PicMonkey Help & Support

How to Use Textures

PicMonkey allows you to add and layer textures onto your photos. You can change a photo’s look in both dramatic and subtle ways, depending on the textures and settings you choose.

How to add a texture to an image

  1. Open your image in PicMonkey.

  2. Click the Textures tab (the woven icon) on the left column.

  3. Select a texture from the menu, then select one of the variations of that texture. The texture will appear on top of your image. You'll also be prompted to click and drag the texture in order to fine-tune its placement. Note: Your texture will apply to the selected layer. If your design has multiple layers, select the desired layer from the Layers panel.

  4. Use the Blend Mode drop-down menu to change the look of your texture.

  5. Use the Saturation and Fade sliders to adjust the look of the texture and how much the original photo shows through.

  6. Use the Size slider to adjust the size of the texture by zooming in and out.

How to erase a texture from an image

  1. Click the paintbrush icon at the top of the open Textures tab. The Erase & Brush menu will appear. 

  2. Select the Erase option.

  3. Use the Size slider to adjust the size of the eraser.

  4. Use the Hardness slider to make the edges of the eraser marks blurry or sharp.

  5. Use the Strength slider to adjust how much of the graphic shows through when you erase.

  6. Erase all or part of the image by dragging the eraser over it. Don't worry if you erase too much — either click Undo on the bottom toolbar, or use the brush to add texture back onto your image. 

Note: Pro subscribers have access to a variety of eraser and brush shapes.

How to use a photo as a texture

  1. Click Add your own texture after opening the Textures tab.

  2. Select the place where you want to take the photo from, such as your computer, Hub, or our stock photo library.

  3. Choose the image and it will appear on top of your photo. 

  4. Adjust your texture as desired using the Blend Mode drop-down and accompanying sliders.

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