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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

How To Create Round Images in PicMonkey

Something you might not know about me is that I love teaching people people new things, especially when it involves technology. My day job is spent working with some of the coolest real estate agents. One-on-one and in a group setting, we cover a wide range of topics which pushes me to constantly learn new things.

I learned at Go Blog Social that I need to share my passions with my readers. I already share my passion for cooking and baking, but I've left out the passion for helping teach people new things. 

Thus a new weekly post, Whatcha Learnin' Now. Each Wednesday I'll teach you something new! It might be an iPad app to save you time, a cheat sheet for HTML, or adding something new to your blog. 

If you have ideas or something YOU would like to know, leave me a comment or send me an email

Today, I'm going to show you how to create round images in PicMonkey. I use PicMonkey for almost all of my photo editing and graphics and love it. I do pay for the additional features, but you DO NOT need the paid version to create the round images! This technique could be used to create profile pictures (like mine), recipe round ups, or images on collages...just to name a few.

FYI - PicMonkey did not ask me to put together this post, I just really love their service and wanted to share these tips with you! 

Let's get to it. 

How to Create Round Images in PicMonkey - great for recipe round ups, fun profile pictures, and perfect for collages!


How to Create Round Images in PicMonkey

1. Go to PicMonkey.com and choose the Edit a photo option. 

How to Create Round Images in PicMonkey - great for recipe round ups, fun profile pictures, and perfect for collages!

2. Open the picture you'd like to edit. 

3. Under Basic Edits, choose Crop. Crop your image into a square. Apply the changes. 

How to Create Round Images in PicMonkey - great for recipe round ups, fun profile pictures, and perfect for collages!

4. Now, move down to the Frames section. Choose the Rounded Corners option.

How to Create Round Images in PicMonkey - great for recipe round ups, fun profile pictures, and perfect for collages!

5. On the Corner Radius, move the bar as far right as it will go. The image will become a circle. Check the box to make Transparent Corners. Apply the changes. 

How to Create Round Images in PicMonkey - great for recipe round ups, fun profile pictures, and perfect for collages!

6. Now it's time to save your image. Click the save button above your image.

How to Create Round Images in PicMonkey - great for recipe round ups, fun profile pictures, and perfect for collages!

7. Make sure the file type is .png. This will keep the background transparent and keep the round image. The image is now saved as a perfect circle! 

How to Create Round Images in PicMonkey - great for recipe round ups, fun profile pictures, and perfect for collages!


There you have it! Again, I hope you enjoy my new Whatcha Learnin' Now posts and leave a comment if you have something you'd like me to show you how to do. 

32 comments

  1. OMG, Thank you so much Chelsea. I recently read how to create a circle images in Photoshop and it was a lengthy process but this seems so very nice and quick as well. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Great job, Chelsea! I can totally do this now!
    Ginny

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  3. What a fun post! Excited to learn something new every Wednesday. What a great take away from Go Blog Social.

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    1. Thanks!! It was great meeting you at Go Blog Social, too!

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  4. I've been using picmonkey for a while, but never dared to explore further...lol...thanks for teaching me something new!

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  5. You are amazing! Thank you so much for showing how to do this. I have just always thought that was a limitation of Picmonkey. Glad to know I can do it now.

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  6. Thank you Chelsea...I always learn good things from you!

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  7. Great idea Chelsea! I need all the technology tips I can get. Looking forward to your posts!

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  8. How simple. Thanks Chelsea!

    - ErinBettis.com

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  9. Oh my goodness- I wish I had found this 2 weeks ago! Seriously. Let me tell you how I did this: I made a transparent image in collage, opened it in editor, and made a geometric circle. Then I opened a picture as an overlay, put the geometric circle on top and used the eraser to attempt to erase in a circle on the picture. It didn't turn out beautifully! lol. Thanks so much for sharing this! Now I can change the pictures to actually look decent!

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  10. This was so helpful and neatly explained! Thanks a ton!!

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  11. Just what I was looking for. And a well written post, Chelsea! Straightforward, and easy to follow.

    Thanks!

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  12. Thanks for this Chelsea! Just changed my profile pic.

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  13. Thanks! I was wondering how I would put the picture up now... Haha! Do you think you could do a tutorial?
    xo Hollie
    sincerelyhollie.blogspot.com

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    1. I'd love to help! Are you adding to your sidebar?

      It looks like you're using Blogger, I believe there is a Image widget you can add to your sidebar and then just upload the round image. Let me know if that works!

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  14. Hi when I upload my pic to blogger I still see the white rounded corners even though I did click the transparent box? I even saved it as png do you know if I missed a step?

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    1. Hello! I'm not sure what went wrong. If you'd like to email me your picture I'd be happy to check it out! whatchamakinnow(at)gmail(dot)com.

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  15. Thank you for this awesome tutorial! I spent forever looking at CSS codes and photoshop but this was much easier!

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  16. It looks great on my blog! this is the most easiest way to do it i have found to add it on my blog, without messing with the template codes.Thanks!!!
    www.unfadingbeauty7.blogspot.com

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  17. This is a great tutorial, but for some reason when I save it and try to upload it in blogger, I am still getting a white box. I followed all of the steps exactly. Do you know what may be wrong?

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  18. Used this tutorial for my blog profile! easy to follow tutorial and the result looks very creative! Thank you!

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  19. Thanks for your tip, it is super handy (and even better, no coding!). I love this handy hack :)

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  20. This was incredibly helpful! Thank you so much!

    Alex
    http://mrsmasondixon.blogspot.com/

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  21. thank you so much, this makes my day :).. easy pizzy..

    xanpaperandpens.blogspot.com

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  22. This one is good. keep up the good work!..
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