In PicMonkey, you have the option of using our overlays, or you can add your own. Your own overlays can be anything from graphics to icons to photos. Adding a photo as an overlay is the first step to a few advanced editing techniques like background erasing and double exposure.

To add your own overlays in PicMonkey:

  • Click the Add your own button at the top off the Overlays menu to add an overlay that you have stored on your computer.
  • To access different storage options like Hub, Facebook, OneDrive, Dropbox, and Flickr, click the caret next to Add your own.

Editing your own overlays

Your own overlays behave the same way as PicMonkey overlays, with a couple of exceptions:

  • You can change your overlay’s size and crop it at the same time by dragging its corner handles and holding the Alt key. (On a Mac, hold the Option key.)
  • If you resize your overlay in that way, you can pan within the bounding box without changing its shape by dragging the cursor inside the bounding box while holding the Alt (Option) key.
  • If you’re customizing a PicMonkey design template, you can replace the images in the template with your own overlay by right-clicking the image and selecting a “Replace from…” option.

To learn more about editing overlays, see this help article.

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