come on board the ship, and reproduce crazy-fast.  Oh, the merry mix-ups… Continue reading

Tutorial: Make Your Own Gift Tags

You’re no schmoe! You’re not even a semi-schmoe.  So don’t use those off-the-shelf gift tags with the  impersonal, same-same images and uggers  fonts. You’ve got good taste, a boatload of awesome photos, and your… Continue reading

Designer’s Guide to Winterland

Oh no we di-int.  Oh yes we did bring you a lustrous new theme: Winterland!  Use these efffects to start making your Christmas, Hanukka, Kwanzaa, and New Year cards now. Jen Shetterly and… Continue reading

Halloween for the Hurried

Sometimes you don’t want to follow a detailed recipe, you just want to cook. Our super-visual Effects Lists show how we made four great costumes with Halloween effects.  See these in large size,… Continue reading