I discovered Graphic Stock a few months ago when I signed up for a free 7 day trial. I went nuts going through just a fraction of the 250,000 images on their site! I downloaded (up to) 20 images a day during that time and have been creating printables to give away in the coming weeks! (which, by the way, I can’t wait to show you!) So when my friends at Graphic Stock asked me to take the Graphic Stock Challenge and create something with one of the graphics they provided, I was absolutely thrilled!
I made this cute printable using images from Graphic Stock and simple PicMonkey editing-no photoshop needed!
I used : These fantastic FRAMES (how many things could you do with these!!!)
Want me to show you how you can make your own design with over 250,000 graphics to pick from HERE !?
Here’s how easy this is!
Pick an image from Graphic Stock and save it as a PNG file…
I used the forest images so there were lots of images on the page and I needed to cut some out…here’s how I do this…
I edit photo and crop out the image I want…(aren’t these forest animals too cute?)
When the image is cropped- I erase the background by clicking on the screen and when the Overlay box comes up I hit ERASER, you can control the size and sharpness of your eraser here. I start big and then make the eraser small to get around the edges…the closer I get to my image the less hard I make my eraser…it’s a little fuzzy near the edges, which is more forgiving… (there are other ways to isolate images on graphics with several images, this is simply the way I do it!)
I do this with each image I want to use in my final design, creating a saved PNG image on my desktop…
Now you’re ready to put all of your images together and add text! First open PicMonkey and select Design and 8×10 (that’s the size I normally use)
Then set the color of your canvas…I normally check transparent.
Next you want to upload your images – so go to the butterfly and then click YOUR OWN and upload the images that you isolated earlier (you’ll need to upload them one at a time) …
Then play around with your design- add text or banners or whatever you dream up!
And lastly hit SAVE!
One more fun thing! If you want to reverse your text in order to print to transfer paper, you can easily do that on PicMonkey! In Basic Edits – go to Rotate and hit the arrow button! (I’m thinking about printing this to Iron On Transfer Paper and ironing the image onto a canvas tote bag!)
Now I want to challenge YOU!!!
If you take the Graphic Stock Challenge, you’ll be entered to win a $25.00 Amazon Gift Card! It’s super easy…here’s all you do:
***I’ll pick a winner Sept. 3***
Sign up for your 7 Day FREE Trial HERE!
This was a no-brainer for me- I did this last month! I mean uploading images for every occasion you can think of, for days on end… for FREE!
If you’re worried about forgetting to cancel the membership, simply use it for 1 day and when you’re done uploading your images go ahead and CANCEL right then!
You will be able to upload 20 images a day for 7 days for FREE!
Be SURE to CANCEL if you don’t want to continue on your 7th day or before so you won’t be charged
Pick from the images at the end of the post to plan a design for invitations, menu cards, table markers, printables…anything!
Then simply tell me in a comment below what image/images you’d pick and what you’d do with the images!
For an EXTRA chance to win, make a collage with your images and post to any social media using the #GraphicStockChallenge & give me the link to the social media post in a comment below …this is an EASY way to get a bonus chance to win!
Now…Lets do this!
And pick one or MORE of these images to brainstorm your project!
1. Sign up for the 7-day free trial.
2. Visit GraphicStock website and locate the images needed to complete the challenge.
3. Comment on your blog, sharing their challenge project idea and a link to an additional image they would use to complete their project.
4. Bonus points if they create a collage with the images and upload to social media using #GraphicStockChallenge