Making A Photo Turn Frosty In PicMonkey at Jennifer Grace Creates

Making A Photo Turn Frosty In Picmonkey

(This post is part of my Frosty Festivities 2014 Blog Event – see the beginning HERE!)

DISCLOSURE: This post contains affiliate links for PicMonkey. This means if you click on the link and end up paying for their ‘Royale’ membership, then I will receive a percentage of your purchase, but it won’t cost you any more. You don’t need to sign up for ‘Royale’ though – you can use it for free, ‘Royale’ just gives you more choices!

Now I’ve got a tutorial to show you how to turn your photos frosty:

Making A Photo Turn Frosty In PicMonkey at Jennifer Grace Creates

Here’s how this photo started out:

Making A Photo Turn Frosty In PicMonkey at Jennifer Grace Creates

You can tell that it was a cold day, because my mum and my kids are all bundled up in coats and hats. But I wanted it to feel much more magical and wintry, the photo just didn’t feel special enough to use it on a winter scrapbook page – until I turned it frosty! Here’s how…

Step 1: Open up PicMonkey in your browser, choose ‘edit’ and locate the photo you want to use. Then click on the bottom icon in the left hand panel, at the moment the icon is a pumpkin but this will change depending on the season. When you click it lots of seasonal options will appear:

Making A Photo Turn Frosty In PicMonkey at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 2: Choose the ‘Winterland’ option, which will bring up lots of cold weather related choices. Click to apply a ‘Chill’ effect, and adjust it how you want, I dragged the fade to 42%:

Making A Photo Turn Frosty In PicMonkey at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 3: Next choose ‘Winterscapes’. These will appear at the bottom of your photo – I picked the one with little trees on hills:

Making A Photo Turn Frosty In PicMonkey at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 4: Choose ‘Frost’, which makes the edges of your photo go white, and adjust it as you wish. I changed the size to 40%, and the intensity to 65%:

Making A Photo Turn Frosty In PicMonkey at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 5: Now cover up any unsightly objects in your photo – I wanted the traffic light to disappear! I changed the seasonal option to ‘Santaland’, and picked an ornament overlay. You can drag the corner toggles to change the size, and you can change the colour in the overlay panel:

Making A Photo Turn Frosty In PicMonkey at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 6: Add extra detail to your overlay if you wish – I added a snowflake from the ‘Winterland’ – ‘Flakery’ overlays:

Making A Photo Turn Frosty In PicMonkey at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 7: Add some detail to the top corners with the ‘Garniture’ option. You can right-click on the overlay to bring up more options, I used that to ‘duplicate overlay’ so I could have one the same colour in the other top corner:

Making A Photo Turn Frosty In PicMonkey at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 8: Add text. I chose the ‘Great Vibes’ font from the ‘Santaland’ – ‘Santa Script’ panel, and used it to write ‘It’s Cold Outside’:

Making A Photo Turn Frosty In PicMonkey at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 9: Check if you want to add anything else. I went to the normal overlays panel by clicking on the butterfly icon in the left-hand menu. Then I added a couple of ‘Spirographs’:

Making A Photo Turn Frosty In PicMonkey at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 10: Save your photo!

Making A Photo Turn Frosty In PicMonkey at Jennifer Grace Creates

I think it’s suitably wintry now, don’t you?

Be Inspired:

Cover up something you don’t like with an ornament

Add a winterscape to a border

Put a phrase on top of a photo

Do you use PicMonkey? I use it all the time, but mostly for my blog photo collages. It’s fun to play with it more as an artistic tool sometimes!

Back shortly with the final giveaway of the event!

Jennifer x

13 Comments
  • Jean Bullock
    Reply

    I have heard of picmonkey but haven’t tried it yet. You make it look so easy. I will try it in the future. Thanks.

    November 9, 2014 at 7:07 pm
  • I’ve used Picmonkey once before, but this looks really good, so think I may be going there again soon!

    November 9, 2014 at 7:11 pm
  • ooh I missed this post somehow??!! Anyway love how you have used Picmonkey, I have never used it but tempted to again after seeing your fab transformation…magic making the traffic light disappear!

    November 9, 2014 at 7:24 pm
  • Jackie Edwards
    Reply

    I have actually downloaded PicMonkey but not got around to using it!!! Will have to give it a go…looks like you can do super stuff with it!! Your photo looks awesome!!

    November 9, 2014 at 7:26 pm
  • Love all of the prettiness, but fave is the disappearing traffic light!

    November 9, 2014 at 7:59 pm
  • I’ve played around with it a few times. Love what you’ve done so i’ll have to try again x

    November 9, 2014 at 8:22 pm
  • oh! I’ve never used pic monkey! It’s certainly made your photo look very wintery and fun! Must go have a little experiment!!!

    November 9, 2014 at 8:43 pm
  • I keep meaning to try it & then forget. Maybe this will be the inspiration I need 🙂

    November 9, 2014 at 10:12 pm
  • Wow…..very impressive! I don’t do any photoshopping kind of stuff so I had no idea this capability even existed. Nice work.

    Chuckling @ the “Cover up something you don’t like with an ornament” in the Be Inspired section. I’m all the time having to do that sort of thing with blunders on my cards!!! 🙂
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

    November 10, 2014 at 2:12 am
  • I love Picmonkey….but definately need to play around with it more.

    November 10, 2014 at 9:31 am
  • There are a few photos I could ‘disappear’ something from – thanks for the idea!

    November 10, 2014 at 1:16 pm
  • Sue D
    Reply

    I am not that computer savvy to know how to do this–thanks for the info.

    November 11, 2014 at 7:22 pm
  • Never heard of or used Picmonkey. Effect is great.

    November 15, 2014 at 9:40 am

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