Pic Monkey for Beginners - Graphic Design and Photo Editing
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Pic Monkey for Beginners - Graphic Design and Photo Editing

Learn how to do graphic design and photo editing with Pic Monkey for beginners.
2.3 (4 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
776 students enrolled
Last updated 1/2016
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  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Do any type of graphic
  • Fix images
  • Make wallpapers, profile pictures, covers, banners and thumbnails
  • Make Ads
  • Make graphics for other people and get money from it
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  • A computer
  • How to download and save images
  • How to read width and height of images

Student Review of Pic Monkey for Beginners course:

Time Well Spent!

"Pic Monkey for Beginners by Erica Wagner was time well spent for me. I’ve been wanting to learn how to do some of my own graphic design and I had already bought the Royal upgrade with Pic Monkey so this training was perfect for me. Well done Erica". Fred Ferguson


There are a lot of people who do graphic design. Some do it for the fun of it. Some do it to make money. Some do it to fix and or enhance photos. Some do it because they love it. The best part is, you can be a graphic designer and not know how to draw. That means a lot more people can be graphics designers and learn it easily.

You see a bunch of modified, enhanced and changed photos on the internet and wonder how they did it. More than likely it was done by graphic design. With graphic design you can create amazing images with ease. Sounds awesome right? Do you want to make modified and enhanced images? Don't know how? That's what I'm here for! I'm going to teach you everything you need to know about graphic design with Pic Monkey.

This course will explain:

  • What Pic Monkey is and used for
  • What different elements you use in graphic design
  • How to fix stretched images
  • How to make wallpaper, covers, banners, profile pictures, ads and thumbnails
  • How to texturize images and more

This course is comprised of video and downloadable documents to help you understand Pic Monkey.

This course will be of great value to anyone who wants to learn the basics of graphic design using Pic Monkey.

Who is the target audience?
  • People who don't know anything about graphic design
  • People who want to get into graphic design can take this course.
  • No graphic design knowledge is needed
  • No artistic skill is needed
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Curriculum For This Course
17 Lectures
2 Lectures 01:35

In this course you will learn how to make wallpaper, covers, thumbnails and more.

Preview 00:50

This is a little video about me. Be warned, there is some competition in my house.

Preview 00:45
The difference between Graphics Design and Drawing
1 Lecture 02:35

There is a BIG difference between Graphic Design and Drawing. You can be a Graphic Designer and have no artistic skill whats so ever. So they are very different.

Preview 02:35

Can you tell me the difference between a Graphic Designer and an Artist?

What is the difference between a Graphic Designer and an Artist?
1 question
What Pic Monkey is and what is it used for.
4 Lectures 42:06

Pic Monkey is a photo editor and design editing tool. It's used for many things such as making logos, editing wedding photos, making wallpapers and more.

Preview 04:24

Can you tell me what is Pic Monkey and what it's used for?

What is Pic Monkey?
1 question

Pic Monkey's Edit feature lets you edit photos. Whether it's making them look old from a TV set, adding make up or adding Christmas hats, Pic Monkey lets you do it all.

Preview 13:52

Pic Monkey's Touch Up feature lets you add make up to any photo. You can add eye shadow, teeth whitening, add hair high lights and so much more!

How to use Pic Monkey's Touch Up feature.

Pic Monkey's Collage feature lets you combine photos to make one big photo. This is really good if you want to put together some cute baby photos you took during Christmas.

How to use Pic Monkey's Collage feature.
Everything you need to know about the elemetns used to make graphics
4 Lectures 58:54

When you're a graphic designer you use many different elements. From game characters to weapons, from patterns to fonts, from backgrounds to props. It can get confusing where these elements are on your computer. That's why I'm going to teach you how to organize them so you know where everything is.

How to organize all your elements.

Backgrounds are images that have scenery in them. Such as a Cafe with a french couple sitting at a table. Textures can sometimes be patterns and or images with no scenery.

What are Textures and Backgrounds?

Fonts are just a different style of text. There are zombie looking fonts, there are sci fi looking fonts, even baby looking fonts. There are tons and tons of different looking fonts out there.

What are Fonts and how to get them.

Clipart are images or objects that have a transparent background, meaning you only get the image or object with no background. Vectors are images or objects that when resized they don't lose their quality. No matter how big or small you make them their quality stays the same. Renders are images or objects that are 3D.

What is Clipart, Vectors and Renders?

Lets see if you payed attention and can tell me what you learned you can do with text!

What did you do in the font lesson?
1 question

Can you tell me what vector images mean?

What does Vector images mean?
1 question
How to make your own elements, wallpapers, thumbnails and more.
6 Lectures 01:20:52

That's right! No more hours of searching for clipart when you can't find it. You can make your own and it's easy!

How to make your own Clipart.

In this lecture I am going to show you two easier ways to make Clipart that I just learned. These are a lot easier when the background is shaded, has scenery, and or is complex.

New Update - 1/8/2016 - Two new easier ways to make Clipart!

Get ready as I show you how to make your own desktop wallpaper and how to create illusions. I love making wallpapers and I hope you enjoy doing it too!

How to make wallpapers and illusions.

Some images when you resize them don't keep their quality. Sometimes it gets blurry and sometimes it gets stretched. In this video I'm going to show you how to fix that.

How to fix stretched images.

I was so excited to make this video because I love texturizing images and now I get to share it with you! Depending on the size of the image, texturizing can take an hour or more, or just a few minutes.

How to re-texture images

In this lecture I am going to show you some little tips and tricks I learned in Pic Monkey. They also added a new tool but you can only use it if you have Royal.

New Update - 1/8/2016 - Tips, Tricks, and a New Tool.
About the Instructor
Erica Wagner
3.5 Average rating
10 Reviews
1,276 Students
2 Courses
Best-selling Author, Youtuber and Udemy Instructor

Erica Wagner is a homeschool student and a Best-selling author of three books. She started writing books at the age of nine. Erica has a Youtube channel dedicated to science games. She is learning all about graphics design and creating her own logos, covers, wallpapers and custom thumbnails. Erica has been playing Minecraft for three years and her experience helps others understand the game. She is a twin.

Taffy Wagner
3.5 Average rating
30 Reviews
3,378 Students
9 Courses
Personal Finances Educator, Author and Homeschool Mom

Dr. Taffy Wagner is a Personal Finances Educator who provides financial counseling to individuals and small groups. She also conduct pre-marital and post-marital financial counseling. Dr. Wagner has been interviewed by The Wall Street Journal, US News and World Report, Denver Business Journal, Business Insider, Woman's Day, Learn Vest and many more national outlets. She is the President of Own Your Health Care, LLC where she educates consumers on Obamacare (good, bad and ugly), how to use their health insurance and provides them with alternatives when they cannot afford traditional health insurance. Dr. Wagner is also a homeschool mom of twins who are Udemy Instructors, best-selling authors and Youtubers. She is also a best-selling author of personal finances and health books.